Principles of Islam for information technology governance
Islam and IT seems apart at the first glance. In essence, they share common points. In this paper, the religion Islam is regarded as an umbrella discipline to enlarge the scope of and improve IT governance. In doing so, the study highlights similarities and differences between Islam and COBIT in terms of format and content. By highlighting the similarities of Islam with COBIT, it is impressing to see that COBIT has good practices and these practices should be maintained in COBIT's further versions. If a deficiency in COBIT is to be pointed out, it can be regarded as a possible amendment in further versions. The study would hopefully provide valuable insights firstly to people related to COBIT and secondly to Muslims. This study would suggest a novel interpretation of the Qur'an and Hadith by connecting their mostly known meanings to IT related context.