Of the 3.5 billion global labour force, nearly 800 million are Muslim. And most of these 800 million workers live and work in OIC countries, the 57-member block of Muslim countries. Yet, while the Constitutions in one-fourth (14) of these countries refer to Islam and Islamic principles as the basis of law-making, the Islamic provisions regarding labour and employment relations rarely emerge in the labour codes of Muslim countries. All this is particularly worrying as labour law is the only field of law encompassing the entire life spectrum, from birth (e.g. maternity and paternity leave for parents) to demise (funeral grants and survivors’ benefits).