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Commanding right and forbidding wrong in Islamic thought [electronic resource] / Michael Cook.

By: Cook, M. A.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2001Description: 1 online resource.ISBN: 0511018681 (electronic bk.); 9780511018688 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Islamic ethics | Religious life -- Sh�i�ah | Religious life -- Islam | Islam -- Doctrines | RELIGION -- Islam -- GeneralGenre/Form: Electronic books.DDC classification: 297.5 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Cover; Half-title; Title; Copyright; CONTENTS; PREFACE; ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS; PART I INTRODUCTORY; PART II THE HANBALITES; PART III THE MUTAZILITES AND SHIITES; PART IV OTHER SECTS AND SCHOOLS; PART V BEYOND CLASSICAL ISLAM; APPENDIX 1 KEY KORANIC VERSES AND TRADITIONS; APPENDIX 2 BARHEBRAEUS ON FORBIDDING WRONG; BIBLIOGRAPHY; POSTSCRIPT; INDEX;
Summary: Do we have a duty to stop others doing wrong? The question is intelligible in any civilization, but only in the Islamic tradition is 'commanding right and forbidding wrong' a central moral tenet. Michael Cook's analysis is the first to chart the history of Islamic reflection on this obligation.
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Cover; Half-title; Title; Copyright; CONTENTS; PREFACE; ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS; PART I INTRODUCTORY; PART II THE HANBALITES; PART III THE MUTAZILITES AND SHIITES; PART IV OTHER SECTS AND SCHOOLS; PART V BEYOND CLASSICAL ISLAM; APPENDIX 1 KEY KORANIC VERSES AND TRADITIONS; APPENDIX 2 BARHEBRAEUS ON FORBIDDING WRONG; BIBLIOGRAPHY; POSTSCRIPT; INDEX;

Do we have a duty to stop others doing wrong? The question is intelligible in any civilization, but only in the Islamic tradition is 'commanding right and forbidding wrong' a central moral tenet. Michael Cook's analysis is the first to chart the history of Islamic reflection on this obligation.

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