A Companion to Muslim Ethics by Amyn B. SajooA Companion to Muslim Ethics by Amyn B. Sajoo

A Companion to Muslim Ethics

byAmyn B. Sajoo, Amyn B Sajoo

Hardcover | November 15, 2010

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Socrates famously said that the unexamined life is not worth living. In keeping with this dictum, taking ethics seriously means engaging with the real world where the human sense of right and wrong is daily tested. At their best, all faith traditions are challenged by such testing; and if faith-inspired ethics are thought to govern the whole of life, their guiding values need constantly to be interpreted by the believer to achieve a practical result. In the Muslim tradition, this is what the Qur'an really amounts to: a call to strive for belief with a social conscience. For fourteen centuries, Muslim scholars have grappled with the implications of that call in matters of law, social practice and theology. And in our own time, the quests for civil society and the rule of law have much to do with the response given to these ethical questions. A Companion to Muslim Ethics explores Islam's core conception of the good, shared with other great traditions. Leading experts examine issues such as gender equality, nonviolence, dispute resolution, the environment, health, and finance. The volume will appeal to all those interested in how reason, faith, and circumstance shape difficult moral choices in an increasingly globalized world.

Amyn B. Sajoo is a resident scholar at Simon Fraser University’s Centre for the Comparative Study of Muslim Societies and Cultures in Canada. He has held visiting appointments at Cambridge and McGill universities as well as The Institute of Ismaili Studies, London. Dr. Sajoo’s publications include A Companion to the Muslim World (2009...
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Title:A Companion to Muslim EthicsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:256 pages, 9.1 × 5.66 × 0.96 inPublished:November 15, 2010Publisher:I.B. Tauris Company Ltd.Language:English

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ISBN - 10:1848855958

ISBN - 13:9781848855953

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Table of Contents

Introduction -- Amyn B. Sajoo * Early Thought -- Charles Butterworth * Literature -- Eric Ormsby * Art -- Fahmida Suleman * Ecology -- Seyyed Hossein Nasr * Health -- Abdallah Daar * Economy -- Rodney J. Wilson * Dispute Resolution -- Mohamed Keshavjee * Tolerance -- Reza Shah-Kazemi * Nonviolence -- Ramin Jahanbegloo * The Secular State -- Abdullahi An-Na’im