Corporate Social Responsibility in Islamic Law: Labor and Employment

Yonsei Law Journal, Vol. 2 No.1, May 2011

30 Pages Posted: 13 Jun 2011 Last revised: 28 Jun 2011

Radwa S. Elsaman

American University Washington College of Law; Cairo University School of Law

Date Written: May 1, 2011

Abstract

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.

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: K29

Suggested Citation

Elsaman, Radwa S., Corporate Social Responsibility in Islamic Law: Labor and Employment (May 1, 2011). Yonsei Law Journal, Vol. 2 No.1, May 2011 . Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1863863

Radwa Salah Elsaman (Contact Author)

American University Washington College of Law ( email )

4300 Nebraska Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20016
United States

Cairo University School of Law

Orman
Giza
Egypt

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