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Towards An Islamic Approach For Environmental Balance



    (Professor, School of Economics, Inter. Institute of Islamic Economics)


The paper studies the Islamic viewpoint about the environment and presents the notion of environmental balance in an Islamic economy. It asserts that this balance can be maintained with the help of Islamic ethics and institutions. The paper demonstrates the positive role of the private sector in terms of environment-friendly behavior, fellow-feeling, and simple living of the people. Similarly, it discusses the legislature, monitoring and resource development roles of the Islamic state to protect the environment. The paper contends that its approach provides an appropriate analytical framework for the understanding of the environmental question.

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  • Akhtar, Muhammad Ramzan, 1996. "Towards An Islamic Approach For Environmental Balance," Islamic Economic Studies, The Islamic Research and Training Institute (IRTI), vol. 3, pages 57-76.
  • Handle: RePEc:ris:isecst:0104

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    1. Coelho, Philip R P & McClure, James E, 1993. "Toward an Economic Theory of Fashion," Economic Inquiry, Western Economic Association International, vol. 31(4), pages 595-608, October.
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    2. Hasan, Zubair, 2006. "Sustainable development from an Islamic Perspective: meaning implications and policy concerns," MPRA Paper 2784, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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