Fraudulent business practices in early Islam as reported in a classical text / Ahmad Che Yaacob and Normah Omar

Che Yaacob, Ahmad and Omar, Normah (2014) Fraudulent business practices in early Islam as reported in a classical text / Ahmad Che Yaacob and Normah Omar. Malaysian Accounting Review, 13 (1). pp. 129-142. ISSN 1675-4077

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The main purpose of this paper is to elucidate some fraudulent business practices in early Islam. The reference material is an edited manuscript entitled Kitab al-Nazar wa al-Ahkam fi Jami Ahwal al-Suq (Book on supervision and legal decision on matters related to the market). The book, which deals with the subject of market supervision, is considered the earliest of its kind. The book was a compilation of legal opinions of a Maliki scholar Yahya ibn Umar (d. 289H/901CE), who was asked about various matters relating to business practices during his time. The fact that these legal opinions are made based on understanding of Islamic law it should be differentiated from ordinary works offiqh. In fact the book deals with real situation in the business during that times and describes actions taken by the officer in charge.


Item Type: Article
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Che Yaacob, AhmadUNSPECIFIED
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > Personnel management. Employment management > Employee theft. Employee crimes. Crimes against employees. Including violence in the workplace
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology > Fraud. Swindling. Confidence games
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam > Accounting Research Institute (ARI)
Journal or Publication Title: Malaysian Accounting Review
Journal: UiTM Journal > Management & Accounting Review (MAR)
ISSN: 1675-4077
Volume: 13
Number: 1
Page Range: pp. 129-142
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Item ID: 13680
Uncontrolled Keywords: Fraud, Islamic law, market supervision


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