Guest editorial

Asmak Binti Ab Rahman (Department of Shariah and Economics, Academy of Islamic Studies, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)
Joni Tamkin Borhan (Department of Shariah and Economics, Academy of Islamic Studies, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)


ISSN: 0828-8666

Article publication date: 8 May 2017



Ab Rahman, A.B. and Borhan, J.T. (2017), "Guest editorial", Humanomics, Vol. 33 No. 2, pp. 122-122.



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A study on well-being from Islamic approach is done by many researchers but not much being published in international journal. We take this initiative to contribute to the study of well-being from the Islamic point of view by having special issue of study of well-being in Journal of Humanomics.

Based on the articles that we received, we find that various aspects of well-being have been examined by researchers. The ability of the authors to articulate the theory of well-being with Islamic principles in the context of their study add to the literature on well-being. It seems that the objective of Islamic law itself is to preserve the well-being of human being and the social global order at large. The selected authors are able to narrate the well-being from Islamic perspective by looking into social and ethical aspects of their studies.

We also would like to thank the many reviewers from around the world who took the time to read the papers submitted to this special issue and provided constructive feedback to the authors. Without their time, effort and expertise, this special issue would not have been possible. We would also like to thank Professor Dr Masudul Alam Choudhury, Editor in Chief of the Humanomics Journal, for allowing us a special issue dedicated to the well-being theme, for entrusting us with the guest editing of this special issue, and for his support and encouragement throughout this process. We would also like to acknowledge the contributions of the Emerald publishing team, in particular, Valerie, Sean and Dr Luban Sarwath. Finally, we thank each of the authors in this special issue for their patience and cooperation throughout this publishing process and for their interesting and thought provoking articles that enable us to understand well-being from various perspectives and especially for us as academicians to aspire for a better world.

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