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Ombudsman (Muhtasib) in business regulation: A cross cultural analysis

Omoola Olelakan, Sodiq and Mohamed, Nurah Sabahiah (2017) Ombudsman (Muhtasib) in business regulation: A cross cultural analysis. Journal of Islamic Thought and Civilisation, 7 (II (Fall)). pp. 18-40. ISSN 2075-0943 E-ISSN 2520-0313

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Ombudsman, known as Muhtasib in Islamic tradition: is an independant, impartial, and confidential complaint handler who serves as an alternative means of dispute resolution. Historical account shows that ombudsman institutions have been known in different cultures with various nomenclatures. The Islamic Muhtasib which has been proven to predate its similitude in other cultures is an evidence of cross-cultural learning from Islamic tradition to other cultures. This remains factual notwithstanding the lack of homogeneity of its origin as well as its modern usage in public administration, human right and business regulation. Through the use of doctrinal approach and library tools, the paper presents histology of ombudsman in the Islamic, Greek, Chinese and Scandinavian tradition. The study finds that ombudsman in the Islamic legal tradition is more suitable to business regulation than similar institution which exists in other cultures

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 3769/62216
Uncontrolled Keywords: Muhtasib, agoranomos, business regulation, Islamic tradition
Subjects: K Law > KBP Islamic Law > KBP1 Islamic law.Shariah.Fiqh > KBP50 History, development and application of Islamic law
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyyah of Laws > Department of Legal Practice
Depositing User: Dr. Nurah Sabahiah Mohamed
Date Deposited: 27 Feb 2018 12:24
Last Modified: 27 Feb 2018 12:24
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/62216

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