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Dignity

Dignity Dignity is the right of a person to be valued and respected for their own sake, and to be treated ethically. It is of significance in morality, ethics, law and politics as an extension of the Enlightenment-era concepts of inherent, inalienable rights. The term may also be used to describe personal conduct, as in “behaving with dignity“. Etymology The English...

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Five Precepts

Five Precepts The five precepts or five rules of training is the most important system of morality for Buddhist lay people. They constitute the basic code of ethics undertaken by lay followers of Buddhism. The precepts are commitments to abstain from killing living beings, stealing, sexual misconduct, lying and intoxication. Within the Buddhist...

Golden Rule

Golden Rule The Golden Rule is the principle of treating others as you want to be treated. It is a maxim that is found in many religions and cultures. It can be considered an ethic of reciprocity in some religions, although different religions treat it differently. The maxim may appear as a positive or negative...

Quality of Life

Quality of Life Quality of life (QOL) is an overarching term for the quality of the various domains in human life. It is a standard level that consists of the expectations of an individual or society for a good life. These expectations are guided by the values, goals and socio-cultural context...

Image of God

Image of God The Image of God (צֶלֶם אֱלֹהִים‎, tzelem Elohim; Latin: Imago Dei) is a concept and theological doctrine in Judaism,[1] Christianity, and Sufism of Islam,[2][3] which asserts that human beings are created in the image and likeness of God. Philosophers and theologians have debated the exact meaning of the phrase for millennia. Following...

Dignity Quotes

Dignity Quotes Dignity is the right of a person to be valued and respected for their own sake, and to be treated ethically. It is of significance in morality, ethics, law and politics as an extension of the Enlightenment-era concepts of inherent, inalienable rights. The term may also be used to describe personal conduct, as in “behaving with dignity”. Human dignity...

Reproductive Rights

Reproductive Rights Reproductive rights are legal rights and freedoms relating to reproduction and reproductive health that vary amongst countries around the world.[1] The World Health Organization defines reproductive rights as follows: Reproductive rights rest on the recognition of the basic right of all couples and individuals to decide freely and responsibly the number, spacing and timing of their children and...

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Irreligion

Irreligion Irreligion (adjective form: non-religious or irreligious) is the absence, indifference, rejection of, or hostility towards religion. Irreligion may include some forms of theism, depending on the religious context it is defined against; for example, in 18th-century Europe, the epitome of irreligion was deism, while in contemporary East Asia the shared term meaning “irreligion” or “no religion” (無宗教, Chinese pron. wú...

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Tolerance and Dialogue in The Qur’an and The Sunnah

Tolerance and Dialogue in The Qur’an and The Sunnah The Qur’an always accepts forgiveness and tolerance as basic principles, so much so that “the servants of the All-Merciful” are introduced in the following manner: And the servants of (God) the All-Merciful are those who move on the Earth in humility,...

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Prophet Muhammad’s Last Sermon

Prophet Muhammad’s Last Sermon This sermon was delivered on the Ninth day of Dhul al Hijjah 10 A.H. in the ‘Uranah valley of Mount Arafat (632 AC of Gregorian Calendar) by Islamic prophet  Muhammad (مُحمّد‎, Muhammed, Mohammed, Ahmad, Muḥammad). The Farewell Sermon (خطبة الوداع‎, Khuṭbatu l-Wadāʿ), also known as Muhammad’s Final Sermon or the Last...

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Dialogue in The Muhammadan Spirit and Meaning

Dialogue in The Muhammadan Spirit and Meaning I do not like to make claims and I have a poor memory, but in spite of this I can recite tens of verses, one after the other, that are concerned with forgiveness, dialogue and opening one’s heart to all. This demonstrates the...

Are We “Born To Be Free”? Freedom, An Invaluable Gift

Freedom, An Invaluable Gift “Freewill is the most difficult of God’s gifts to understand or appreciate. The person who gives up selfish freedom and agrees to be God’s servant will always be truly free.” Freedom is one of the most valuable things there is, although many of us have no...

Human Rights

Human Rights

Human Rights Human rights are “the basic rights and freedoms to which all humans are entitled”[1] Examples of rights and freedoms which are often thought of as human rights include civil and political rights, such as the right to life and liberty, freedom of expression, and equality before the law;...

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Human Beings

Quotes About Human Beings  Each individual is equipped with sublime emotions, has a natural disposition toward virtue, and is fascinated with eternity. Even the most wretched-looking person has a rainbow-like atmosphere in his or her spirit comprised of the thought of eternity, love of beauty, and virtuous feeling. If people...

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