The Golden Rule in Judaism and Islam

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The Golden Rule is an ethical code that exists in both Judaism and Islam that states one should treat others as one would like others to treat oneself. This concept describes a “reciprocal” relationship amongst all men that defines them as equals.

Islam

None of you [truly] believes until he wishes for his brother what he wishes for himself.

— An-Nawawi’s Forty, 13, 56, Hadith

Seek for mankind that of which you are desirous for yourself, that you may be a believer.

— Sukhanan-i-Muhammad, Teheran, 1938

Judaism

Love your neighbor as yourself: I am the L-RD.

— Leviticus 19:18

The stranger who resides with you shall be to you as one of your citizens; you shall love him as yourself, for you were strangers in the land of Egypt: I the L-RD am your God.

— Leviticus 19:34

That which is hateful to you, do not do to your fellow. That is the whole Torah; the rest is the explanation; go and learn it.

— Talmud, Shabbat 31a

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The Golden Rule in Judaism and Islam