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Islamic Law and Neighborhood Building Principles: The Cases of Privacy and Avoidance of Harming

Volume 25, Issue 1, December 2018, Pages 329–336

 Islamic Law and Neighborhood Building Principles: The Cases of Privacy and Avoidance of Harming

Badre-Eddine EZZITI1, Mohamed EL HATTACH2, and Mohamed EZZITI3

1 University Muhammad ben Abdullah, Faculty of Chariaa, Sais-Fes, Morocco
2 School of Humanities and social Sciences, Al Akhawayn University, Ifrane, Morocco
3 Department of Islamic Studies, Cadi Ayyad University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Marrakech, Morocco

Original language: English

Received 23 July 2018

Copyright © 2018 ISSR Journals. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Muslims believe that Islamic teachings involve guidelines and principles, which should be followed, to all needs of Islamic society, starting from spirituality needs, such as prayer, into economy and politics, including the relationship between human behaviors and the environment, particularly in the field of designing houses and buildings. In this regard, Muslim jurists have derived from the Holy Qur’an and the Prophetic traditions that have direct applications in the domestic sphere. There are many principles and guidelines that should be respected in the design of Muslim homes/neighborhood buildings. This article will follow and explore some of these principles focusing on two as an example; privacy and avoidance harming the right of others because of their significant effect on the neighborhood housing organization in the Islamic culture. The aim is to find out the importance of these principles and guidelines in achieving tranquility (sakīnah) and peacefulness in homes, in addition to show how people can avoid violating the privacy of the others. All that will be analyzed in the light of the Islamic culture based on the Islamic law, especially the Maliki jurisprudence.

Author Keywords: Islamic Law, Neighborhood Building, Privacy, Principles, Muslim Homes, and avoidance harming others.

How to Cite this Article

Badre-Eddine EZZITI, Mohamed EL HATTACH, and Mohamed EZZITI, “Islamic Law and Neighborhood Building Principles: The Cases of Privacy and Avoidance of Harming,” International Journal of Innovation and Applied Studies, vol. 25, no. 1, pp. 329–336, December 2018.