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Understanding Islamic ethics and its significance on character building

Abdul Rahim, Adibah (2013) Understanding Islamic ethics and its significance on character building. International Journal of Social Science and Humanity (IJSSH), 3 (6). pp. 508-513. ISSN 2010-3646

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The most critical challenge facing Muslim today is the lack of the spiritual ethical dimension of life, and one of the most powerful means to overcome this problem is the adherence to the code of ethics. This paper attempts at clarifying the concept of Islamic ethics as a basic pillar for a healthy society. It explains about the need of ethics for the development of individual and society by highlighting its definitions, and its significance on the character building. The author tries to present ethics as the counter part of other sciences, such as, law, politics, science, economics, and others for such sciences become soulless or insignificant if detached from ethics. The paper concludes that Muslim character should develop along with Islamic ethics and its application into daily affairs of Muslims’ lives should be given its due attention.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 2231/34469
Uncontrolled Keywords: Islamic ethics, ethic and morality, character building
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BJ Ethics > BJ1188 Religious ethics
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BJ Ethics > BJ1518 Individual ethics. Character. Virtue
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences > Department of Usul al-Din and Comparative Religion
Depositing User: Dr Adibah Abdul Rahim
Date Deposited: 19 Jan 2014 12:42
Last Modified: 22 Jul 2014 10:11
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/34469

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