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 of Social Sciences & Liberal Arts
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Book or Conference Proceedings Title
Handbook of Ethics of Islamic Economics and Finance
Abbas Mirakhor, Zamir Iqbal, Seyed Kazem Sadr
De gruyter studies in islamic economics, finance and business
Place of Publication
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.
Raquib, A., Qadir, J., & Ahmed, H. S. (2020). Spiritual Excellence (Ihsan) for Professionals: A Hadith-Based Perspective. Handbook of Ethics of Islamic Economics and Finance, 5, 217-237. Retrieved from https://ir.iba.edu.pk/faculty-research-series/2