Commanding Right and Forbidding Wrong in Islamic Thought by Michael Cook

By Michael Cook

what sort of responsibility will we need to try and cease other folks doing flawed? The query is intelligible in exactly approximately any tradition, yet few of them search to respond to it in a rigourous model. the main awesome exception is located within the Islamic culture, the place 'commanding correct' and 'forbidding incorrect' is a principal ethical guiding principle already pointed out within the Koran. As an historian of Islam whose study has ranged broadly over area and time, Michael cook dinner is easily positioned to interpret this complicated topic. His booklet represents the 1st sustained try and map the historical past of Islamic mirrored image in this legal responsibility. It covers the origins of Muslim pondering 'forbidding wrong', the correct doctrinal advancements over the centuries, and its importance in Sunni and Shi'ite proposal this day. during this manner the ebook contributes to the knowledge of Islamic proposal, its relevance to modern Islamic politics and beliefs, and increases primary questions for the comparative examine of ethics.

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