Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Chaturvedi BadrinathUnity of Life and Other Essays$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Tulsi Badrinath

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780199465187

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2016

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199465187.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (oxford.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2020. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use. date: 26 November 2020

Dharma and Islam—I

Dharma and Islam—I

‘Justice with Truth, Truth with Goodness’*

(p.59) 14 Dharma and Islam—I
Chaturvedi Badrinath

Tulsi Badrinath

Oxford University Press

The literal meaning of the Sanskrit word ‘dharma’ is foundation, which, as foundation, holds all persons together, on which all relationships are based, both personal and social. Dharma is a state of being in a certain relation to one’s self as well as to the other. Dharma shows in one’s conduct, as does its negation, adharma. In placing the greatest emphasis on conduct, the Koran likewise sees reality as fundamentally relational. The Mahabharata demonstrates the five ways to dharma: not-violence, an attitude of equality, peace, and tranquillity, not-aggressiveness and not-cruelty, and freedom from envy. In plainly speaking of those very attributes, and the ways, as the foundations of Islamic faith, Badrinath says that the Koran speaks of them as the foundations of human order as such.

Keywords:   dharma, Islam, Koran, adharma

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .