Compete with One Another in Good Works

Abdulaziz Sachedina

in The Islamic Roots of Democratic Pluralism

Published in print January 2001 | ISBN: 9780195139914
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199848935 | DOI:
Compete with One Another in Good Works

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This chapter defines the ethical foundation of freedom of conscience and religion as cited in the writings and teachings of the Koran and the prophets particularly of Abraham and Muhammad. The importance given by the Koran to interpersonal relationships evidently points to the institutions and culture that promote the creation of a spiritual-moral community made up of individuals willing and able to take up the challenge of working for the common good.

Keywords: ethical foundation; freedom of conscience; freedom of religion; Koran; spiritual-moral community; Abraham; Muhammad; culture

Chapter.  17690 words. 

Subjects: Islam

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