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Child labor under Islamic law (the shari’ah): an overview

Mohd, Azizah and Nik Mahmod, Nik Ahmad Kamal and Ali Mohamed, Ashgar Ali and Amuda, Yusuff Jelili and Che Mohd Salleh, Marhanum (2018) Child labor under Islamic law (the shari’ah): an overview. Al-Shajarah: Journal of The International Institute of Islamic Thought and Civilisation (ISTAC), 23 (2). pp. 295-314. ISSN 1394-6870

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Child Labor is another serious world phenomenon that affects a child’s rights. In general, Child Labor may seem to reflect any form of child employment scenario whether it hazardous or not- hazardous to children’s welfare. Millions of children are working around the world for helping their destitute family or themselves. It is so unfortunate that many are also forced to involve in dangerous employment like armed forces, drug trafficking and sexual exploitation. This clearly violates children rights especially right to kind treatment, maintenance, good health and education. In Islam, children are regarded as bounties from Allah the almighty God and should be loved and cherished. This paper wishes to examine Islamic Overview on Child Labor and how they are to be protected. Examination extends to certain means that Islamic law may offer to further protect children from Child Labor. For that purpose, the analysis will involve examination on Islamic Perspectives on the role of the government in combating Child Labor what are the preventive measures that may be undertaken in order to prevent Child Labor.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 1931/69095
Uncontrolled Keywords: Child Labor; Child protection; Child's rights; Islamic law; International legal framework
Subjects: 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
Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyyah of Laws > Department of Civil Law
Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyyah of Laws > Department of Islamic Law
Depositing User: Dr Azizah Mohd
Date Deposited: 10 Jan 2019 17:25
Last Modified: 26 Feb 2019 11:55
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/69095

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