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By Nuraan Davids, Yusef Waghid

This publication attracts upon moral dimensions of Muslim schooling as a method during which to handle modern matters, comparable to social and societal conflicts, exclusion and marginalisation, and violence. It argues that a moral Muslim schooling is underscored through the perform of self sustaining, serious and deliberative engagement which can engender reflective judgement, compassionate reputation and a accountable moral (Muslim) neighborhood. this type of neighborhood isn't just able to cultivating human relationships in line with non-coercion, honest and peaceable human coexistence, yet may also quell the stereotypes and types of dystopia and exclusion which are pervasive in modern society. placed otherwise, Muslim schooling extends the neo-Kantian view that moral human behavior should be rationalised by way of reaching morally invaluable motion in the direction of different types of engagement which are most likely disruptive.

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Fakhry (1991: 11) maintains that what is necessary to gain insight into the Qurānic ethos is to highlight and take cognisance of Qurānic passages that have bearing on three fundamental problems—the nature of right and wrong, divine justice and power, and moral freedom and responsibility. According to Fakhry (1991: 1), we may make sense of the concept of ethos in Islam in three possible ways, all of which lead back to the Qurānic text itself: Qurānic exegesis (tafsīr), jurisprudence (fiqh) and scholastic theology (kalām).

And do not approach the orphan’s property except in a way that is best until he reaches maturity. And give full measure and weight in justice. We do not charge any soul except [with that within] its capacity. And when you testify, be just, even if [it concerns] a near relative. And the covenant of Allah fulfill. This has He instructed you that you may remember. And, [moreover], this is My path, which is straight, so follow it; and do not follow [other] ways, for you will be separated from His way.

He said: Lo! thou canst not bear with me. How canst thou bear with that whereof thou canst not compass any knowledge? (al-Kahf, 18: 66–68—translated by Pickthall) The encounter between Moses and Khidr is one privileged with lessons. These include that human knowledge can never comprehend Allah’s (God’s) will, that human beings (as Moses was with Khidr) are always impatient and seek immediate answers to that which might not be immediately clear to them, and that faith in Allah (God) should make us accept his rulings without any questioning.

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