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Sustainable Development and Islamic Ethics – a Primer on the Conceptual Linkages

The article with the above title was originally published in the Journal of Islamic Administration, Vols.4-5, No.1, Winter 1998-99 (published in 2001): 27-36. Revised version published in A. Farid and N.A. Khan (eds.) 21st Century Challenges for the Global Muslim Community: Knowledge, Development and Revival: Selected Oriental Perspectives, RFHRM, Dhaka, 2008:137-150. The author, Dr. Niaz Ahmed Khan, is Professor of Development Studies, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh

Article abstract: This article explores the conceptual linkages between the notion of sustainable development and Islamic ethics in order to argue that (a) Islam offers a broad-based moral agenda for sustainable development; and (b) the issue deserves to be explored extensively in face of the present crises of development and environmental degradation. It has been suggested that the rudimentary features of the mainstream analyses of sustainable development are well in conformity with the Islamic ethical principles. These principles can provide a useful foundation and platform for any interested institution or state to launch programmes and policies towards conservation and betterment of the surrounding environment and the resources therein.

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This is indeed interesting reading.

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