This course explores and discusses in-depth the concept and system of ethics and common rules in religions of Christianity, Judaism, Buddhism and others. The discourse includes explaining what are characterictics of good and bad traits, excellent moral values or akhlaq perceived by institutions such as  family and society. It will highlight some aspects that have been prescribed and proscribed by the religions.  Current issues related to morality such as moral decadence, domestic violence and war from the perspectives of other religions will be highlighted and discussed. The discourse on the solutions to these contemporary issues will be underscored as well.

References:

  1. Al-Ghazali, M. M. Abu Hamid. 1998. Ihya’ Ulum al-Din. Bayrut: Dar al-Kutub al-Ilmiyah.
  2. Al-Ghazali, Muhammad. 2000. Khuluq al-Muslim. Dimashq : Dar al-Qalam.
  3. Al-Qusyairi, 2008, al-Risalah al-Qusyairiyah, Lebanon, Darul Kutub Ilmiah.
  4. Carmody, Denise Lardner & John Tully Carmody. 1988. How to Live Well: Ethics in the World Religions. Bellmont, Calif.: Wadsworth Pub. Co.
  5. Morgan Peggy & Clive Lawton (Eds.). 1996. Ethical Issues in Six Religious Traditions . Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.
  6. Newsner, Jacob (Ed.). 2001. The Life of Virtue: What Do We Owe Ourselves?. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth/Thompson Learning.