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Islamic Attitudes towards Justice, Suffering, Life and Death

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In this title we will be looking at Muslim attitudes towards such things as equality, other religions, gender, conflict, the sanctity of life and other matters of life and death like abortion. The word Islam means submission and peace. This means that Muslims submit themselves to Allah and show obedience to him by following the Five Pillars of Islam. These are Shahadah, the belief in one god; Salah, prayer five times a day; Sawm, fasting during the month of Ramadan; Zakah, giving a percentage of the value of property to charity and Hajj, the pilgrimage to Mecca. Muslims should also try to live lives of peace, living in harmony with all people. All of this means that their attitudes towards the world around them and towards other people are developed in accordance with these duties.

Author: Tim Bridgeman Publisher: GCSEPod®
Narrator: Carol McGuigan ISBN: 978-1-84906-111-7
Video ISBN: 978-1-84906-611-2

Chapters

  1. Muslim Beliefs about Justice and Equality
  2. Islamic Attitudes towards Conflict, Violence and Peace
  3. Muslims and the Sanctity of Life
  4. Islamic Attitudes Towards Matters of Life and Death

Exam Board Relevance

  • Edxcel
  • AQA
  • CEA
  • IGCSE (EdExcel)
  • OCR
  • SQA
  • WJEC
  • IGCSE (CiE)

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Key Issues

Titles

Chapters

  • Abortion
  • Acceptability of only certain forms of IVF
  • Allah decides when life shall end
  • Attitudes to abortion
  • Attitudes to animals
  • Attitudes to capital punishment
  • Attitudes to interfaith dialogue
  • belief in justice, honour and mercy
  • Belief in life after death, akhirah; heaven and hell
  • Belief in life after death, akhirah; judgement day
  • beliefs about death and dying
  • Day of Judgement
  • Differences among Muslims in their attitudes to contraception, and the reasons for them
  • Differences among Muslims in their attitudes to euthanasia and the reasons for them
  • Differences among Muslims in their attitudes to other religions and the reasons for them
  • Different Muslim attitudes to abortion and the reasons for those attitudes
  • euthanasia
  • euthanasia is against the will of Allah
  • Genetic experiments never permissible
  • Issues of organ donation and genetic engineering
  • Jihad against evil
  • Just war
  • Justice for all
  • Lesser and greater jihad
  • Life is sacred
  • Mercy and peace
  • Muslim attitudes to justice and equality with particular reference to poverty
  • Muslim attitudes to prejudice and discrimination with particular reference to religious discrimination and gender issues
  • Muslim attitudes towards abortion
  • Muslim attitudes towards euthanasia and suicide
  • Muslim attitudes towards other religions: conversion to Islam
  • Muslim attitudes towards other religions: Muslim beliefs about the status of non-Muslim religions
  • Muslim attitudes towards racism
  • Muslim attitudes towards the use of violence and towards pacifism
  • Muslim attitudes towards war: the concept of jihad
  • Muslim beliefs about forgiveness and reconciliation
  • Muslim beliefs about the treatment of criminals
  • Muslim beliefs about the use of animals in medical research
  • Muslim responses to issues raised by fertility treatment
  • Muslim responses to social injustice
  • Prejudice and Discrimination - with reference to race and religion
  • Reasons for belief in life after death not specific to any religion including near-death experiences and the paranormal
  • Respect and concern for the created world
  • Rules of war
  • Sadaqah
  • Scientific ideas about the origins of the world and of humanity: very basic understandings of the Big Bang theory
  • Scientific ideas about the origins of the world and of humanity: very basic understandings of the Darwinian evolutionary theory
  • Shar'iah: a code of behaviour
  • Shariah: living responsibly, care for others
  • Shi'ah
  • Suffering
  • suicide
  • Suicide is against the will of Allah
  • Sunni
  • The belief in Shaytan
  • The causes of hunger, poverty and disease
  • the day of Judgement and life after death
  • The growth of Islamic fundamentalism
  • The importance of Shariah law
  • The nature of abortion, including current British legislation and non-religious arguments concerning abortion
  • The nature of euthanasia (assisted suicide, voluntary and non-voluntary euthanasia), including current British legislation and arguments concerning euthanasia
  • The practice and significance of salah including wudu, qiblah, niyyah, rak'ah, ju'mah prayers, the benefits of salah
  • The relation between moral behaviour and life after death
  • the relationship between rich and poor
  • The relief of poverty and suffering in the United Kingdom by Muslims
  • The teachings of Islam on almsgiving and charity
  • The ways in which Muslims understand the relationship between body and soul
  • To attempt to alter genetic material is to take on the role of Allah
  • Understandings of heaven and hell
  • Why Muslims believe in life after death
  • Why some people do not believe in life after death

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