Dignity (Human)/ Karamah

Book Section (Chapter)

According to the Qur’an, human dignity is universal, regardless of religion, sect, piety, gender, race, and color. It is an essential character of humanity, allowing humans to take on the role of stewardship. The human soul is the bearer of dignity and has the potential to reason and distinguish between good and evil. The human species is noble because of the soul that God breathed into it. Human dignity and human original nature (fiáš­rah) are two sides of one coin. There is a link between divine trust and human dignity.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Kadivar, M

Cited Editors

  • Esposito, JL

Published Date

  • 2022

Book Title

  • Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World: Digital Collection

Published By

Place of Publication

  • Oxford, U.K.

International Standard Book Number 13 (ISBN-13)

  • 9780197669419

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1093/acref/9780197669419.001.0001