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Ethics in islam.For all Muslims, unlike Christianity the concept of Din and Duniya are inextricably linked. In fact the Sharia or the Islamic law is first and foremost code of ethics that lays the foundation of the Islamic society.

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Question 5: The Qur'anic ethical paradigm is broad and encompasses various elements of life, creating congruence between the divine moral imperative and human life. Discuss the ethical grounding laid by the Qur'anic revelation through the sources quoted in the readings. For all Muslims, unlike Christianity the concept of Din and Duniya are inextricably linked. In fact the Shari'a or the Islamic law is first and foremost code of ethics that lays the foundation of the Islamic society. 1 The outcome is that in all Islamic worlds all political and social actions are always being pursued within the ethical framework of the Faith.2 Secular ethics and life offer elaborated theories stressing consequences, a social contract, social justice, human nature, and the like that claim to be grounded in ideas either of what we ought to do as a moral duty (deontology) ...read more.

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For instance, the Qur'anic ethics are dominated by the spirit of hilm. Hilm can be perfectly demonstrated through a quote of Hazrat Ali: "No honour is like knowledge. No belief is like modesty and patience. No attainment is like humility. No power is like forbearance. And no support is more reliable than consultation." There is also constant exhortation to kindness (ihsan) in human relations, and helping less fortunate which is why zakat becomes a fundamental pillar of Islam. Ijtihad- the use of analytical reasoning, the forbidding of wrongful violence (zulm), emphasis laid on justice ('adl), the bidding of abstinence and control of passions, the criticism of groundless pride and arrogance, the notion of taqwa - are all concrete manifestations of this spirit of hilm.4 The Qur'an repeatedly invokes taqwa, the intuitive sense of right and wrong, which every Muslim is obliged to nurture. ...read more.

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It also states, "Perhaps you may exert your mind!"; "They might perchance reflect!"; "Would you not exercise your intellect?"; "What! Would you not reason out?" Whether it is the notion of taqwa or jihad, the spirit of inclusiveness or zakat, the emphasis is on using the intellect to reason and to achieve the obligation of vicegerency of human on the earth, given a complete way of life that addresses both the aspects of the human existence, and to implement this philosophy by having a choice in both Din and Duniya to make a destiny of self. 497 Words 1 Comfort of Reason in Islamic Ethics 2 MHI Brown University Address 1996 3 Sajoo, Muslim Ethics 4 Comfort of Reason in Islamic Ethics ?? ?? ?? ?? ...read more.

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