Ishmael and Isaac: An Essay on the Divergent Moral Economies of the Qur'an and the Torah
M. Shahid Alam
July 1, 2010
This essay briefly visits the episode of Abraham’s near-sacrifice of his son – in the Qur’ān and the Torah – and from this comparison deduces two Qur'anic principles of seminal significance: the autonomy of the individual and the intrinsic worth of all human communities.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 12
Keywords: Abraham, Isaac, Ishmael, Sacrifice, Qur'an, Quran, Koran, Torah, Bible, Old Testament, New Testament, Individual, Community, Autonomy, Judaism, Islam, Christianity, Autonomy, Responsibility, Accountabilityworking papers series
Date posted: November 26, 2010 ; Last revised: December 19, 2010
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