By Mariam al-Attar

This booklet explores philosophical ethics in Arabo-Islamic concept. interpreting the that means, foundation and improvement of "Divine Command Theory", it underscores the philosophical bases of non secular fundamentalism that prevent social improvement and impede discussion among assorted cultures and nations.


Challenging conventional stereotypes of Islam, the booklet refutes modern claims that Islam is a defining case of moral voluntarism, and that the admired thought in Islamic moral idea is Divine Command concept. the writer argues that, in reality, early Arab-Islamic students articulated ethical theories: theories of worth and theories of legal responsibility. She strains the improvement of Arabo-Islamic ethics from the early Islamic theological and political debates among the Kharijites and the Murji’ites, laying off new gentle at the ethical idea of Abd al-Jabbar al-Mu’tazili and the results of this ethical thought on post-Mu’tazilite moral concept.


Highlighting vital features within the improvement of Islamic suggestion, this publication will entice scholars and students of Islamic ethical inspiration and ethics, Islamic legislation, and non secular fundamentalism.

Show description

Read or Download Islamic Ethics: Divine Command Theory in Arabo-Islamic Thought (Culture and Civilization in the Middle East) PDF

Similar islam books

The Teaching and Study of Islam in Western Universities (Islamic Studies Series)

Public curiosity within the faith of Islam and in Muslim groups lately has generated an impetus for Western Universities to set up an array of Institutes and courses devoted to the learn of Islam. regardless of the expansion in variety of courses devoted to this learn, little or no realization has been paid to the suitable form of such courses and the assumptions that should underlie this sort of research.

The Jihad of Jesus: The Sacred Nonviolent Struggle for Justice

We're stuck up within the cycle of so-called "holy wars. " within the Jihad of Jesus, Dave Andrews argues that whereas this inter-communal clash is endemic, it isn't inevitable. looking on our realizing, our religions will be both a resource of escalating clash or a source for overcoming inter-communal clash; and for our religions to be a source for overcoming clash, we have to comprehend the center of all real faith as open-hearted compassionate spirituality.

Secularism and Identity: Non-Islamiosity in the Iranian Diaspora (Studies in Migration and Diaspora)

Inside of western political, media and educational discourses, Muslim groups are predominantly visible during the prism in their Islamic religiosities, but there exist inside of diasporic groups designated and complicated secularisms. Drawing on specified interview and ethnographic fabric amassed within the united kingdom, this booklet examines the ways that a sort of secularism - ’non-Islamiosity’ - among participants of the Iranian diaspora shapes rules and practices of diasporic neighborhood and identification, in addition to wider social relatives.

Entangled Pieties: Muslim-Christian Relations and Gendered Sociality in Java, Indonesia (Contemporary Anthropology of Religion)

This publication explores the social lifetime of Muslim girls and Christian minorities amid Islamic and Christian activities in city Java, Indonesia. Drawing on anthropological views and 14 months of player commentary among 2009 and 2013 within the multi-religious Javanese urban of Salatiga, this ethnography examines the interrelations among Islamic piety, Christian id, and gendered sociability in a time of a number of spiritual revivals.

Additional info for Islamic Ethics: Divine Command Theory in Arabo-Islamic Thought (Culture and Civilization in the Middle East)

Example text

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.47 of 5 – based on 26 votes