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Ethics and the Qurʾān
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The subject matter of this article is elusive, since the word “ethics” itself is used in various ways in English. If we take the definition of a standard reference work, we learn that “ethics” is “(1) a general pattern or way of life, (2) a set of rules of conduct or moral code, and (3) inquiry about life and rules of conduct…” (Encyclopedia of philosophy, iii, 81-2). This article's focus, then, will b…

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Reinhart, A. Kevin, “Ethics and the Qurʾān”, in: Encyclopaedia of the Qurʾān, General Editor: Jane Dammen McAuliffe, Georgetown University, Washington DC. Consulted online on 26 September 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-3922_q3_EQCOM_00056>

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