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Issues on harmonization of human rights in Islam

Haneef, Sayed Sikandar Shah and Mohd Zin, Najibah and Mahmud , Mek Wok, eds. (2016) Issues on harmonization of human rights in Islam. IIUM Press, Kuala Lumpur. ISBN 978-967-418-418-6

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The question of harmonization between Is1am and human rights is one of the most debatable issues in corltemporary discourse among 14or1l* academics. At the root of lhe coilroversy lies the question about the legitimacy of such an academic engagement. This is primarily because the corlmon perception is that rhe notion of human rights as embodied in Universal Declaration of Human Rights dnd its supplementary documents is bor.rnd by its underlying humanistic assumptions about humans which are anathema to the Islamic concept of human treings as bond-servants and vicegerents of God on earth- Accordingly; irs reconcilability rvith Islam in general and with Shari'ah in particular is a divisive issue among Muslim thinkers. Approaches range from vehement rejecticn to liberal treatment even to the extent of compromising fixed parts of Islamic law. A middle of the road approach within the frameworkof Islamic legal methodology of harmoaization is still in the making. It is with this agenda u: perspective that the authors of this trook have engaged on various topical issues on the subject. The central theme emerging from the papers is that the dircourse on harmonization between lslam and human rights should be pursued tluough a critical engagement wjth both intenrational human rigbts theories and Muslim intellecrual legac; within the parameterc and non-negotiable princrples of the Quian a.nd Sunnah about humans and their rights.

Item Type: Book
Additional Information: 3049/51785
Uncontrolled Keywords: harmonization, human rights, Islam
Subjects: K Law > KBP Islamic Law > KBP1 Islamic law.Shariah.Fiqh > KBP173.25 Islamic law and other disciplines or subjects
K Law > KBP Islamic Law > KBP1 Islamic law.Shariah.Fiqh > KBP470 Law reform. Criticism. Tanzim
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 Fiqh and Usul al-Fiqh
Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyyah of Laws > Department of Islamic Law
Depositing User: Prof. Sayed Sikandar Shah Haneef
Date Deposited: 25 Aug 2016 09:14
Last Modified: 25 Aug 2016 09:14
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/51785

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