Forgiveness in Islamic Ethics and Jurisprudence
Berkeley Journal of Middle Eastern Islamic Law, Vol. 4:1, pp. 17-34 (2011)
18 Pages Posted: 26 Mar 2013
Date Written: 2011
This paper explores the role of forgiveness within Islamic ethics and jurisprudence. Islamic thought contains deep commitments to forgiveness in its textual traditions (the Qur’an and Sunnah), in medieval ethics, in traditional jurisprudence (particularly in criminal law), and in contemporary ethics, particularly in the writings of Khaled Abou El Fadl, Abdullahi Ahmed An-Na’im, and Fethullah Gülen.
Keywords: Religion, Law, Forgiveness, Islam, Jurisprudence, Gülen, Ethics, Criminal
JEL Classification: K00, K10, K14, K33, K39, N40, N45
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