Principles of Moral AbsolutismSynopsis: In a world beset with ever-changing values and convoluted moral quandaries, this article delves into the core constitutional principles derived from the Quran, exploring the steadfast notion of moral absolutism as a beacon for individuals and communities alike. With a comprehensive examination of the multifaceted aspects of modern society, such as social justice, environmental preservation, and the promotion of peace and harmony, the author sheds light on the virtues of adhering to and actively upholding these timeless principles. Ultimately, by embracing moral absolutism, one may find solace in a more just, equitable, and harmonious society.
God's Plan for Salvation: Moral Absolutism
The core constitutional principles derived from the Quran embody the covenant, or the Law of Trust, which can be categorised into three primary domains: Law of Persons, Law of Property, and Law of Obligations. These principles are shepherded by the unwavering concept of moral absolutism, which advocates the immutable and universal moral precepts that govern human conduct.
Allah merely forbids you from taking as friends those who have fought you in the deen and driven you from your homes and who supported your expulsion. Any who take them as friends are wrongdoers. (60:9)
Verse 60:9 serves as the bedrock for these principles, accentuating the imperative of discerning between allies and adversaries in the quest for righteousness and justice.
I. Moral absolutism in the Law of Persons
Concentrating on the interrelations amongst individuals and the preservation of their inherent rights, including freewill and freedom.
A. Moral absolutism in the safeguarding of freewill
Championing each person's inborn right to make choices and live in accordance with their convictions and values.
B. Moral absolutism in the safeguarding of freedom
Shielding each individual's liberty to exercise their rights without unwarranted interference or coercion.
II. Moral absolutism in the Law of Property
Addressing the rights and responsibilities associated with property ownership and the conservation of cultural heritage.
A. Special race-based/natives privileges and moral absolutism in the conservation of culture
Acknowledging the distinct rights and privileges of native and indigenous communities, and ensuring the protection and furtherance of their cultural heritage.
B. Special race-based/natives privileges and moral absolutism in the conservation of land ownership
Upholding the rights of native and indigenous communities to own and administer their ancestral lands.
III. Moral absolutism in the Law of Obligations
Pertaining to the duties and responsibilities individuals owe to one another and society, with a focus on the protection of minority rights and the endorsement of civil disobedience.
A. Moral absolutism in the preservation of minority rights
Safeguarding the rights and welfare of minority communities, ensuring they are treated justly and equitably.
B. Moral absolutism in the preservation of civil disobedience
Supporting the right to defy unjust laws or actions through peaceful and non-violent means.
ACTION PLANS: Social distancing
Promoting the practice of distancing oneself from those who transgress the constitutional principles of Verse 60:9, as exemplified by Ibrahim and his followers. By placing trust in the Law of Nature and seeking forgiveness, individuals can maintain their integrity and devotion to moral absolutism.
You have an excellent example in Ibrahim and those with him, when they said to their people (who violates the constitutional principles of 60:9), ´We wash our hands of you and all that you serve apart from Allah/Sunnatullah/Law of Nature, and we reject you. Between us and you there will be enmity and hatred for ever unless and until you have iman in Allah/Sunnatullah/Law of Nature alone.´ Except for Ibrahim´s words to his father: ´I will ask forgiveness for you but I have no power to help you in any way against Allah.´ ´Our Lord, we have put our trust in You. and have made tawba to You. You are our final destination (60:4)