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Islam and the Challenge of Human Rights

ISBN-10: 0195388429

ISBN-13: 9780195388428

Edition: 2009

Authors: Abdulaziz Abdulhussein Sachedina

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Whether Islam is compatible with human rights in general, and with the Declaration of Human Rights in particular, has been both a Muslim issue and a concern of the international community. Muslim rulers, Western analysts and policymakers, and Muslim extremists as well as conservative Muslims, have often agreed for diverse reasons that Islam and human rights cannot co-exist. In this book Aziz Sachedina argues for the essential compatibility of Islam and human rights. He offers a balanced and incisive critique of leading Western experts who ignore or marginalize the relationship of religion to human rights. At the same time, he re-examines the inherited tradition that forms the basis of conservative Muslim objections, arguing that it is culturally conditioned and therefore open to development and change. Finally, and most importantly, Sachedina delineates a fresh contemporary Muslim position that argues for a correspondence between Islam and secular concepts of human rights, grounded in sacred sources as well as Islamic history and thought.
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List price: $40.95
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/5/2009
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 272
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.122
Language: English

The Clash of Universalisms: Religious and Secular in Human Rights
The Nature of Islamic Juridical-Ethical Discourse
Natural Law and Knowledge of Ethical Necessity
The Dignity and Capacities of Women as Equal Bearers of Human Rights
Individual and Society: Claims and Responsibilities
Freedom of Religion and Conscience: The Foundation of a Pluralistic World Order
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