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Oliver Thomas Economics 2/17/14 Some argue that trade facilitates peace while others argue that peace enables trade. One can get a clear understanding about the relation that trade and religion have with one another through comparing both Islam and Buddhism. These two religions make it clear that religion and trade are compliments. The nature and beliefs of the two religions facilitated trade and as both Islamic and Buddhist traders traveled they spread these beliefs across the world. According to both Islam and Buddhism people are equal and should be treated with respect. As Buddhism has disdain for the Caste system Islam believes in service and taking in those who are worse off than you. Both religions believe in fair business practices. Islam preaches that people are renters of the one God’s possessions and nobody should perform business in only their benefit. For Buddhists there is no great importance for entrepreneurship so making huge business gains was never a lifestyle. According to these facts trade was the perfect way of life for the
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