Virtue in Islam

Authored by: Recep Alpyagil

The Handbook of Virtue Ethics

Print publication date:  November  2013
Online publication date:  September  2014

Print ISBN: 9781844656394
eBook ISBN: 9781315729053
Adobe ISBN: 9781317544777


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Modern studies on Islamic ethics, especially in European languages, have been very limited in number or scope (Fakhry 1991: ix). Recently, for example, an article about Islamic ethics begins with the following statement:

Let us begin by stating that “Islamic ethics” as a discipline does not exist. A huge amount of material on ethics is scattered throughout the pages of tafsir (Qur’anic exegesis), Kalam (scholastic theology) and Fiqh (jurisprudence) as well as in the work of Sufis (mystics). There is a growing realisation that Muslims should give due attention to this subject so that it can be studied as a discipline.

(Siddiqui 1997: 423)

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