Ignaz Goldziher

  • A good life
  • “If we want to be fair in relation to Islam, we should agree that in its teachings there is an effective force that pushes people towards good, and that life according to the teachings of this force can be morally impeccable. These teachings require one to show mercy to all of God’s creation, honesty in people’s relationships to each other, love and devotion, as well as to suppress the instincts of selfishness, just as it requires other virtues as well. The result of all this is that a good Muslim lives a life consistent with the most detailed requirements of morality. “