Handbook on Islam and Economic Life
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Handbook on Islam and Economic Life

Edited by M. Kabir Hassan and Mervyn K. Lewis

Handbook on Islam and Economic Life is a unique study, one of the first of its kind to consider Islam within a broader economic sphere. Covering a wide breadth of topics and research, it explores how Islam impinges upon and seeks to shape major aspects of economic life including economic organisation, business and management, finance and investment, charity, mutuality and self-help, and government. It concludes by analysing the link between religion and development, the present economic situation in Arab countries and the causes of underdevelopment in Muslim countries.
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Chapter 12: The Islamic accounting triangle: measurement, disclosure and enforcement

Roszaini Haniffa and Mohammad Hudaib

Abstract

This chapter discusses some of the underlying problems in conventional accounting, which is deemed inappropriate for Islamic business organizations in fulfilling the objectives of Islamic teachings. It illustrates the implications of the Islamic worldview for accounting policies and practices. It provides a critical analysis of three interrelated issues in accounting, namely recognition and measurement, disclosure, and enforcement, which Islamic business organizations need to pay attention to in order to fulfil their accountability to stakeholders.

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