Ibn Taimiyyah’s thought on price regulation in housing affordability

Hafirda Akma Musaddad, and Zairy Zainol, and Selamah Maamor, (2022) Ibn Taimiyyah’s thought on price regulation in housing affordability. International Journal of Islamic Thought ( IJIT ), 22 . pp. 32-39. ISSN 2232-1314


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Housing affordability concerns are particularly widespread in lower- and middleincome households in most major Malaysian cities, with most of them having trouble purchasing a home. This research therefore seeks to highlight certain related issues of housing affordability and discuss the concept of price regulation according to Ibn Taimiyyah.Thisstudy findsthat one ofthe key challengesraisedisthesensitivityofhousing affordability which is caused by developers' tendency to boost price to maximize profit, resulting in increasing house prices.In terms ofthe price notion, Ibn Taimiyyah places a greater focus on a fair price, which indicates that the worth of an item's price isacceptableandproportionatewiththecommoditiessuppliedatagivenlocationandtime. IbnTaimiyyahdividespricingintotwocategoriesnamelyinjusticeandelementaltyranny. Thus, price regulation is permitted in Islam for the benefit of the welfare state. The originality ofthis studyisithighlightsseveralimportantissuesrelatingtopriceregulation inhousingaffordability that are not widely discussed among researchers. Therefore, it is hoped that it will be able to contribute to the ground knowledge and understanding of the importance of price regulation in housing affordability.

Item Type:Article
Keywords:Housing affordability; Price regulation; Islamic economy; Ibn Taimiyyah; Government intervention
Journal:International Journal of Islamic Thought (IJIT)
ID Code:21321
Deposited By: Noor Marina Yusof
Deposited On:07 Mar 2023 03:03
Last Modified:07 Mar 2023 03:03

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