Re-Thinking The Consumerism Phenomenon in The Liberalist-Capitalist Economic System: In A Search of an Islamic Consumerism Model

International Journal of Religious and Cultural Studies

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Title Re-Thinking The Consumerism Phenomenon in The Liberalist-Capitalist Economic System: In A Search of an Islamic Consumerism Model
 
Creator Hanapi, Mohd Shukri
 
Subject consumerism
wasatiyyah
phenomenon
economy
conventional
Islamic Economy
 
Description In the liberalist-capitalist economic system widely applied presently, one who spends his income to maximise material utility is presumed to be something that is rational and encouraged. This is because maximum consumption of material utility is a measure of progress. However, maximising utility consumption to achieve material satisfaction could cause negative effects, especially serious debt problems and bankruptcy. This is due to consumers spending their income to maximise material satisfaction beyond their capability; thus, making them go into debt. The issue is as Muslim consumers, what is the actual level of consumption that should be practiced? Is the measurement also based on the maximum consumption of utilities such as in the liberalist-capitalist economic system mainly practiced today or is there a specific measurement that offers a unique form of consumption? In relation to this issue, this paper aimed to re-thin the consumerism phenomenon in the liberalist-capitalist economic system and explore an Islamic consumerism model, which is otherwise known as wasatiyyah-consumerism. In order to achieve this objective, this study had only explored ideas related to the wasatiyyah-consumerism model. The study found that the wasatiyyah-consumerism model applied the tawhid (monotheism) philosophy, a level of consumerism rooted in the maqasid al-syari‘ah component and aimed at achieving the blessings of Allah SWT.
 
Publisher Yayasan Rumah Peneleh
 
Date 2019-02-09
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
Peer-reviewed Article
text
 
Format application/pdf
 
Identifier http://ijracs.rumahpeneleh.or.id/index.php/home/article/view/3
10.34199/ijracs.2019.4.004
 
Source International Journal of Religious and Cultural Studies; Vol 1 No 1 (2019): International Journal of Religious and Cultural Studies; 27-41
2656-694X
 
Language eng
 
Relation http://ijracs.rumahpeneleh.or.id/index.php/home/article/view/3/3
 
Rights https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0
 

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