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The concept of sustainability from the Islamic perspectives

Ahmad Sarkawi, Azila and Abdullah, Alias and Md Dali, Norimah (2016) The concept of sustainability from the Islamic perspectives. International Journal of Business, Economics and Law, 9 (5). pp. 112-116. ISSN 2289-1552

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Abstract

Muslims are religiously entrusted to prosper the earth via performing their obligations as khalifah (vicegerent). Indeed their performance will be queried in the Day of Resurrection. Since the 80s when the concept of ‘sustainability’ was first introduced, this term had been persistently centred on the context of renewable resources and ecological capabilities to support human life. At this juncture, it is worth considering shifting the paradigm to include the Islamic point of view especially pertaining to the built environment professions. Thus, this paper is reviewing the present concept of sustainability including the positioning of its three pillars namely environment, social and economy from the Islamic perspectives.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 2826/50968
Uncontrolled Keywords: Islam; built environment; sustainability; sustainable development; religion.
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NA Architecture > NA2542.36 Sustainable architecture
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design > Department of Urban & Regional Planning
Depositing User: dr azila ahmad sarkawi
Date Deposited: 24 Jun 2016 12:54
Last Modified: 10 Oct 2017 14:36
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/50968

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