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Teaching Islamic ethics and ethical training: benefiting from emotional and spiritual intelligence

Abdullah, Fatimah (2011) Teaching Islamic ethics and ethical training: benefiting from emotional and spiritual intelligence. In: 2011 International Conference on Creativity and Innovation for Sustainable Development, 12-14 September 2011, Gombak, Kuala Lumpur.

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Abstract

The development of good character in Islam is mostly a process of dealing with one’s emotions. It helps to build and support good emotions like mercy, love, generosity and courage and to fight and suppress negative emotions such as jealousy, anger, selfishness and cowardice. Character building would therefore, have much to do with patience and perseverance in controlling emotions leading to negative aspects and reinforcement of emotions leading to positive ethics. Manipulation of emotions leading to good ethics would also lead one to have a spiritually and psychologically healthy life. Modern research tells us that in management and industry, those who reinforce themselves with spiritual motivation and who are emotionally intelligent tend to attain a greater competitive edge over others who are not so inclined. The main aim of this research is to investigate the new area in modern psychology namely, emotional and spiritual intelligence to try to discover whether the new psychological approach and findings of positively studying human emotions can be of help in Islamic ethical training; this is of value because the development of good character in Islam is mostly a process of dealing with one’s emotions and with the emotions of others.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Full Paper)
Additional Information: 621/37765
Uncontrolled Keywords: Islamic ethics, ethical training
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BJ Ethics > BJ1188 Religious ethics
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences > Department of Usul al-Din and Comparative Religion
Depositing User: dr fatimah abdullah
Date Deposited: 20 Aug 2014 10:37
Last Modified: 08 Jan 2015 19:16
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/37765

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