Islamic Ethics and Morality


Ethics are the rules or standards that govern moral human behavior. Islamic ethics are based primarily on the Qu'ran, the sacred text of Islam, and the Hadith, an authoritative collection of sayings attributed to the Prophet Muhammad. Ethical behavior is also governed by Sharia, or Islamic law, which has been developed by Muslim authorities over the centuries.


Islamic views of homosexuality

Islam is a religion that takes right beliefs and right behavior very seriously. As various countries and societies, especially in the Western world, drift toward moral and legal tolerance concerning homosexuality and same-sex relationships, traditional orthodox Islamic teachings that homosexuality is sinful has been criticized, just like it has been in Judaism and Christianity...


Almsgiving is a central activity in Islam and one of the five pillars of the religion. The Quran explicitly requires it (9:60) and often places it alongside prayer when discussing a Muslim's duties...

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