Dissolving the Engineering Moral Dilemmas Within the Islamic Ethico-Legal Praxes

TitleDissolving the Engineering Moral Dilemmas Within the Islamic Ethico-Legal Praxes
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2011
AuthorsSolihu, AKH, Ambali, AR
JournalScience & Engineering Ethics
Type of ArticleArticle
Publication Languageeng
ISSN Number13533452
Accession Number58456532
KeywordsBIOETHICS , Emerging Technologies , ENGINEERING , ENGINEERS , ethical decision-making , GENETICALLY , GM , Islamic , Maqasid , objectives , whistleblowing
AbstractIslam provides a value-based mechanism rooted in the Maqasid al-Shari'ah (the objectives of Islamic law). This mechanism prioritizes some values over others and could help resolve the moral dilemmas faced in engineering. This paper introduces the Islamic interpretive-evaluative maxims to two core issues in engineering ethics: genetically modified foods and whistleblowing. The study aims primarily to provide problem-solving maxims within the Maqasid al-Shari'ah matrix through which such moral dilemmas in science and engineering could be studied and resolved.
NotesSolihu, Abdul Kabir Hussain 1; Email Address: kabir@iiu.edu.my Ambali, Abdul Rauf 2; Email Address: ambali63@gmail.com; Affiliation: 1: Department of General Studies, Faculty of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences International Islamic University Malaysia, P.O. Box 10, 50728 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 2: Faculty of Administrative Science and Policy Studies, University Technology Mara, UiTM, Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia; Source Info: Mar2011, Vol. 17 Issue 1, p133; Subject Term: BIOETHICS; Subject Term: ENGINEERING; Subject Term: ENGINEERS; Subject Term: ISLAMIC law; Subject Term: GENETICALLY modified foods; Author-Supplied Keyword: Bioethics; Author-Supplied Keyword: Engineering moral dilemma; Author-Supplied Keyword: GM food; Author-Supplied Keyword: Maqasid al-Shari'ah; Author-Supplied Keyword: Objectives of Islamic law; Author-Supplied Keyword: Whistleblowing; Number of Pages: 15p; Document Type: Article
Short TitleDissolving the Engineering Moral Dilemmas Within the Islamic Ethico-Legal Praxes
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