International Journal of Business and Social Science

ISSN 2219-1933 (Print), 2219-6021 (Online)

Islamic Ethics: The Attributes of Al-Ihsan in the Quran and Its Effects on Muslim Morality
Amal Salim Kadhim, Shukri B. Ahmad, Musa Yusuf Owoyemi, Muhammad Ahmad

As it is common knowledge that one of the objectives of all religions is to turn societal morality to perfect morality which will be of benefit to society. Islam is no exception to this objective. The aim of this paper, therefore, is to discuss and analyzeone of the ethical or moral attributes, al-Iḥsan(goodness/kindness), mentioned in Quran and how this affects Muslim morality as well as enhance the faith of the believer. This paper is a library-based research which utilizes the content analysis method in the interpretation of Quranic verses that talk about al-Ihsan and the ethical usefulness of al-Ihsan in Muslim morality. The importance of this paper lies in the fact that on more than one occasion, different Qur`anic verses emphasize the role of ethics in human society, especially the believer, and it also points to the role it plays in enhancing the levels of faith. It concludes on the note that once a believer understands and imbibes the attributes of al-Ihsan his moral character is bound to be perfect both in worship and in dealing with his/her fellow human beings and this also reflects on the society at large.

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