Corporate Social Responsibility in Islamic Law: Labor and Employment
Radwa S. Elsaman
American University Washington College of Law; Cairo University School of Law
May 1, 2011
Yonsei Law Journal, Vol. 2 No.1, May 2011
Islam is not only a way of worship; but also, an entire legal, economic, social, political, and commercial system. Hence, it affects every day behavior of its followers including business transactions. Also, Islamic law, almost, dominates most of the Muslim countries’ internal legal systems. Considering how Islamic business ethics affect corporate social responsibility can be useful to multinational corporations making their investment decisions in Muslim countries. This article discusses the general framework governing business ethics in Islamic law, giving perspective to labor standards.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 30
Keywords: corporate social responsibility, business ethics, labor, employment, Islam, Islamic law, Shari'a, human rights, comparative law, commercial law, religion, Middle East, Arab
JEL Classification: K29Accepted Paper Series
Date posted: June 13, 2011 ; Last revised: June 28, 2011
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