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Islam and universal declaration of human rights: accord or discord?

Ishak, Mohd. Shuhaimi (2014) Islam and universal declaration of human rights: accord or discord? Middle-East Journal of Scientific Research, 21 (9). pp. 1645-1651. ISSN 1990-9233

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The issue of human rights is a matter of growing concern for Muslims and Non-Muslims. The schemes of human rights sponsored by the United Nations, in the aftermath of the World War II, espouse the idea of rights backed by constitutional laws and international law binding on all nations. Contrary to what might otherwise be thought or perceived human rights in Islam possess certain distinctive features similar to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) 1948. The prevailing image of discord between Islam and UDHR is a distorted one as the differences between them can be recognized and acknowledged while the common grounds are properly accorded. Instead of accentuating the differences and antagonisms, the common relationship between Islam and UDHR needs to be consistently debated and highlighted as both have the common objectives to guarantee human rights. This is so as the direct impact of the relationship concerns with the integral and constitutive component of development processes in human life. This paper attempts to shed light on the commonality between the two systems as anchored on moral domains of Islamic principles which have many common grounds are articulated.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 4676/39309
Uncontrolled Keywords: Human rights, International law, Islam, common grounds and moral domains
Subjects: K Law > KBP Islamic Law
K Law > KZ Law of Nations
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences > Department of General Studies
Depositing User: Asst. Prof. Dr. Mohd. Shuhaimi Ishak
Date Deposited: 20 Nov 2014 14:57
Last Modified: 18 Jun 2018 23:26
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/39309

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