Islamic Identity, Ethical Principles and Human Values

  • Mansoureh Ebrahimi Senior Lecturer at Faculty of Islamic Civilization, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia

Abstract

Human ethics and values in general and Islamic ethics in particular have been studied as matters of concern since prophet Adam received respect from the angels in form of their prostration and then descended from al-Jannah (heaven) to earth. In surah al-Isra’, verse 70, Allah says, “And We have certainly honored the children of Adam and carried them on the land and sea and provided for them of the good things and preferred them over much of what We have created, with [definite] preference.” Hence, human beings were created to do what is good while being granted good things in the world. Islamic ethics address the means whereby mankind ideally accommodates divine guidance as applicable human behavior as well as good conduct and personal morality. This paper investigates the importance, essence and characteristics of Islamic ethics. Although Islamic attributions have significantly contributed to all civilizations, contemporary events raise issues that require a revisit. The authors submit this is because Islam’s Code of Ethics is grossly misunderstood, especially concerning the office of God’s vicegerent. This comprehensive study uses a qualitative approach and cites various verses of al-Quran and portions of the Prophet’s Sunnah to support an analysis that emphasizes Islam’s ethical principles and human values. By widely referencing verses from al-Quran, the authors highlight Islamic ethics and life principles that have had significant effects on civilization as valuable precepts for all aspects of daily living.
Published
Oct 6, 2017
How to Cite
EBRAHIMI, Mansoureh. Islamic Identity, Ethical Principles and Human Values. European Journal of Multidisciplinary Studies, [S.l.], v. 2, n. 6, p. 325-336, oct. 2017. ISSN 2414-8385. Available at: <http://journals.euser.org/index.php/ejms/article/view/2656>. Date accessed: 20 sep. 2019. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.26417/ejms.v6i1.p325-336.