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Human rights from an Islamic perspective

Laluddin, Hayatullah and Mohd. Nor, Amir Husin and Moustafa Moursi el- Seoudi,, Abdel Wadoud and Ibrahim, Ibnor Azli and Muhammad Husni, Ahmad and Omar, Anwar Fakhri and Samsudin, Muhammad Adib and Alias, Muhammad Nazir (2011) Human rights from an Islamic perspective. In: Persidangan Serantau Isu-isu Semasa IV, 23 November 2011, Dewan Besar Osman Hassan Phnom Penh, Kemboja.

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Abstract

A critical overview of human rights from western perspective reveals their deficiencies in conceptualization, flaws in formulation, and injustices in application. This all is due to political agendas, economic pressure and culturally biased viewpoints. They often serve the interests of certain organizations. As such they carry the residues of colonialism and imperialism. This is clear from the ongoing suppression and atrocities inflicted on poor and weak nations without any effective measures being taken by these organizations for their defense and protection. Double standard is applied when it comes to the violation of human rights. Weak states are vigorously pursued whereas, powerful are blatantly exempted from prosecution. Islam as a divine and universal guidance lies a comprehensive framework of values that embodies universal human rights, which is free of bias and deal with the abuser of the human rights equally regardless the race, religion and color factors, hence provides a universal criterion for human rights. Therefore, this paper attempts to analyze the issue of human rights from an Islamic perspective in the light of the purposes of the law, and delineate the mechanism for their protection. Using both descriptive and analytical methods the research concludes that Islam provides a comprehensive and practical mechanism for protection of human rights which is just and of universal application hence is the pioneer of human rights.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Full Paper)
Additional Information: 709/40964
Uncontrolled Keywords: human rights, western
Subjects: K Law > KBP Islamic Law
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Economics and Management Sciences
Depositing User: Hayatullah Laluddin
Date Deposited: 09 Mar 2015 16:06
Last Modified: 23 Jun 2015 11:46
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/40964

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