Bribery in Islam-Ottoman Penal Codes and Examples From The Bursa Shari'a Court Records of 18(th) Century

Duzbakar Ö.

BILIG, no.51, pp.55-84, 2009 (SSCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: Issue: 51
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Journal Name: BILIG
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.55-84
  • Bursa Uludag University Affiliated: Yes


So as to ensure durable peace in the community, the authorities are expected not to show any discrimination against citizens, but rather equal treatment and utmost compliance with the current laws. In a community where widespread corruption prevails, not only the confidence towards the administration is undermined, but also the authority given to the state employees is abused. The harsh punishment, imposed by the state to those involved in corruption strengthens, the confidence for the administration, and enables the authority along with to provide the maintenance of the public order to a great extent. Furthermore this preserves the necessary discipline in the officials and helps the administration to function on a regular basis and for the benefit of the community.