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Call for Chapters: Routledge Handbook of Islamic Ethics

The Research Center for Islamic Legislation & Ethics (CILE) is collaborating with the international publisher Routledge to publish the forthcoming Routledge Handbook of Islamic Ethics. The project is led by CILE professor of Islam and Biomedical Ethics, Dr. Mohammed Ghaly, in collaboration with a large group of prominent scholars in the field of Islamic Ethics, who contribute to the project in the capacity of Section Editors and/or Chapter Authors.

The prospective Handbook consists of more than forty chapters divided into distinct sections, each of which focuses on how Ethics intersects with one of the scholarly disciplines, including Scriptural Ethics, Theology, Philosophy, Fiqh & Usul, Adab, in addition to a distinct section on Applied Ethics.

We are currently looking for potential authors for a number of chapters. Below, we provide a list of these chapters and the Sections they fall within:

Scriptural Ethics

  • Sunna as Moral Model
  • Scriptural Narrative Ethics


  • Moral Ontology and Epistemology (taḥsīn and taqbīḥ)


  • Utopia

Islamic Jurisprudence (Fiqh) & Legal Theory (Uṣūl)

  • Sources of Moral Normativity


  • Excellent Moral Qualities (faḍāʾil & shamāʾi) and eulogies (manāqib)
  • Consoling the Grief-Stricken (tasliyat al-muṣāb)

If you are interested in writing any of the abovementioned chapters, please send the following documents to:

Please note that only submissions sent to this e-mail account will be considered.

  • (A) An abstract (about 400 words), showing how you will approach the key themes in the chapter.
  • (B) Short bio (about 300 words), together with a list of your publications relevant to the respective chapter.

If you have any questions about this call-for-chapters, please contact: Dr. Mohammed Ghaly via and


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