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Contemporary Muslims and human rights discourse: a critical assessment

Umar Ahmad, Kasule (2009) Contemporary Muslims and human rights discourse: a critical assessment. IIUM Press, Kuala Lumpur. ISBN 9789833855841

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Abstract

This book is a majpr departure from what many may regard as the general trend of studies by Muslims on the human rights tradition. Whereas most authors on the subject ardently argue the case for human rights by tracing it from the traditional Islamic religious sources, this study poses an antithesis to that trend. The point of departure in this work is found in its in-depth investigation and critique of the theoretical foundations of the human rights issued by international organizations such as the United Nations or the Organization of African Union (now defunct) or the Cairo Declaration. Instead the real meaning of the human rights values should be found in the philosophical thought of its original authors, the Western thinkers, as well as in their common but unique experience in the historical process vis-a-vis the rest of humanity especially the orient, where the Islamic civilization thrives this day.

Item Type: Book
Additional Information: /260 BP173.44 K19C 2009
Uncontrolled Keywords: Human rights-Religious aspects-Islam, Islam and humanism.
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc > BP1 Islam > BP174 The Practice of Islam
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc > BP1 Islam > BP174 The Practice of Islam
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): International Institute of Islamic Thought and Civilization (ISTAC)
Depositing User: Mrs. Wan Salwati Wan Salleh
Date Deposited: 26 May 2011 11:35
Last Modified: 15 Dec 2011 10:43
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/260

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