Islam: Business and Ethics
EENI - Business School.
Module - Islam: Business and Ethics. Muslims Businesspeople. Syllabus:
“There is no God but Allah and Muhammad is the messenger of Allah.”
The knowledge area “Islam” consists of several modules.
- Introduction to Islam
- The Ummah (Muslim Community) in the World
- Islam and businesses
- The main institutions related to the Muslim countries
- Arab Development Funds
- Economic Areas of the Islamic Civilisation
- Muslim Businesspeople
- Arab Businesswoman and Executives
- African Muslim Historians
- Introduction to Islam.
- Prophet Muhammad.
- Holy Quran
- Expansion of Islam.
- The first schism of Islam: Sunnis and Shiites
- Introduction to Sufism
- Five pillars of Islam: the Profession of Faith, Prayer, Charity (Zakat), Fasting, and Pilgrimage to Mecca.
- Cairo Declaration on Human Rights in Islam.
- Case Study: two prominent Arab women
- Ms Tawakkol Karman - Nobel Peace Prize (Yemen)
- Ms Haifa Al-Mansour - Film
Director (Saudi Arabia)
- Introduction to the Arabic language
The Ummah (Muslim Community) in
- The ASEAN
- The Middle East
Islam and businesses.
- Economic Impact of Zakat.
- Sharia (Islamic Law).
- Fiqh (Islamic Jurisprudence).
- Islamic Economics
- Islamic Banking
- Islamic Marketing.
- Islamic Consumer.
- How to negotiate with the Muslims countries.
- Cultural Profiles of the Arab Countries. Patterns by country.
Objectives of the module (Islam).
- To understand the fundamentals of Islam and its influence on business
- To analyse the main branches of Islam: Sunni and Shi'a
- To understand the ethical principles of Islam
- To know the distribution of Islam in the World.
- To understand the principles of Islamic economics
- To identify the leading Islamic economic institutions
- To learn to plan an intercultural negotiation in these countries.
- To analyse the figures of the main Muslim Businessperson.
- To know the fundamental role of Islam in the Islamic
- To analyse the economic areas of the Islamic Civilisation, the economic integration processes and their relationships with other civilisations
- Understand the role of Islamic countries in the global
Intended to all those that want to specialise and/or to recycle in all aspects related to
Islam and businesses.
Other modules related to Islam
Module: Main institutions related to the Muslim countries (5 ECTS).
- Arab League
- Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC)
- Trade Preferential System among the Member States of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (TPS-OIC)
- Standing Committee for Economic and Commercial Cooperation of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (COMCEC)
- Islamic Chamber of Commerce and Industry
- Islamic Centre for the Development of Trade
- Statistical, Economic and Social Research and Training Centre for Islamic Countries (SESRIC)
- United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ECSWA)
- Islamic Development Bank
- Cooperation Council of Turkic
- Asia-Middle East Dialogue
- Summit of South American-Arab Countries (ASPA)
- Afro-Arab cooperation
Download the syllabus of the subject: “Islamic Institutions” (PDF)
Objectives of the module “Islamic Economic Institutions”:
- To understand the fundamental role of the Organisation of Islamic
Cooperation (OIC) in the economic development of the Muslim countries
- To explore the affiliated bodies of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation
- To analyse the role of the Islamic Development Bank in countries of the Ummah (Islamic Community)
- To understand the role of the Arab League
- To analyse the international relations of the Islamic
community with the rest of the world.
All those that want to specialise and/or to recycle in all aspects related to
Islamic economic institutions.
Other regional institutions:
- Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf (GCC)
- Economic Cooperation Organisation (ECO)
- Arab Maghreb Union (AMU)
- Community of Sahel-Saharan States (CEN-SAD)
- Arab Mediterranean Free Trade Agreement
Module: Arab Development Funds (1 ECTS)
- Arab Monetary Fund
- Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development
- Arab Trade Financing Programme
- OPEC Fund for International
- Abu Dhabi Fund for Development
- Saudi Fund for Development
- Arab Gulf Programme for United Nations Development Organisations
- Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development
- Arab Bank for Economic Development in Africa (BADEA)
Download the syllabus of the subject: “Arab Development Funds” (PDF)
Areas of the Islamic Civilisation
- Introduction to the Islamic Civilisation
- Islamic Economic Areas:
- Arab Economic Area
- Central Eurasian Economic Area
- Maghrebian Economic Area
- Malay Economic Area
- African Economic Area (African Civilisation)
- The main economic institutions associated with Muslim countries in Asia, Africa, the Middle East, and Europe.
- Islamic countries and globalisation
- Economic Integration of the Islamic Civilisation
- Major Free Trade Agreements (FTA) related to
the Muslim countries.
- Interactions of the Islamic Civilisation with other civilisations
The wealthiest and most influential Arabs.
EENI delivers to His Royal Highness Prince Alwaleed bin Talal a Master Honoris Causa.
- His Royal Highness Prince Bin Talal
- Sheikh Mohamed Bin Issa Al Jaber
- Jawad Ahmed Bukhamseen
- Nasser Al Kharafi
- Yusuf Bin Ahmed Kanoo
- Abdul Aziz Ghurair
- Majid Al Futtaim
- Mohammed Al-Barwani
- Sulaiman Al-Rajhi
African Muslims Businesspeople and Philanthropists.
- Mohamed Ibrahim
- Sheikh Mohammed Hussein Ali Al-Amoudi
- Tarek Talaat Moustafa
- Mohamed Mansour
- Osama Abdul Latif
- Mohamed Ali Harrath
- Reginald Mengi
- Ali Haddad
- Othman Benjelloun
- Dr. Alhaji Muhammadu Indimi
- Miloud Chaabi
- Alhaji Aliko Dangote
- Adewale Tinubu
- Anas Sefrioui
- Mohamed Hassan Bensalah
- Hassan Abdalla
- Naushad Merali
- Said Salim Bakhresa
- Aziz Akhannouch
- Ahmed Mekky
- Abdulsamad Rabiu
- Olufemi Otedola
- Tunde Folawiyo
- Mohammed Dewji
- Hajia Bola Shagaya
- Minoush Abdel-Meguid
- Dra. Amina Odidi
Asian Muslim Businessperson and Philanthropists.
- Muhammad Abdul Mannan
- Muhammad Yunus
- Mian Muhammad Mansha
- Salman Rahman
- Dewan Farooqui
- Sandiaga Salahuddin Uno
- Tan Sri Mokhtar
- Azim Premj
- Yusuf Hamied
- Islamic Revolutionary Guard
Arab Women and business - Arab
Businesswoman and Executives.
- Lubna Bint Khalid Al Qasimi
- Reem Ebrahim Al-Hashimi
- Amina Al Rustamani
- Shaikha Al Maskari
- Lubna Olayan
- Hayat Sindi
- Shaikha Al Bahar
- Maha Al-Ghunaim
- Hanan Al Kuwari
- Randa Ayoubi
- Ayah Bdeir
- Minoush Abdel-Meguid
Muslim Historians of Africa.
- Ali Al'amin Mazrui
- Hichem Djaït
- Cheikh Anta Diop
- Ahmadou Hampaté Bá
- Boubou Hama
- Pathé Diagne
- Djibril Tamsir Niane
“The principles of Islamic finance may represent a
possible solution to the global financial crisis.” (Osservatore Romano)
“To each of you We prescribed a law and a method. Had Allah
willed, He would have made you one nation united in religion, but He intended to test you in what He has given
you; so race to all that is good.” Holy Quran (5:48).
Sharia (Islamic Law)
Summary of the module - Islam: Business and Ethics:
In this subject; we will discuss Islam and the main features of the Islamic
countries from a viewpoint of intercultural negotiation.
It is crucial to note that this subject has been written
with a maximum and absolute respect for this religion, which has
1,570 million followers around the world.
After 11-S, the international businessperson wishing to do business with the Muslims countries needs a closer approach to Islam and its culture as a premise to establish trusting relationships to develop business in the long-term.
This is the main objective of this course: to introduce students to Islam and this interesting culture and therefore on their way of doing business.
- Muslim Population: 1.57 billion people (23% of the world's population)
- Only 15% of Muslims are Arabs (the Middle East)
- 62% of the World's Muslim population lives in Asia and 20% in the MENA region (the Middle East and North Africa)
- 300 million Muslims live in countries where Islam is not the majority
religion: China, India, or Russia.
We also aim to break the negative topic that many Westerners have against Islam.
The Five pillars of Islam:
EENI - Middle East and Maghrebian Students:
Religions, ethics, and business