Al-Ghazali and the Golden Rule: Ethics of Reciprocity in the Works of a Muslim Sage

  title={Al-Ghazali and the Golden Rule: Ethics of Reciprocity in the Works of a Muslim Sage},
  author={Justin Parrott},
  journal={Journal of Religious \& Theological Information},
  pages={68 - 78}
  • J. Parrott
  • Published 9 March 2017
  • Political Science
  • Journal of Religious & Theological Information
ABSTRACT The golden rule (“do unto others as you would have them do unto you”) has become an important focal point in modern interfaith dialogue with Muslims. As an ethical concept, it can be transferred, more or less, intact between different religions and philosophies, with or without the authority of scripture. This article aims to assist interfaith efforts with Muslims by examining the use of the golden rule in the works of 12th century Muslim mystic, ethicist, and theologian Abū Ḥāmid al… 

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