Entrepreneurs' social responsibilities from Islamic perspective: A study of Muslim entrepreneurs in Malaysia

Yazilmiwati Yaacob, * and Ilhaamie Abdul Ghani Azmi, (2012) Entrepreneurs' social responsibilities from Islamic perspective: A study of Muslim entrepreneurs in Malaysia. Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences,, 58. pp. 1131-1138. ISSN 1877-0428

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Abstract

The success of an entrepreneur from an Islamic perspective is not only measured in terms of material success. This is because human needs are not subjected just to the property they own, but encompasses all aspects required by the maqasid al-Shariah - namely religion, intelligence, life, honor as well as physical property. Therefore, an assessment of whether the entrepreneur succeeds or fail is based on the concept of maqasid al-Shariah. This study aims to examine the social responsibility of a Muslim entrepreneur in Malaysia in fulfilling maqasid al-Shariah aspects with regards to their responsibilities to family members, the poor as well as their responsibility towards the Muslim community by providing employment opportunities to society, doing business in accordance with Islamic law and create an economic system based on Islamic's sharia. This study will focus on the relationship between the achievement of Muslim entrepreneurs in Malaysia and their social responsibility by using Pearson's correlation test. The study found a significant relationship between the achievement of Muslim entrepreneurs in Malaysia with social responsibility undertaken by them.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: First author is with MOHE- Compulsory Subject Unit, Sunway College; 2nd author with Syariah and Management, Academy of Islamic Studies, University of Malaya. Paper presented at the 8th International Strategic Management Conference.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Muslim Entrepreneur; Maqasid al-Shariah; social responsibilities; success factor; achievement
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc
H Social Sciences > HF Commerce
Divisions: General > MOHE General Studies
Others > Non Sunway Academics
Depositing User: Ms. Molly Chuah
Date Deposited: 27 Jan 2014 09:56
Last Modified: 27 Jan 2014 09:56
URI: http://eprints.sunway.edu.my/id/eprint/224

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