Consumer Protection In Islam

Hamidah Ayob
Ahmad Ibrahim KuIliyyah of Laws, International Islamic University Malaysia


Consumer protection has been addressed in the past, 1400 years ago during the period of the Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him. Corresponding with the Islamic teaching, Islam has preached for the protection of consumers in various aspects of human life including the protection of consumers from malpractices of traders and others. By adopting the Islamic approach, this paper aims to provide an overview to the concept of consumer protection from the Islamic perspective. The approaches include ijtihad based on Maslahah which takes into account the Maqasid al-Shari‟ah and Qawaid Fiqhiyah. The article further explains the concept through these approaches. As such the study extends the understanding of consumer protection in Islam to enhance protection to the consumers.

Keywords: Consumer protection in Islam, Consumer rights, Consumer protection