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Maqashid Al-Shari’ah-based performance measurement for the halal industry

Faried Kurnia Rahman (Department of Management of Technology, MJIIT Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Skudai, Malaysia)
Mohammad Ali Tareq (Department of Management of Technology, MJIIT Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)
Rochania Ayu Yunanda (Department of Management of Technology, MJIIT Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)
Akbariah Mahdzir (Department of Management of Technology, MJIIT Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)

Humanomics

ISSN: 0828-8666

Article publication date: 14 August 2017

Abstract

Purpose

The halal industry is one of the most growing industries in the world. It refers to the industry in line with Islamic principles and requirements. The emergence of this industry aims to fulfil the requirement of Islamic-compliant products and services. Surprisingly, the industry has been growing in both Muslim and non-Muslim countries. Assessing the performance of the industry will be notable for ensuring that it obtains its objectives. The proper performance measurement should highlight business perspectives and religious aspects. This study aims to explore the current issues and challenges in developing Maqashid Al-Shari’ah-based performance measurement in the halal industry.

Design/methodology/approach

This is a qualitative research using in-depth interviews, and uses content analysis to interpret and explain the interview result. Interviews were conducted with experts in Maqashid Al-Shari’ah and Islamic capital markets.

Findings

The existence of the concept of Maqashid Al-Shari’ah is to create maslahah for all human beings. The development of Maqashid Al-Shari’ah performance measurement for the business is very important. It has only been developed for Islamic financial industry. Unfortunately, it is found that the development of Maqashid Al-Shari’ah performance measurement has not been carried out comprehensively in non-financial industry. The main issue is the absence of the applicable measurements. Therefore, collective decision is required to develop the appropriate measurements.

Practical implications

There is a necessity for regulator to produce standards on Maqashid Al-Shari’ah-based performance measurement. The government policy plays an important role in the development and implementation of Maqashid Al-Shari’ah -based measurement index.

Originality/value

This paper highlights the issue of the development of Maqashid Al-Shari’ah -based performance measurement in halal business and commerce which has not much discussed in prior studies.

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Citation

Rahman, F.K., Tareq, M.A., Yunanda, R.A. and Mahdzir, A. (2017), "Maqashid Al-Shari’ah-based performance measurement for the halal industry", Humanomics, Vol. 33 No. 3, pp. 357-370. https://doi.org/10.1108/H-03-2017-0054

Publisher

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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