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Fiṭrah in Islam and Ren Xing in Confucianism: their relation to Islamic and Confucian ethics

Mohd Nor, Nur Suriya (2018) Fiṭrah in Islam and Ren Xing in Confucianism: their relation to Islamic and Confucian ethics. AL-ITQĀN JOURNAL OF ISLAMIC SCIENCES AND COMPARATIVE STUDIES, Special Issue (1) (1). pp. 17-27. E-ISSN 2600-8432

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This paper discusses the concept of human nature in Islam and in Confucianism. The researcher makes a comparison between the concept of fiṭrah in Islam and its relation to Islamic Ethics or ―good character‖, and the concept of ren xing or ―inherently good‖ of Confucianism. In order to explore both concepts vis-à-vis the human nature, the researcher employs textual analysis and comparative methodology on written materials related to the topic. The findings reveal several similarities between the two concepts – fiṭrah and ren xing – as both deal with human nature, which includes human characters and behaviours, the merits of good and the vile of evil, and the idea of mind and soul, among others.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 7233/74883
Uncontrolled Keywords: Keywords: Human nature, fiṭrah, Islamic ethics, ren xing, Confucian ethics.
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BL Religion
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc > BP1 Islam > BP171 Relation of Islam to other religions
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 Nur Suriya Mohd Nor
Date Deposited: 20 Sep 2019 11:24
Last Modified: 08 Jan 2020 18:08
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/74883

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