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Ethics & Pro-Social Values in Judaism, Christianity and Islam
The emphasis on purity of motives and right belief makes the charge of hypocrisy an issue of particular concern to Christians, which the Gospel of Matthew particularly notes (Matthew 6:2; 6:4-6; 6:15-17; 7:4-6; 15:6-8; 22:17-19; 23:12-16; 23:22-30; Romans 2:21-24). Within his community, Jesus often hurled charges of hypocrisy against religious and other Jewish leaders. In the tradition of social criticism, Jesus railed against leaders he condemned as abandoning their more important obligations to social justice while making outward appearances of piety. Matthew (23:23-28) writes that Jesus exclaimed,
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Christians are called to practice the kind of unconditional, volitional, respectful love for God with one another (1 Corinthians 10:24; Ephesians 4:1-6). Paul urges the imitation of Christ as authentic worship to believers: ‘Be imitators of God, as beloved children, and live in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us.” (Ephesians 5:1,2) This was intended to inform all social relations, from family and marriage (Ephesians 5:25; 6:1-4) to friendships (John 15:13).
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The adherence to Islam (as with other religions) varies with the strength of the beliefs of the people. Sometimes culture and traditions interfere with religion, or even overshadow the religion. Some people claim that something in their culture or tradition is part of the religion, when it is not. Or do things that have no justification in Islam and are prohibited; yet that gets portrayed by others as the tenets of the religion of Islam.
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In Islam marriage cannot take place unless the female freely agrees to it and a dowry is given to her. Islam puts priorities for the husbands and wives. The responsibility for providing for the family is on the husband, while the responsibility to care for the house and raising the children is on the wife. These are the main priorities, but cooperation between the husband and the wife is required and highly recommended.