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Title: A Muslim's perspective towards Hans Kungs concept of global ethic
Author: Qoursheh, Amjad M. M.
ISNI:       0000 0004 2668 5562
Awarding Body: The University of Birmingham
Current Institution: University of Birmingham
Date of Award: 2003
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The thesis seeks to examine the validity of participation in the project of global ethic by Muslims in the light of the ethical system derived basically from the Qur'an. It is to investigate the basis upon which Muslims can co-operate with non-Muslims in the field of ethics, in a world that has become global. The hypothesis to be examined through this research is that the project seems to be beneficial for human society and we can find a support from within the Qur'anic ethical system. To examine this assumption, the research assessed the new international context i. e. the phenomenon of globalisation. Then it focuses on the pioneer and initiator of the project Hans Kung, to understand his background and motives behind the project. Subsequently, surveys some of the international (Christian and Muslim) responses towards the project. Finally the study highlights the basic elements of the ethical theory derived form the Qur'an to examine the congruence or non-congruence, the compatibility or non-compatibility, the common ground or not, between the project and the Qur'anic ethical system. The most important results of this research are that: The Islamic ethical system contains encouragement for Muslims to be part of such a universal project, but even with this encouragement, the priority for Muslims in situations of conflict with regards to any act required from the project, should ultimately be for their faith-based ethical principles. Apart from this restriction, and the possibility that the project might be abused as a new western tool of political domination, this research finds no reason why Muslims should not be part of the supportive and active groups in the project.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: JISC Digital Islam
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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