Ethics of Administration and Development in Islam: A Comparative Perspective
Author(s)Al-Mutairi, Hezam Mater O.
KeywordsEthics of Administration
Ethics of Development
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AbstractThird world countries including Muslim countries are categorized as under developed. Many Western writers refer this backwardness to the Islamic beliefs and behavioral injunctions. In this paper, the writer tried to show how these claims are incorrect and he presented a Muslim's explanation for them. The author also demonstrated the Islamic view of ethics of administration and development, which emphasized the incorrectness of such biased claims about Islam by many orientalists. It deals with Islam as a perfect comprehensive system and as a religion of superior model, in the sense that it seeks the attainment of optimal solutions to human problems. Islam is also considered practical and feasible, as it was embraced and successfully applied for centuries. Certain issues were elaborated such as: intellectual, planning, socio-political and economic development within the Islamic ethics and administration.
Journal of King Saud University, Administrative Sciences: 14 (1); 49-64