UCLA Connection Between Doctrine and Ethics in The Text of The Qur Essay


Please write a 4 to 5 page double spaced paper discussing the connection between doctrine and ethics in the text of the quran. Here are some questions to think about: (you do not have to answer all- just a few that tie together that help you make your point across). 1. What is the purpose of the doctrine of acquisition (kasb) in
Islamic thought, and what issues was it intended to resolve? 2. What is “continuing revelation” and why is this issue important in
the development of Islam? 3. What is the significance of the doctrine of guidance and
misguidance in the Qur’ān, and how was it used by later
Muslims? 4. What is (are) the origin (s) of the concept of sunna, and how did
it contribute to the formation of a normative Islamic outlook? 5. What historical circumstances and influences contributed to the
Shī`ī concept of the Imām-Mahdī and to Islamic eschatology in
general? 6. What were the main concepts, practices and issues associated
with early Muslim ascetic piety?
7. To what extent and in what ways was neo-Platonic philosophy
integrated into various forms of Islam? 8. What issues and principles were involved in the formation of
Islamic systems of law? 9. What are the main ideas in Sūfism, and what was its impact on
Islam in general? Specifically, what did Sūfism contribute to
popular forms of Islam? 10.What is the attitude toward Islamic social ethics contained in the
concept of hiṣba? 11. How have attitudes toward the performance of ritual varied
among Muslims?Here are some sources that you may use: Please try to use the two bolded ones with the link provided. You may use any other credited books or sources. You should also use the Quran ( here’s a link- https://m.clearquran.com/downloads/quran-english-translation-clearquran-edition-allah.pdf )-http://www.ukm.my/ijit/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/IJIT-Vol-7-June-2015_4_39-48.pdf – Pickthall, M. M., The Meaning of the Glorious Koran- https://www.sacred-texts.com/isl/pick/index.htm – Welch, A. T., “al-Ḳur’ān”, Encyclopaedia of Islam, 2nd ed., V, 400-429 – Ayoub, M. M., The Qur’an and its Interpreters – Rippin, A., Muslims, Their Religious Beliefs and Practices; The qadar debate: Reading: Rippin, Formative Period, pp. 78-79 – https://www.academia.edu/14603852/Andrew_Rippin_Muslims_Their_Religious_Beliefs_and_Practices_2005 -Hillenbrand, C., Introduction to Islam. Beliefs and Practices in Historical
Perspective – Renard, J., Windows on the House of Islam: Muslim Sources on
Spirituality and Religious LifeThe qadar debate: Reading:
Rippin, Formative Period, pp. 78-79
The importance of guidance
Renard, Windows on the House of Islam, pp. 119-166, 359-
The doctrine of prophecy
Rippin, Formative Period, pp. 44-58
Hillenbrand, Ch. 2, Muhammad

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Doctrine and Ethics

Muslim ascetic piety

concept of hisba

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