—The most critical challenge facing Muslim today is
the lack of the spiritual ethical dimension of life, and one of the
most powerful means to overcome this problem is the adherence
to the code of ethics. This paper attempts at clarifying the
concept of Islamic ethics as a basic pillar for a healthy society. It
explains about the need of ethics for the development of
individual and society, and its significance on the character
building. The author tries to present ethics as the counter part
of other sciences, such as, law, politics, science, economics, and
others for such sciences become soulless or insignificant if
detached from ethics. The paper concludes that Muslim
character should develop along with Islamic ethics and its
application into daily affairs of Muslims’ lives should be given
its due attention.
—Ethics and morality, Islamic ethics, character
Adibah Binti Abdul Rahim is with the International Islamic University
Malaysia (IIUM), Malaysia (e-mail: email@example.com).
Cite:Adibah Binti Abdul Rahim, "Understanding Islamic Ethics and Its Significance on the
Character Building," International Journal of Social Science and Humanity vol. 3, no. 6, pp. 508-513, 2013.