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Airline passengers’ screening: an appraisal from the Islamic law perspective

Adua, Ismail Mustapha and Hamid, Abdul Ghafur@Khin Maung Sein and Abdul Wahab, Mohammed Iqbal (2015) Airline passengers’ screening: an appraisal from the Islamic law perspective. IIUM Law Journal, 23 (1). pp. 133-148. ISSN 2289-7852 (O), 0128-2530 (P)

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The alarming rate of aviation offences such as the offence of aircraft hijacking in the 21st century warrants the need to adopt various preventive and suppressive measures to prevent these offences. The current method to prevent and suppress these offences is to subject every passenger to screening of their body and baggage through the imaging technologies and physical searching called “pat down”, the purpose of which is to detect the presence of weapons, explosives and other dangerous materials that will aid the commission of any of these offences. As a sequel to the adoption of these methods, many queries have been raised especially from the human rights activists who argue that the so-called imaging technologies intrude on the fundamental human rights of passengers. While some passengers support the argument of the activists, others are in support of the aviation security practitioners. The question therefore is: what is the position of Islamic law on the screening of airline passengers using imaging technology? The present article intends to answer this question.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 3163/45294
Uncontrolled Keywords: Airline passengers, passengers’ screening, imaging technologies, pat down, Islamic law
Subjects: K Law > K Law (General)
K Law > KBP Islamic Law > KBP1 Islamic law.Shariah.Fiqh
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyyah of Laws > Department of Civil Law
Depositing User: Prof. Dr. Abdul Ghafur Hamid
Date Deposited: 27 Oct 2015 09:47
Last Modified: 30 Oct 2017 12:05
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/45294

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