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Protecting children from labour: Muslim scholar’s viewpoint and legal provisions in selected Muslim countries

Mohd, Azizah and Nik Mahmod, Nik Ahmad Kamal and Ali Mohamed, Ashgar Ali and Amuda, Yusuf Jelili and Che Mohd Salleh, Marhanum (2017) Protecting children from labour: Muslim scholar’s viewpoint and legal provisions in selected Muslim countries. Advanced Science Letters, 23 (7). 6106-6109(4). ISSN 1936-6612 E-ISSN 1936-7317

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Protection of children from labour in Islam is basically based on the general purposes of Islamic law (maqasid al-Shari’ah) as well the spirit of the Shari’ah i.e., securing benefit to the mankind and removing harm from occurring on the people. This paper seeks to examine among others the contemporary Muslim scholar’s viewpoint on child labour under Islamic law as well as legal provisions on protecting children from labour under the laws in selected Muslim countries. This is to provide a sample of child protection from labour under Islamic perspective and Muslim jurisdiction. The research adopts a qualitative methodology where most of the data are collected in the library. The research found that the Muslim jurists differ on whether a child may be a subject of labour while the Muslim Countries have determined certain age for a child to be employed in non-hazardous work. It is believed that this paper will be beneficial for reference to all academicians, policymakers and the public as a whole. Keywords: Child Labour; Child Protection; Islamic Law; Muslim Countries

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 1931/61055
Subjects: K Law > K Law (General)
K Law > KBP Islamic Law
K Law > KBP Islamic Law > KBP1 Islamic law.Shariah.Fiqh
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyyah of Laws
Depositing User: National P Nik Ahmad Kamal Nik Mahmod
Date Deposited: 05 Jan 2018 15:29
Last Modified: 31 Jan 2018 23:10
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/61055

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