Journal of Business Ethics

, Volume 112, Issue 2, pp 257–270 | Cite as

Bringing Work Back in Islamic Ethics

  • Bayu Taufiq Possumah
  • Abdul Ghafar Ismail
  • Shahida Shahimi


Religion and work are seldom discussed. The two have caused scholars to question the religion’s role with work. This paper reviews research on the integrate between religion and work by examining issues of concept, definition, measurement, and reviewing research that examines the relationship of work and religion with respect to: different times, types of people, organize human interactions and sources of knowledge. We then discuss the methodological requirement for reintegrating work studies into social institutional theory and indicate what the conceptual payoffs of such integration might be. These payoffs include breaking new conceptual ground, resolving theoretical puzzles and envisioning the nature of new social institutions


Work Islam Ethic 



Abdul Ghafar Ismail is also AmBank Group Resident Fellowship, Perdana Leadership Foundation and head of Economics and Finance School of Economics (EKONIS) UKM. The author benefited from the research Grant No. UKM-11KH-05-FRGS0087-2009.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Bayu Taufiq Possumah
    • 1
  • Abdul Ghafar Ismail
    • 1
  • Shahida Shahimi
    • 1
  1. 1.Research Center for Islamic Economics and Finance, School of EconomicsUniversiti Kebangsaan MalaysiaSelangorMalaysia

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