Book Chapter or Conference Paper Title

Spiritual Excellence (Ihsan) for Professionals: A Hadith-Based Perspective

Faculty / School

School of Economics and Social Sciences (SESS)

Department

Department of Social Sciences & Liberal Arts

Was this content written or created while at IBA?

Yes

Document Type

Book Chapter

Publication Date

2-2020

Author Affiliation

  • Amana Rauib is Assistant Professor at Institute of Business Administration, (IBA), Karachi
  • Junaid Qadir is Professor at the Information Technology University (ITU) of Punjab in Lahore

Book or Conference Proceedings Title

Handbook of Ethics of Islamic Economics and Finance

Editor(s)

Abbas Mirakhor, Zamir Iqbal, Seyed Kazem Sadr

Series

De gruyter studies in islamic economics, finance and business

Volume

5

First Page

217

Last Page

237

Publisher

De Gruyter

Place of Publication

Boston

Abstract / Description

In this chapter, we initially introduce the concept of Al-Ihsan and describe what it means and why it is important, particularly for professionals working in the filed of Islamic Finance by leveraging predominantly the Hadith corpus. The relationship of Al-Ihsan with Islamic ethics will also be highlighted. In particular, in Section 2, we we will motivate the need for incorporating Ihsan and describe the benefits it can bring to Muslim professionals; in Section 3, we will describe the seven ways someone can become a person of Ihsan (Al-Muhsin). We discuss thereafter in Section 4 how the concepts we discuss are relevant in the context of modern society and what value the Islamic concept of Ihsan can bring to the modern ethical pratice and discourse. Finally, the chapter is concluded in Section 5.

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