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Muslim discourse on international human rights: the problem of harmonization = Wacana Islam mengenai hak asasi manusia antarabangsa: masalah pengharmonian

Haneef, Sayed Sikandar Shah (2014) Muslim discourse on international human rights: the problem of harmonization = Wacana Islam mengenai hak asasi manusia antarabangsa: masalah pengharmonian. Journal of Islam in Asia, 11 (1). pp. 161-185. ISSN 1823-0970

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Abstract

The concept of human rights as embodied in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights indisputably is a western construct. Since Muslim states at the official plane have committed themselves to its tenets by being signatory to it as members of the United Nations, their afterthought has triggered a debate among the academia about its harmonization with the Islamic notion of human rights. Some reject it in its entirety, others advocate its adoption even at the expense of some Islamic core values and yet another body of opinion sees it in total conformity with Islam. This paper argues that all the above perspectives in spite of their merits miss one important point, namely addressing the issue in the context of Muslim- nation- states interacting with the community of nations with their own specific value systems. Accordingly, the harmonization in line with the legitimate Islamic methodology is the real alternative which this presentation endeavours to articulate.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 3049/37943
Uncontrolled Keywords: International Human Rights, Muslim Discourse, Harmonization, Muslim States
Subjects: K Law > KBP Islamic Law > KBP1 Islamic law.Shariah.Fiqh > KBP470 Law reform. Criticism. Tanzim
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences > Department of Fiqh and Usul al-Fiqh
Depositing User: Prof. Sayed Sikandar Shah Haneef
Date Deposited: 27 Aug 2014 15:02
Last Modified: 13 Jun 2018 10:16
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/37943

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