The Good Old Days of Hisbah in Preserving Food Hygiene and Safety

Authors

  • Amal Hayati Ishak Academy of Contemporary Islamic Studies, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam 40450 Selangor Malaysia
  • Tengku Nurul Saadah Tengku Zawawi Academy of Contemporary Islamic Studies, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam 40450 Selangor Malaysia
  • Sharifah Fadylawaty Syed Abdullah Academy of Contemporary Islamic Studies, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam 40450 Selangor Malaysia
  • Mohd Dani Muhamad Academy of Contemporary Islamic Studies, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam 40450 Selangor Malaysia

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.21834/ebpj.v6iSI5.2940

Keywords:

food hygiene and safety; hisbah; muhtasib

Abstract

Many writings compliment the golden age of Islam, particularly the hisbah institution, as an effective and responsive mechanism to enjoin good and forbid evil. During those times, the real purpose of hisbah served various aspects. This article explores the mechanisms in preserving food hygiene and safety as applied by hisbah. Employing content analysis of relevant manuals, this article concludes on lessons to be learned from the good old days of hisbah. Among the significant findings is the detailed practices to maintain food hygiene and safety taken by the officials more than 700 years ago, reflecting the civilized nation beyond time.

Keywords: food hygiene and safety; hisbah; muhtasib

eISSN: 2398-4287 © 2021. The Authors. Published for AMER ABRA cE-Bs by e-International Publishing House, Ltd., UK. This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/). Peer–review under responsibility of AMER (Association of Malaysian Environment-Behaviour Researchers), ABRA (Association of Behavioural Researchers on Asians) and cE-Bs (Centre for Environment-Behaviour Studies), Faculty of Architecture, Planning & Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.21834/ebpj.v6iSI5.2940

Published

2021-09-01

How to Cite

Ishak, A. H., Tengku Zawawi, T. N. S. ., Syed Abdullah, S. F. ., & Muhamad, M. D. . (2021). The Good Old Days of Hisbah in Preserving Food Hygiene and Safety. Environment-Behaviour Proceedings Journal, 6(SI5), 143-147. https://doi.org/10.21834/ebpj.v6iSI5.2940

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