Educating the Ethical Dimension of Engineering to a Muslim Engineer


KARAGÖZOĞLU B.

Journal of King Abdulaziz University Engineering Sciences, vol.18, no.2, pp.3-16, 2007 (International Refereed University Journal)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 18 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Title of Journal : Journal of King Abdulaziz University Engineering Sciences
  • Page Numbers: pp.3-16

Abstract

Education is the way of bringing up a person so that he will keep up with the truth, the good and the beautiful in his deeds and the deeds of others. It is a lifelong phenomenon that requires teaching, training, preaching and exemplifying. Islam is a way of life that covers all aspects of life in all walks. The Muslim gains high moral values through education and sustains them through continuous supports via his prayers. He abstains from all ill-behaviors and holds on the truth even if it is against his personal benefit. Eventually he becomes a pious citizen who drives the society forward in civilization. Ethics is a simplified presentation of the Muslim worldview; yet, lifelong education of engineering ethics is essential to settle in a continuously changing state of worldly affairs. If a Muslim is brought up in an environment where there is harmony between school, society and his beliefs, then he can’t do anything else but organize his acts ethically. Upbringing of an engineer must be planned with great care during his formal education so that he will have the correct state of mind at graduation and he must be continuously updated on correct practices afterwards.