Hasan, Zubair (2006): Sustainable development from an Islamic Perspective: meaning implications and policy concerns. Published in: J.KAU: Islamic Economics , Vol. 19, No. 1 (2006): pp. 3-18.
Download (451Kb) | Preview
Abstract This paper examines the debate on the meaning of sustainable development and the policy implications of different approaches from an Islamic perspective. It integrates mainstream and Islamic positions on the subject and argues that to whatever definition of sustainable development one might subscribe, eventually, each ends in an environmental concern. This paper attempts to show that the continuous increase in output of goods and services worldwide imposes a trade off between material prosperity on the one hand and pollution poisoning of human beings on the other. It engages in the intensifying debate about how the benefits of the former and the negative impact of the latter could be more evenly distributed. The paper takes inspiration from the maqasid (objectives) of the Shari’ah and verses of the holy Qur’an that indicate a way out of this impasse. It holds that the worldview differences of secularism and Islam are the basic reason of divergence between their approaches to development. It argues that the Islamic approach is more agreeable to environmental protection and concludes that issues surrounding sustainable development have moral, ethical, social, and political complexities and that economics or economists alone cannot resolve the problem.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Institution:||International Islamic University of Malaysia|
|Original Title:||Sustainable development from an Islamic Perspective: meaning implications and policy concerns|
|Keywords:||Sustainable; Development; Islamic perspective; Policy concerns|
|Subjects:||Q - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics > Q5 - Environmental Economics > Q56 - Environment and Development; Environment and Trade; Sustainability; Environmental Accounts and Accounting; Environmental Equity; Population Growth
Q - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics > Q5 - Environmental Economics
|Depositing User:||Zubair Hasan|
|Date Deposited:||19. Apr 2007|
|Last Modified:||13. Feb 2013 04:15|
1. A.R.E. (5 / 30 /2003): Sustainable Development – Origin and Meaning Web Page
2. Akhtar, M.R. (1996) Towards an Islamic Approach for Environmental Balance, Islamic Economic Studies, Vol. 3, No.2, pp.57-77
3. Ansari, M.I. (1994): Perspectives on Sustainable Development, The American Journal of Islamic Social Sciences, Vol.11, No. 3, pp.394-402 4. Chapra, M. Umer (2000): The Future of Economics: An Islamic Perspective, The Islamic Foundation, UK pp.
5. Field, Barry C. and Field, Martha K (2002): Environmental Economics – An Introduction, McGraw-Hill, Kuala Lumpur.
6. Gutes, M.C. (1996) The Concept of Weak Sustainability, Ecological Economics, Vol. 17, pp.147-156
7. Haque, Mahboobul (1971): Employment and Income Distribution in 1970s – A New Perspective, Pakistan Economic and Social Review.
8. Hasan, Zubair, (1995): Review of M. U. Chapra’s ‘Islam and Economic Development’ IIUM Journal of Islamic Economics, Vol. 4, No. 1 and 2 pp. 61-70.
9. -------------- (1997): Fulfillment of Basic Needs: Concept Measurement and Muslim Countries’ Performance, IIUM Journal of Economics and Management Sciences Vol. 5, N0.2 pp. 1-38
10. -------------- (1998): Islamization of Knowledge in Economics: Issues and Agenda, IIUM Journal of Economics and Management (Special Issue) Vol. 6, No. 2, pp. 1-40
11. --------------- (2003) Globalization, Development, and Muslims, International Journal of Muslim Unity, iiMU International Islamic University of Malaysia, 1.1, pp. 41-57
Hassan, A. and Cajee, Z.A (2002): Islam, Muslims, and Sustainable Development: The Message from Johannesburg, IMASE Web site. http://www.imase.org/details.php?articleid=10