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Īmān (faith), Islām (submission), Iḥsān (soulful excellence): ethical foundations in Islam

Muhsin, Sayyed Mohamed (2022) Īmān (faith), Islām (submission), Iḥsān (soulful excellence): ethical foundations in Islam. Islamonweb: The Window to Isalm, 9 December 2022.

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The concept of tawḥīd enables the believer to articulate a comprehensive worldview and to serve the Creator and His creatures in the best possible manner. His sincere and unwavering belief in the authority of Allah spurs him into constructing an identity grounded in strong moral values, and prevents him from resorting to ‘imagined’ powers and from spreading immorality on earth. Moreover, the conduct of human life is to be strictly in line with the concept of ʿubūdiyyah (servitude) which is the highest and most sincere form of submission to the will of Allah. This fact also enables people to render their services with greater care and responsibility which are manifested as they exhibit highest levels of morality in dealing with others. The concept of amānah has a very significant role in building a moral framework. It signifies sincerity and honesty in our dealings with others which is the foundation of a moral life. Technically, it means to discharge one’s duties to Allah and His creatures faithfully.

Item Type: Article (Electronic Media)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Tawḥīd, ʿubūdiyyah, amānah, Īmān, Islām, Iḥsān, fiqh
Subjects: BPK Islamic law. Shari'ah. Fiqh
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences > Department of Fiqh and Usul al-Fiqh
Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences
Depositing User: Dr. Sayyed Mohamed Muhsin
Date Deposited: 13 Dec 2022 12:41
Last Modified: 13 Dec 2022 12:41
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/101815

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