Bribery and Corruption from a Shari’ah Perspective
ICR 4-2

How to Cite

Kamali, Mohammad Hashim. 2013. “Bribery and Corruption from a Shari’ah Perspective”. Islam and Civilisational Renewal </Br> ICR Journal 4 (2).


The on-going campaign Malaysia is waging against corruption has gained momentum. Tunku Abdul Aziz called it an “All-Malaysian duty” in which everyone should take part regardless of political affiliation (NST, 5 January, 2013). I would also add that it is an all-Muslim duty and an appeal to the religious conscience of the Muslims of this country. Playing a proactive role in this campaign is a veritable ʿamal salih, the right moral action that the Qur’an repeatedly enjoins upon all Muslims. It is also an act with great societal benefit that elevates the standing of the ummah and Malaysia in the international community. Fighting bribery (rashwah) and corruption (fasad) is an integral part of the teachings of the Qur’an and hadith.



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