Exploring the Ethical Influence of Selected Non-Semitic Religions on Islamic Civilization


  • Dr. Humaira Khalil Assistant Professor, Department of Arabic and Islamic Studies, The University of Faisalabad.
  • Dr. Syed Attaullah Bukhari Lecturer, Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto University of Law, Karachi.
  • Dr. Hafiz Ali Sher Lecturer, Cadet College, Steel Town, Karachi.


Non-Semitic Religions, Islamic Civilization, Ethical Influence, Interfaith Dialogue, Societal Harmony


This research investigates the ethical influence of selected non-Semitic religions on Islamic civilization, focusing on the dynamic interplay between diverse religious traditions. While the world's religions can be categorized into Semitic and non-Semitic groups, this study seeks to explore how non-Semitic faiths such as Buddhism, Confucianism and Jainism have impacted the ethical fabric of Islamic societies. Acknowledging that Semitic religions, including Islam, Christianity, and Judaism, have their own sacred texts, sites, and festivals, the research delves into the shared reverence and strong bonds that adherents across various religious traditions maintain with their respective sacred figures. Emphasizing the importance of ethical principles in Islam, drawn from the Qur’ān and Sunnah, this study underscores the significance of virtuous character and moral conduct. It advocates for a culture of mutual respect towards the sacred figures of all religions to foster peace and harmony within society. Islam, renowned for its principles of tolerance and peace, places a strong emphasis on upholding the sanctity of sacred figures from diverse faiths to mitigate conflicts and promote societal cohesion. Ultimately, this research highlights the potential for cross-cultural dialogue and mutual enrichment in ethical discourse, envisioning a harmonious coexistence shaped by respectful engagement and understanding among diverse religious traditions.




How to Cite

Dr. Humaira Khalil, Dr. Syed Attaullah Bukhari, & Dr. Hafiz Ali Sher. (2024). Exploring the Ethical Influence of Selected Non-Semitic Religions on Islamic Civilization. Al-Mithaq ( Research Journal of Islamic Theology), 3(01), 94–103. Retrieved from https://almithaqjournal.org/index.php/home/article/view/88