Sacred Texts And Core Beliefs

1831 WordsMay 30, 20168 Pages
Sacred texts and core beliefs The Islamic religion and belief system is very solely focused on the teaching derived from its core spiritual texts, also when confronted with the ethical issues situated with bioethics, religious Authority is very influential in the decision process of the issue, e.g. with abortion and euthanasia a member of religious authority would refer to the spiritual texts of Islam to whether the issue at hand is “wajib” (mandatory), “mustahabb” (advised), “mubah” (either way/unbiased), “makruh” (advised against), “haram” (illegal/prohibited). The main core spiritual texts are as follows: The Qur’an, Sunnah and the Hadith. The Quran is the central text of the Islamic religion as a whole and can be interpreted in many different ways, it is believed to be the revelation of God written by the prophet Muhammad. The Quran is the primary source for Islamic law, ethical teachings and values. There are known to be 350 legal verses out of the 6235 verses that make up the Quran, meaning that it is fairly scattered and hard to follow. It is used with the Hadith to clarify Shari’a Law. The Sunnah is a written version of the teachings and sayings of the prophet Muhammad who is known to be the perfect role model for a Muslim, this meaning that the Sunnah is referred to as the perfect way in which a Muslim must live and it influences every aspect of their daily life. The Hadith is another sacred Islamic text, which is basically one of many reports that followed the
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