Work Ethic and Professionalism in Islamic Perspective

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Abdul Samad Danish
Asif Nawaz Khan
Muhammad Siddique


This article aims at conceptualizing work ethic and professionalism from Islamic point of view, connect the theological principles and yes practical applications in present era of work. The paper examines the Islamic texts, mainly the Quran and Hadith to outline the main foundations of the Islamic Work ethic (IWE). The study brings out tenets such as hard work, honesty, accountability, and social responsibility as the basic elements that make up the Islamic work ethic. Major Islamic values such as Ihsan (being the best one can be), Amanah (honour and trustworthiness), and Adl (justice) are highlighted as the foundation of creating the outstanding value of the employees. While these values are religious responsibilities first and foremost, they also provide practical wisdom that is instrumental in enhancing effectiveness and ethics in business. This article puts into contrast the Islamic view of work with those of secular and Western work ethics. This is done by pointing out the identical as well as the many distinguishing aspects present in both. Profession align with Shariah (Islamic law) and attain proper conduct and well-being of the individual and society in the Islamic perspective. The paper serves a vivid discussion on how leadership and management are applied within an Islamic framework, calling for an understanding view that both spiritual values and professional skills are used together. This text looks into the outcomes of IWE for the businesses of today and methods of integrating Islamic ethics into management systems, human resource policy, and social responsibility of the production. Lastly, a model for the sense of professionality in the Islamic setting that integrates social objectives at an individual level with the career aspirations of the person is presented. This in turn leads to a balanced work environment that is socially fair. This in-depth analysis strives to add to the debate regarding ethical work practices and, therefore, provide enlightenment to both Muslim and non-Muslim professionals who aim to adoptions Islamic ethical principles into their professional lives.

Keywords: Work Ethic, Professionalism, Islamic Principals, Societal Goals, Workplace Environment

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