Islamic Ethics

Islam provides individuals with guidance that encompasses the entire range of their spiritual and material experience of living, including teachings that offer direction about the proper conduct of individuals and groups for mutual benefit and in the service of God and in accordance with the “laws of nature.” Islamic ethics is therefore a vast and continuously evolving project; this summary includes an overview of the origins of Islam, the sources of ethics in Islamic thinking, some examples of ethical teachings as reflected by the life of the Prophet Muhammad, and ethics in business practices within Islamic societies.

Origins of Islam

Islamic tradition holds that Muhammad first received revelations from God (Allah) while fasting and meditating in a cave outside the city of Mecca, in the year ...

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