IIUM Repository

Linking software engineering paradigms to Islamic values

Khan, Burhan Ul Islam and Pampori, Bisma Rasol and Mattoo, M. Mueen Ul Islam and Hurrah, Ajaz Ahmad and Ajayi, Binyamin Adeniyi and Olanrewaju, Rashidah Funke (2017) Linking software engineering paradigms to Islamic values. Journal of Theoretical and Applied Information Technology, 95 (7). pp. 1405-1417. ISSN 1992-8645 E-ISSN 1817-3195

[img] PDF - Published Version
Restricted to Repository staff only

Download (269kB) | Request a copy
[img] PDF (SCOPUS)
Restricted to Registered users only

Download (140kB) | Request a copy


In general, Muslims all over the world have an innate tendency to hold fast to Islam’s teachings as narrated in the Qur’an and Hadith. The present study is an investigation on the utilization of this adherence for improving the standards of ethical behavior of Muslim IT professionals, particularly software engineers. The principal point of this paper is to develop the importance of ethics among software engineers in order to make them realize the impact of various immoral practices in their field e.g., property violations, general software upgrading, design methodology, software privacy, etc. The moral values put forward in code-of- conduct have been scrutinized from Islamic point of view by studying the same in light of verses in the Qur’an and Hadith of our beloved Prophet Muhammad (P.B.U.H.). It is high time for software engineers and developers to accept the dire need of a paradigm shift in software engineering that integrates divine revelation with reason. The paper, therefore, has an Islamic but global approach towards software engineering paradigms.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 6796/56760
Uncontrolled Keywords: Code of Ethics, Ethical Issues, Information Ethics, Islamic Ethics, Software Engineering Ethics
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BJ Ethics
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BJ Ethics > BJ1188 Religious ethics
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc > BP1 Islam
Q Science > Q Science (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Depositing User: Dr. Rashidah Funke Olanrewaju
Date Deposited: 09 May 2017 15:24
Last Modified: 06 Mar 2018 09:55
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/56760

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item


Downloads per month over past year