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Interpretations of Al-Amanah among Muslim scholars and its role in establishing peace in society

Islam, Md Sirajul and Samsudin, Sofiah (2018) Interpretations of Al-Amanah among Muslim scholars and its role in establishing peace in society. Social Change, 48 (3). pp. 437-450. ISSN 0049-0857 E-ISSN 0976-3538

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Abstract

Al-amanah (honesty) is a fundamental virtue associated with all aspects of human actions. Its fulfillment is a command of the Almighty Allah and His Messenger. To achieve its understanding and in order to realise its significance in the contemporary world, we examine the concept of al-amanah as it is understood by experts from different disciplines. The study concentrates on the interpretations of the Qur’anic word al-amanah, mentioned in the Surah al-Ahzab 33: Ayah 72, which talks about it in various aspects of a person’s life. The study presents the meaning of al-amanah according to lexicographers and Muslim scholars from several disciplines such as tafsir, hadith, Islamic jurisprudence, as well as ethics. In conclusion, the study finds that al-amanah enables humans to eliminate ignorance, injustice, treason and so on from society, thus creating a more peaceful environment.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 1475/73793
Uncontrolled Keywords: Al-Qur’an, al-amanah, humans activities, Muslim scholars, lexicographers
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BJ Ethics > BJ1188 Religious ethics
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BJ Ethics > BJ1518 Individual ethics. Character. Virtue
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc > BP1 Islam > BP160 General works on Islam
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc > BP1 Islam > BP173.63 Islam and civil society
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc > BP1 Islam > BP174 The Practice of Islam > BP188 Islamic religious life
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc > BP1 Islam > BP174 The Practice of Islam > BP188 Islamic religious life
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences > Department of Qur’an and Sunnah
Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences
Depositing User: Dr Sofiah Samsudin
Date Deposited: 26 Aug 2019 14:44
Last Modified: 26 Aug 2019 14:44
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/73793

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