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International legal personality of Prophet Muḥammad (pbuh)

Mohd Kamal, Mohd. Hisham (2017) International legal personality of Prophet Muḥammad (pbuh). IIUM Law Journal, 25 (2). pp. 161-178. ISSN 0128-2530 E-ISSN 2289-7852

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An international legal person is a subject of international law who enjoys rights, duties or powers in international law and the capacity to act on the international plane. Under modern international law, States are international persons, whereas private individuals are not. This article discusses whether Prophet Muḥammad (pbuh) of the religion of Islam was an international legal person. Evidence shows that his correspondences with other States and nations were in his name “Muḥammad ibn ‘Abdullāh” or “Muḥammad the Messenger of Allah,” and not as the head of the City-State of Medina. Was he recognised as such by the international community at that time? This work finds that Prophet Muḥammad (pbuh) was accepted by the international community during his time as an international legal person. His personality was due to his unique position as a prophet.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 1865/61243
Uncontrolled Keywords: international legal personality, Prophet Muḥammad (pbuh), Islamic international relations, international acts
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc > BP1 Islam > BP70 Biography > BP74 Muhammad, d. 632
K Law > KBP Islamic Law
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyyah of Laws > Department of Islamic Law
Depositing User: Dr. Mohd Hisham Mohd Kamal
Date Deposited: 04 Jan 2018 10:16
Last Modified: 27 Aug 2019 16:59
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/61243

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