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Involvement of women in economy: an explication from the Islamic perspective

Kamaruddin, Zuraidah and Yunus, Saidatolakma and Kassim, Salina and Embong, Rahimah (2021) Involvement of women in economy: an explication from the Islamic perspective. REVISTA GEINTEC-GESTAO INOVACAO E TECNOLOGIAS, 11 (2). pp. 970-976. ISSN 2237-0722

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Islam provides prescriptions on the specific rights and obligations of men and women in the society. While women in the West still fight for their rights to an equal position until today, Islam provides Muslim women with the rights to be involved in economic activities based on their personal merit and wisdom. This paper aims to highlight the involvement of Muslim women in economic activities from an Islamic perspective. Islam does not limit the task of women to being mothers; Muslim women can involve themselves in other fields such as economics and politics, as long as they adhere to the guidelines put forward by the religion. It cannot be denied that their involvement in the economic sector became one of the development factors of Islamic civilisation since the very beginning of Islam until now. The purpose of their voluntary involvement in the economy was to contribute their skills and expertise as well as to apply their knowledge for the benefit and maslahah of the Muslim society and ummah. The study concludes that out that the involvement of Muslim women in economic activities plays an important role in a country's development process, particularly when the women's labour were in a compatible manner within the limits of shariah.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Role, Muslim Women, Economy, Islamic Perspective
Subjects: BPH Islamic Economics > BPH72 Economic development. Growth. Sustainable development. Sustainability
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences
Depositing User: Asst Prof Zuraidah Kamaruddin
Date Deposited: 22 Dec 2021 11:13
Last Modified: 22 Dec 2021 11:13
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/95058

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