A SHARI’AH PERSPECTIVE ON ENVIRONMENTAL PUBLIC POLICY MAKING FOR THE ISLAMIC ECONOMIC SYSTEM: EVIDENCE FROM MALAYSIA

Sarabdeen Masahina, A.C. Muhammadu Kijas, Rafia Afroz, Jarita Duasa

Abstract


As a vicegerent of Allah Subhanahu wa ta’ala, human beings are entrusted to pursue revealed teachings, rights, and preserve order and harmony of nature with other forms of life and physical elements. This study investigates the awareness, attitude, and behaviour of households to suggest policies and economic incentives to improve the air quality in Klang Valley, Malaysia. The results show that the level of awareness and attitude towards air pollution is high among the household respondents. However, the behaviour of the respondents is very low. The public policy makers should focus on developing policies to encourage environmental behaviour of Malaysians. The beliefs of man need to be changed to protect the environment. An Islamic way of life that includes environmental consciousness, simplicity, planning, legislation, monitoring and resource development are crucial institutions to keep track of developments for environmental public policy making in the Islamic economic system.



DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.22373/share.v6i2.1547

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