Ethics In Islam

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Islam is the second largest and fastest growing monotheistic religion in the world today. It began in the Arabian Peninsula during the seventh century CE after Allah (God) revealed himself to the final prophet Muhammad. At this time the main religions where polytheistic and many God’s and idols were worshipped. Muslims, the adherents of Islam, believe that the prophet Abraham was the first Muslim because he was the first to believe in a single God. The word Islam means the submission to God and Muslims use the Five Pillars of Islam as a belief framework to live life submitting to Allah’s will, these include The declaration of faith ("There is no deity but God, and Muhammad is the messenger of God"), Prayer (Five obligatory prayers each day …show more content…
The intention of life for a Muslim is to follow the will of Allah as closely as they can and to live with the attitude of complete surrender or submission to Allah. Muslim 's also require a constant awareness of their actions in order to make sure they are attuned to the will of Allah, this awareness is called "Taqwa". Striving to live according to Allah 's will brings Muslims into constant contact with ethics where individuals and communities throughout the world are constantly faced with making ethical decisions relating to their moral behaviour and actions. Some examples of ethical teachings include: “No Arab is privileged over non-Arab but by his or her conduct” (Hadith), “Believers in Allah are a single brotherhood” (Qur’an, surah 49:10) and “All humans were made by …show more content…
This process is known as “Qiyas”. If the essential reasoning for the original rule is shared in the new situation then the ruling can be extended to include the new issue and the ruling can be used for Muslims to make decisions that are ethically aligned with Allah’s

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