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The concept of Itqan and its role in Muslim professional life

Ismail, Ahmad Faris and Shuriye, Abdi Omar and Adam, Ibrahim A. (2009) The concept of Itqan and its role in Muslim professional life. In: Ethics of engineering education. IIUM Press, Kuala Lumpur, pp. 99-105. ISBN 9789833855674

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Abstract

Professional Ethics which concern one's conduct of behavior and practice when carrying out professional work needs Itqan. The word itqan is an Arabic word which has a close meaning to the English word pelfection. Islam as a perfect and comprehensive religion set the bases for quality work. The order, discipline, accuracy, beautiful work, well thought out tasks and justice are all part of quality Islamic work and performance. Quran as the final divine revelation from Allah provides a code of conduct for every believer and is the commandment and warrant for him to be committed in hislher work and be sincere about it [5]. Adhering to the Quranic teachings on itqan equips the Muslim professional an effective approach to problem-solving preceded by steady and thorough examination before undertaking an activity and enables the Muslim to tackle problems in an orderly and disciplined manner. This prompts us to the institutionalization of Codes of Conduct and Codes of Practice which are common in many professional bodies for their members to observe. This paper attempts to investigate the importance of this concept and its role in the Muslim life.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Additional Information: 1743/1250 (fp TA157E84S 2009)
Uncontrolled Keywords: itqan, professional ethics, codes of conduct
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Engineering
Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Science
Depositing User: Abdi Omar Shuriye
Date Deposited: 02 Aug 2011 08:45
Last Modified: 08 Mar 2012 16:32
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/1250

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