Child labour: Islamic perspective / Abu Talib Mohammad Monawer and Dewan Mahboob Hossain

Mohammad Monawer, Abu Talib and Hossain, Dewan Mahboob (2016) Child labour: Islamic perspective / Abu Talib Mohammad Monawer and Dewan Mahboob Hossain. Esteem Academic Journal : Social Sciences & Technology, 12 (2). pp. 15-30. ISSN 1675-7939

Abstract

The issue of child labour got immense importance from the people around the world. Many researchers have highlighted the negative effects of hazardous child labour. However, it is also true that child labour is a common phenomenon in the developing as well as underdeveloped countries where poor families send their children to work for the economic sustenance. This article is an attempt to understand whether child labour is acceptable in the eyes of a religion – Islam. This conceptual paper makes an attempt to find solution of this ethical dilemma by analysing Islamic teachings derived from the Qur’an, the Sunnah, the comments of the Islamic scholars, and several historical evidences such as the case of the Prophet’s young companion- Anas and the case of fetus in uterus of Ghamidiyyah- the adulteress women. From the context of the economic conditions of citizens from poor Islamic countries, the issue of child labour arises as an ethical dilemma. This paper makes an attempt to provide a solution in the light of Islamic teachings. The paper concludes that Islam allows child labour that is not hazardous and unethical. In order to eliminate hazardous child labour, initiatives should be taken from four levels: individual level, family level, employment level, and state level.

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Item Type: Article
Creators:
CreatorsID Num. / Email
Mohammad Monawer, Abu TalibUNSPECIFIED
Hossain, Dewan MahboobUNSPECIFIED
Journal or Publication Title: Esteem Academic Journal : Social Sciences & Technology
ISSN: 1675-7939
Volume: 12
Number: 2
Page Range: pp. 15-30
Item ID: 16993
Uncontrolled Keywords: Child labour; Islamic perspective
URI: http://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/16993

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