New Conceptual Foundations for Islamic Business Ethics: The Contributions of Abu-Hamid Al-Ghazali

  title={New Conceptual Foundations for Islamic Business Ethics: The Contributions of Abu-Hamid Al-Ghazali},
  author={Yusuf Sidani and Akram Al Ariss},
  journal={Journal of Business Ethics},
The dominant approach to understanding Islamic Business Ethics (IBE) has been based almost exclusively on either interpretations of the Qur’an and Sunna or influenced by Western understanding of Islam and ethics. However, there is a rich—largely ignored-tradition of ethical analysis conducted by Muslim philosophers which would broaden our understanding of Islamic ethics and hence IBE. We seek to correct this imbalance by examining works of Al-Ghazali, an early Muslim philosopher, scholar, and… 

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    Journal of Islamic Accounting and Business Research
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