Sharia Compliance in the Construction Industry: Is this Something to Build Upon?

Carrie Amani Annabi, Ummesalma Husein, Fatima Hassan, Nouman Nasir

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Sharia principles imply a mode of organising society and its variousfacets, as well as serving as a guide for the conduct of individuals withinthe institutional and social context. Accountability to be one of the pillarsof environmental ethics within Islam. Another of the most importantIslamic concepts is the solidarity of Islamic generations. Thus, thebroader environmental dimension related to building is a social concern.Building standards need to take into account this concern for preservingsustainability for future societies. Sharia compliant projects should bepermissible business. Prophet Muhammad’s (P.B.U.H.) Hadith hallmarksthe significance of adhering to Islamic legislation and highlights Halaland permissible business. Therein permissible/Halal business derives itselaboration from Islamic legislation. Sharia principles are oftenarticulated in broad terms. This has created a license to use discretion onhow to apply these principles. Owing to the fact there are differentschools of Islamic jurisprudence, interpretation of dicta are not always co-terminus. This paper looks into the various components particular tothe discussion on Sharia compliant logistics. In order to discuss thehypothetical facets involved in the depiction of Sharia compliant logisticsfor construction, the discussion is broken down to address the valuesassociated with Sharia compliant business and therefore the implicationsof Sharia compliant construction logistics leads on from there
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages16
JournalJournal of Emerging Economies and Islamic Research
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 30 Jan 2017


  • Sharia compliant construction
  • Halal
  • Halal Supply Chain
  • Halal Logistics
  • United Arab Emirates (UAE).


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