Ekara Helfaya, AN, Kotb, A and Abdelzaher, D (2017) Eco-Islam: Beyond the Principles of Why and What, and Into the Principles of How. Journal of Business Ethics. pp. 1-21. ISSN 1573-0697

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Abstract

A growing body of literature has thought to draw the link between Islamic ethics and environmental stewardship to explain the foundational principles of why humans should care about the environment, which gave rise to the coining of the term “Eco-Islam”. But only recently have we started to witness the birth of empirical examinations of the Eco-Islam concept, going beyond the why principles and so explaining what is meant by the environment, the role of humans towards it, and its regard as explained in the holy book of Muslims—the Qur’an. However, these foundational (why and what) principles do not suggest specific behavioural actions. This study conceptually and methodologically advances the existing literature from the belief (why and what) level of Islamic teachings about the environment to the action level by addressing questions such as: how can we take our belief of “Eco-Islam” to actually guide behaviours and outcomes? And in which business contexts are these behavioural principles more immediately applicable? To achieve this, we have undertaken qualitative research to analyse the content (i.e. verses) of the holy Qur’an. Our findings yield a framework that proposes key behavioural application principles (how) of Eco-Islam. Examples of prac

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Additional Information: This is the accepted author manuscript (AAM). The final published version (version of record) is available online via Springer at https://doi.org/10.1007/s10551-017-3518-2 Please refer to any applicable terms of use of the publisher.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Islam; Environment; Eco-Islam; Individual responsibility; Islamic environmental responsibility; Sustainability
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BJ Ethics
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
Divisions: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > Keele Management School
Depositing User: Symplectic
Date Deposited: 03 Apr 2017 13:54
Last Modified: 13 Jun 2018 09:41
URI: http://eprints.keele.ac.uk/id/eprint/3148

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