Exploring E-Commerce and Corporate Social Responsibility from the Sharia Point of View

  • Mohammad Faruk Hossain Universiti Utara Malaysia, Sintok-06010, Malaysia
  • Che Thalbi bt Md. Ismail Universiti Utara Malaysia, Sintok-06010, Malaysia
  • Nazli Mahdzir Universiti Utara Malaysia, Sintok-06010, Malaysia
Keywords: E-Commerce, Legal Contract, Sharia, CSR, Corporate Social Responsibility

Abstract

This study discusses what is, and what is not a valid and legal contract in Sharia, considering certain stipulated requirements for the acceptability of a contract. It then considers the legality of e-commerce, whether it complies with those stipulated requirements. Business under Islam primarily fulfils a collective religious obligation and fulfil an enlarged scope of responsibilities. In this context, the protection of the e-consumers, the status of an e-commerce transaction and responsible e-commerce are discussed to expose to those who are wondering whether e-commerce is admissible from the Sharia point of view. So that they could benefit from e-commerce if it is proved as an admitted fact in Islam. The final section concludes with a plea for good judgment toward corporate social responsibility practice and avoiding prohibited materials in e-commerce.

Author Biographies

Mohammad Faruk Hossain, Universiti Utara Malaysia, Sintok-06010, Malaysia

School of Law, Ghazali Shafie Graduate School of Government

Che Thalbi bt Md. Ismail, Universiti Utara Malaysia, Sintok-06010, Malaysia

School of Law, Ghazali Shafie Graduate School of Government

Nazli Mahdzir, Universiti Utara Malaysia, Sintok-06010, Malaysia

School of Law, Ghazali Shafie Graduate School of Government

Published
2021-06-30
How to Cite
Hossain, M. F., Ismail, C. T. bt M., & Mahdzir, N. (2021). Exploring E-Commerce and Corporate Social Responsibility from the Sharia Point of View. Pakistan Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences, 9(1), 39 - 50. https://doi.org/10.52131/pjhss.2021.0901.0111