Happiness in Economics as Understood Across Ism and Religion

Abdul Ghafar Ismail, Nurfaradilla Haron
  • SAGE Open, December 2014, SAGE Publications
  • DOI: 10.1177/2158244014560543

Happiness is not only about money. It goes beyond

What is it about?

This paper tries to combine happiness from two separate views. First, happiness related with economic variable, for instance, how money can create happiness. Hence, it creates the concept of materialism. Second, happiness is discussed within the context of religion.

Why is it important?

Our findings show that the concept of happiness is differently interpreted in our society. Thus, the challenge is to have a common concept of happiness that is acceptable in this modern world


Professor Abdul Ghafar Ismail
Islamic Economic Studies and Thoughts Centre

We hope this article can provide an understanding of different views about the concept of happiness

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