ISL171 Akhlaq (Morality) and Adab (Manners) in Islam (8)

This subject explores Islam in everyday human interactions. It introduces the two concepts; akhlaq (morality) and adab (manners) from an Islamic perspective and the importance of their application in developing human virtue and perfection. The subject commences with akhlaq and adab in the everyday life of a Muslim, followed by immediate family, and then other common relationships such as neighbours, work colleagues and friends. Ones relationship with the environment, animals and worship will also be covered. An important part of this subject is to study the traditional understanding of akhlaq and adab through the lens of the Quran, Hadith and the traditional scholars. The traditional understanding of each relationship type will then be analysed, considering the benefits and the challenges of their application in the contemporary context.

Subject Outlines
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Session 3 (90)
Online *
United Theological College

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Subject Information

Grading System



One session


Centre for Islamic Studies and Civilisation

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to understand the role of akhlaq (morality) an adab (manners) in the life of a Muslim
  • be able to appreciate the relationship between good character, akhlaq (morality) and adab (manners)
  • be able to explain the traditional understanding of akhlaq and adab in different relationship types
  • be able to analyse critically the application of the traditional understanding of akhlaq (morality) and adab (manners) in today’s world


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Introduction to Akhlaq (Morality) and Adab (Manners)
  • Qualities of a Muslim
  • Everyday Living
  • Studying and Learning
  • Parents, Children and Relatives
  • Husband and Wife
  • Neighbours and Friends
  • Work Environment and Business Transactions
  • The Environment and Animals
  • Religion in Public Space
  • Communicating the Religion
  • Worship


Current Students

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Prospective Students

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The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: August 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.