This subject explores the concepts of akhlaq (morality) and adab (etiquette) as the fourth dimension of Islam. It highlights the importance of their application in demonstrating 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 are also covered. An important part of this subject is to study the traditional understanding of akhlaq and adab through the lens of the the Quran, Hadith and the views of the traditional scholars. The traditional understanding of each type of interpersonal relation will then be analysed critically, considering the benefits and the challenges of their application in the contemporary context.
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Centre for Islamic Studies and Civilisation
Master of Islamic Studies (Articulated Set)
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