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Qur’anic ethics for environmental responsibility: implications for business practice

Ekara Helfaya

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Despite the growing interest in examining the role of religious beliefs as a guide towards environmental conscious actions, there is still a lack of research informed by an analysis of divine messages. This deficiency includes the extent to which ethics for environmental responsibility are promoted within textual divine messages; types of environmental themes promoted within the text of divine messages; and implications of such religious environmental ethics for business practice. The present study attempts to fill this gap by conducting a thorough content analysis of environmental themes within the divine message of Muslims (the Qur’an) focusing on their related ethical aspects and business implications. The analysis has revealed 675 verses in 84 chapters throughout all 30 parts of the Qur’an, with environmental content relating to the core components of the natural world, i.e. human beings, water, air, land, plants, animals, and other natural resources. This environmental content and its related ethics are grounded on the belief that humans are vicegerents of God on the earth and their behaviours and actions are motivated by earthly and heavenly rewards. Implications of these findings for different sectors/businesses are also highlighted.

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Ekara Helfaya. (2018). Qur’anic ethics for environmental responsibility: implications for business practice. Journal of Business Ethics, 1105-1128. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10551-+016-3195-6

Acceptance Date Apr 26, 2016
Publication Date Jul 1, 2018
Journal Journal of Business Ethics
Print ISSN 0167-4544
Publisher Springer Verlag
Pages 1105-1128
DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/s10551-+016-3195-6
Keywords business practice, implications, corporate social responsibility, environmental responsibility, environmental ethics, Islam, Qur’an
Publisher URL http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10551- 016-3195-6

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