By Amyn B. Sajoo
Contemporary political and social occasions in addition to advances in technology and know-how have posed demanding situations to the conventional Muslim discourse on ethics. during this most recent within the sequence of Occasional Papers produced by means of the Institute of Ismaili experiences, Amyn B. Sajoo examines those demanding situations, and during a serious research of the results of rising tasks in political pluralism and civic tradition, in bio-medicine and environmental conservatism, considers how the contours of public ethics in Islam could be redefined to supply shared conceptions of the great in pluralist societies.
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Ere can hardly be a total severing of ties between the tenets of social ethics and those of civic culture, given the shared preoccupation with upholding ‘appropriate’ behaviour (in regard to public order, accountable governance and participatory politics, the integrity of the environment and other fundamental values). However, ethics qua judgments about ‘good’ conduct are, as noted, generally outside the parameters of the public sphere. Indeed for some, such judgments fall outside the realm of ethics itself, seen increasingly as being about ‘practical virtues’ like accountability and transparency.
Yet, no matter how desirable the existence of this civic culture in a secure and legitimate public space, it is value-neutral in the sense of commanding no allegiance to specic moral principles. ere are certainly moral dimensions to human rights that uphold the integrity of individual and communal life, belief and equality; but appeals to secular law are sufficient to safeguard these entitlements. P. ³⁷ While those traits may be seen as necessary conditions for a liberal ethos, Carothers notes their embrace across ideological lines.
Second, in order to mute human biological rejection of alien organs (especially acute for xenotransplants), the genomes of source animals are modied, oen by inserting human genes. Cloning is undertaken to preserve a supply of transgenic animals. e perils in the mixing of genomes can’t be taken lightly, as shown by recent global experience with contagion;⁸⁶ the social and ethical implications of proceeding with new biotechnologies in this area have led to regulatory restraints in several countries.