A Research study on the role of religion in character building from an Islamic perspective

Authors

  • Shakir Hussain M.Phil. Scholar, Department of Islamic Studies, Ghazi University, Dera Ghazi Khan, Pakistan.
  • Muhammad Ramzan Ali M.Phil. Scholar, Department of Islamic Studies, Ghazi University, Dera Ghazi Khan, Pakistan.
  • Mudassir Khurshed Lecturer Islamiat, Superior College, Faisalabad, Pakistan.

Keywords:

character building, Islamic perspective, fundamental aspects, human growth, maturation process, individuals' values, ethics and behaviors

Abstract

Character development is a fundamental aspect of human growth and maturation. It shapes individuals' values, ethics, and behaviors, influencing not only their personal lives but also their interactions with society at large. Various factors contribute to character development, including family, education, culture, and personal experiences. Among these influential factors, religion holds a unique place, providing a moral compass and ethical framework for adherents. This research study delves into the critical role of religion, specifically within the Islamic tradition, in shaping the character of individuals and, by extension, the character of communities and societies. The Islamic perspective on character development is deeply rooted in a rich history of religious teachings, moral principles, and ethical guidelines. Islam, as a comprehensive way of life, not only offers a system of beliefs and rituals but also provides a profound foundation for moral conduct and personal integrity. The Quran, the holy book of Islam, and the Hadith, which consists of the sayings and actions of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), serve as primary sources of guidance for Muslims in their journey toward character refinement. The principles of justice, compassion, honesty, humility, and many more, as articulated in these texts, are integral to the Islamic worldview. This research study seeks to explore the multifaceted impact of Islamic teachings on character development. It endeavors to investigate how the values and beliefs ingrained in the Islamic faith influence the behavior and character of adherents. Furthermore, it aims to uncover the various mechanisms through which religious institutions, family structures, and the wider Islamic community contribute to character building. Additionally, this study will examine the challenges and barriers individuals face when striving to align their character with Islamic principles in contemporary society.

Published

2024-05-09

How to Cite

Hussain, S., Ali, M. R., & Khurshed, M. (2024). A Research study on the role of religion in character building from an Islamic perspective. Journal of Religious and Social Studies, 3(02 Jul-Dec). Retrieved from https://ejrss.com/index.php/jrss/article/view/63