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Amyn B. Sajoo - A Companion to Muslim Ethics - 9781848855953 - V9781848855953
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A Companion to Muslim Ethics

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Description for A Companion to Muslim Ethics Hardback. The volume will appeal to all those interested in how reason, faith and circumstance shape difficult moral choices in an increasingly globalised world. Num Pages: 224 pages, col. Illustrations. BIC Classification: HRAM1; HRH. Category: (UP) Postgraduate, Research & Scholarly. Dimension: 225 x 148 x 25. Weight in Grams: 482.
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 goven 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 ... Read more

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About Amyn B. Sajoo
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), Muslim Modernities: Expressions of the Civil Imagination ... Read more

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