Difference and individuality characterise human beings. Ideas, ambitions, emotions, behaviours, beliefs, and social groupings shape who we are. Cross-cultural fertilisation yields constructive results through the production of a master discourse through which identity, similarity and difference are identified.
 
Islam is not only a religion but a way of life. Islam provides a universal code of conduct governed by ethics. The Holy Quran and Hadith of the Prophet Mohammad (Peace be Upon Him) provide holistic guidelines to every aspect of a persons affairs. These guidelines emphasise authenticity by way of virtues of which respect, kindness, honesty, tolerance, selfrestraint, patience, forgiveness and compassion. Such values govern human interaction at all levels and different settings. All of the 114 Surat of the Quran emphasise ethical behaviour at all levels, but Surat Al-Hujuratt in particular pays specific attention to standards of social behaviour. Surat Al-Hujuratt preaches 18 universal codes of ethics in its 18 ayas.
 
Effat University’s Code of Ethical Conduct draws on the teachings of Islam. The Code is also influenced by the philosophy of the founder of Effat University, Queen Effat Al Thunayyan (God rest her soul), who unceasingly sought to strike a balance between traditionalism and modernity, and the IQRA Core Values derived from the imperative “Read” the first word of the Quran revealed over 1400 years ago.
 
Since its establishment in 1999, Effat University’s values have fostered stewardship, respect, care and attention to all its constituents. Our commitment to integrity, honesty and fairness in our operations of which teaching, research and service to the community is our asset; it has set us nationally and internationally as an institution craving excellence in all its endeavours.
 
Drafting this holistic Code of Ethical Conduct is a crucial step towards the development of Effat University. Our mission is to advocate ethical conduct in the management of our academic, research and community service activities, as well as interactions with our stakeholders. Effat chose eight fundamental pillars that constitute its code of ethical conduct and named them Tarbawyyat Effat. These pillars are regulatory measures and crucial to the University’s progress as it competes for academic excellence in today’s highly competitive higher education environment.
 
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