By Mairaj U. Syed
An exam of ways Muslim students from 4 faculties of legislations and theology debate the moral concerns that coercion generates whilst contemplating a person's ethical enterprise and accountability in situations of speech acts, rape, and homicide. It proposes a brand new version for analysing moral idea and compares Islamic with Western concept at the comparable cases.
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These core positions are the internal constraints of a theological tradition. In the case of Muʿtazilism, they are a commitment to a substantive notion of Divine Justice and an objectivist moral epistemology. These two commitments played three functional roles in Muʿtazilite thought. They ensured that no subsequent 4 Muʿtazilite discussions of moral agency use the term “compulsion (iljāʾ)” as opposed to “coercion (ikrāh)”. There is a subtle distinction between the two in classical Islamic thought.
Frank, The Metaphysics of Created Being According to Abū l-Hudhayl al-ʿAllāf: a Philosophical Study of the Earliest Kalām (Istanbul: Nederlands Historisch-Archaeologisch Instituut in het Nabije Oosten, 1966), 29–32; Sophia Vasalou, Moral Agents and Their Deserts: the Character of Muʿtazilite Ethics (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2008), 142. 11 Other conditions must also be met for moral agency to emerge. ʿAbd al- Jabbār puts forward six general conditions that must be met in order for God’s imposition to count as morally good and thus valid: 1.
38 Juxtaposing this literature with the treatment of coercion and responsibility in classical Islamic thought reveals three fruitful points of comparison between the two discourses. 39 Those who hold that it is either entirely or largely a descriptive concept think that the theorist’s main task is to develop a satisfactory description of coercion, consisting ideally of necessary and sufficient conditions whose fulfillment 38 Robert Nozick, “Coercion,” in Philosophy, Science, and Method: Essays in Honor of Ernest Nagel, ed.
Coercion and responsibility in Islam : a study in ethics and law by Mairaj U. Syed