Every religion has specific teachings about, and attitudes to, wrongdoing. Islamic law sets out how Muslims should behave in order to live the life that Allah intends them to live.
What does sanctity of life mean?
All life is a gift
All life is precious
All life is sacred
What is the death penalty?
Locking a criminal up for life
The execution of a criminal
Cutting off a criminal's hand
When might some Muslims allow the death penalty?
For ignoring the poor
For murder, adultery and apostasy (denying Islam)
What do Muslims believe that all prisoners should be given the opportunity to do?
Stay in prison
How should Muslims treat prisoners?
Treat them justly and help them to reform
Remember that criminals are second class citizens
What does absolute morality mean?
A moral point of view which never changes
A moral point of view which changes according to different circumstances
A moral point of view passed on from parents to children
What does relative morality mean?
Moral laws in a book
A set of fixed moral laws
A moral point of view which adapts to changing circumstances
What is the meaning of conscience?
Another word for hard-working
A person's moral sense of right and wrong
Who do Muslims help by giving Zakat?
How do Muslims believe that people can create a more just society?
They should live by their own rules
They should live by the will of Allah
They should live by giving away part of their money