In traditional Islamic legislation, the arts were considered secondary and unimportant. Some scholars even prohibited nearly all forms of artistic expressions, conflating the arts with mindless entertainment. Yet, considering Islamic legislation and their objectives/maqasid and recalling the prophetic statement that ‘God is beautiful and loves beauty’, provide us with a spiritual perspective on the meaning of beauty and the function of imagination in life.
Are there Islamic principles in economics? And what effects do they have in the contemporary world? These are critical questions. Addressing these questions over the past few decades, Muslim scholars have often referred to “Islamic economics” and “Islamic finance”. Yet the alternative financial concepts and tools that exist in Islamic scriptural sources have not led us to develop an original, alternative, and viable economic system
Education is a central topic for contemporary societies and their future. The contribution of Islam begins with examining the Islamic principles and objectives for educating individuals as women, men and citizens in a society.
Islamic scriptural sources (the Qur’an and Prophetic tradition) abound with references and reminders about nature and all of creation. Because creation is a sign of the Creator, respecting and preserving it is not just altruistic but also an act of faith and worship.
The primary Muslim preoccupation when it comes to food has been whether or not it is halal. We always fall back on the familiar rules, principles and prohibitions that have been handed down to us by Muslim scholars.
Gender issues are not only one about women. It is also about men and about the relationship between men and women. In a rapidly changing world, we need to better understand evolving cultures, changing social norms and the status and roles of the individuals within them
In today’s world of instantaneous global communication, traditional and alternative media are raising serious ethical questions about the values, conduct and objectives of media.
Modern biomedical advancements continue to have enormous impact on grasping basic concepts in our lives like health and sickness, life and death and even how we understand the very notion of humanness. These advancements, along with their ethical implications, managed now to spread all over the globe and Muslims living either in Muslim-majority counties or somewhere else represent no exception in this regard.
For accomplishing this methodological vision, the CILE research unit “Methodology and Ethics” will embark upon working four epistemological fields
Migration and asylum are fundamental features in the consciousness of all Muslims, deriving from the Hijra as the historical migratory movement of the Prophet (PBUH) and his followers fleeing persecution during the very birth of Islam.
Although early Muslim scholars produced extensive texts in political thought and ethics, their intellectual legacy suffered a number of shortcomings that became chronic over time. These shortcomings are related to the sources, the historical context and the methodology.
Psychology is perhaps the one field that has been given the least consideration by Muslims. When it comes to the emotional and mental struggles of people, Muslims scholars have typically advised people to cope through religious rituals such as prayers and fasting and to draw on spirituality to achieve inner peace.