Editorial
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Kamali, Mohammad Hashim. 2016. “Editorial”. Islam and Civilisational Renewal </Br> ICR Journal 7 (1). https://icrjournal.org/index.php/icr/article/view/528.

Abstract

It is with great pleasure that I place before the reader the January 2016 issue of IAIS Malaysia’s flagship journal, Islam and Civilisational Renewal. This issue contains six substantive articles and three viewpoints, in addition to several event reports and a book review. The first article is my own, entitled ‘Islam and Sustainable Development’, examining Islam’s holistic approach to development. I argue that, by utilising the concepts of public interest (maslahah), the higher purposes (maqasid) of Shari’ah, equilibrium (mizan) and moderation (wasatiyyah), Islam imposes a strict set of ethical standards on SD, resulting in a responsible approach to development that is dedicated to (amongst other things) preservation of the environment and poverty reduction. This contrasts sharply with the Western capitalist approach, which has resulted in significant wealth and resource allocation disparities. 

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