Performance and Maqasid al- Shari'ah's Pentagon-Shaped Ethical Measurement

TitlePerformance and Maqasid al- Shari'ah's Pentagon-Shaped Ethical Measurement
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2015
AuthorsBedoui, HEddine, Mansour, W
JournalScience & Engineering Ethics
Date Published2015
Publication Languageeng
ISBN Number13533452
Keywordsethical , ethics , ISLAM , Islamic , Maqasid , Organizational , PERFORMANCE , RELIGION
AbstractBusiness performance is traditionally viewed from the one-dimensional financial angle. This paper develops a new approach that links performance to the ethical vision of Islam based on maqasid al- shari'ah (i.e., the objectives of Islamic law). The approach involves a Pentagon-shaped performance scheme structure via five pillars, namely wealth, posterity, intellect, faith, and human self. Such a scheme ensures that any firm or organization can ethically contribute to the promotion of human welfare, prevent corruption, and enhance social and economic stability and not merely maximize its own performance in terms of its financial return. A quantitative measure of ethical performance is developed. It surprisingly shows that a firm or organization following only the financial aspect at the expense of the others performs poorly. 
NotesBedoui, Houssem Eddine; Email Address: Mansour, Walid 1; Email Address:; Affiliation: 1: Islamic Economics Institute, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah Kingdom of Saudi Arabia; Source Info: Jun2015, Vol. 21 Issue 3, p555; Subject Term: ORGANIZATIONAL performance; Subject Term: RELIGION & ethics; Subject Term: ISLAM; Subject Term: ISLAMIC law; Subject Term: ORGANIZATIONAL behavior -- Moral & ethical aspects; Author-Supplied Keyword: Ethical measurement; Author-Supplied Keyword: Ethics; Author-Supplied Keyword: Maqasid al-shari'ah; Author-Supplied Keyword: Performance; Number of Pages: 22p; Document Type: Article