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The Resource Human rights and Islam : an introduction to key debates between Islamic law and international human rights law, Abdullah Saeed (Sultan of Oman Professor of Arab and Islamic Studies, University of Melbourne & Advisor to SRP program, Nanyang Technological University, Australia)

Human rights and Islam : an introduction to key debates between Islamic law and international human rights law, Abdullah Saeed (Sultan of Oman Professor of Arab and Islamic Studies, University of Melbourne & Advisor to SRP program, Nanyang Technological University, Australia)

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Human rights and Islam : an introduction to key debates between Islamic law and international human rights law
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Human rights and Islam
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an introduction to key debates between Islamic law and international human rights law
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Abdullah Saeed (Sultan of Oman Professor of Arab and Islamic Studies, University of Melbourne & Advisor to SRP program, Nanyang Technological University, Australia)
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Is there a basis for human rights in Islam? Beginning with an exploration of what rights are and how the human rights discourse developed, Abdullah Saeed explores the resources that exist within Islamic tradition in support of human rights. He identifies those that are compatible with international human rights law and can be garnered to promote and protect human rights in Muslim-majority states. Relying on significant texts in the Qur'an and hadith, early juristic discourses and modern Islamic scholarship, Saeed explains the compatibilities and incompatibilities between Islamic law and international human rights law. He also deals separately with a number of specific rights that are usually considered somewhat incompatible with Islamic law, such as the rights of women and children, freedom of expression and religion and jihad and the laws of war. Each chapter also contains a case to allow readers to look more closely at issues of relevance. Human Rights and Islam emphasises the need for Muslims to rethink problematic areas of Islamic thought that are difficult to reconcile with contemporary conceptions of human rights. Students of Islamic law, human rights and Islam in the modern period will appreciate this challenging but accessible look at an important topic. Is there a basis for human rights in Islam? Beginning with an exploration of what rights are and how the human rights discourse developed, Abdullah Saeed explores the resources that exist within Islamic tradition in support of human rights. He identifies those that are compatible with international human rights law and can be garnered to promote and protect human rights in Muslim-majority states. Relying on significant texts in the Qur'an and hadith, early juristic discourses and modern Islamic scholarship, Saeed explains the compatibilities and incompatibilities between Islamic law and international human rights law. He also deals separately with a number of specific rights that are usually considered somewhat incompatible with Islamic law, such as the rights of women and children, freedom of expression and religion and jihad and the laws of war. Each chapter also contains a case to allow readers to look more closely at issues of relevance. Human Rights and Islam emphasises the need for Muslims to rethink problematic areas of Islamic thought that are difficult to reconcile with contemporary conceptions of human rights. Students of Islamic law, human rights and Islam in the modern period will appreciate this challenging but accessible look at an important topic
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Saeed, Abdullah
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index present
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KBP144
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.S24 2018
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non fiction
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  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Edward Elgar Publishing
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Elgar studies in human rights
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  • Islamic law
  • International law and human rights
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Human rights and Islam : an introduction to key debates between Islamic law and international human rights law, Abdullah Saeed (Sultan of Oman Professor of Arab and Islamic Studies, University of Melbourne & Advisor to SRP program, Nanyang Technological University, Australia)
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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Contents
Contents: Introduction -- 1. Human rights and Islamic legal sources -- 2. Development of human rights and some basic conceptions -- 3. Islamic human rights instruments -- 4. Human rights and the idea of 'clash of civilisations' -- 5. Islam and the state -- 6. Religion, the state, and human rights -- 7. Islam, human rights, and women -- 8. The rights of the child -- 9. Freedom of expression -- 10. Islam and religious freedom -- 11. Human rights and war -- 12. Conclusion -- Bibliography -- Index
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1 online resource (288 pages)
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9781784716585
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Human rights and Islam : an introduction to key debates between Islamic law and international human rights law, Abdullah Saeed (Sultan of Oman Professor of Arab and Islamic Studies, University of Melbourne & Advisor to SRP program, Nanyang Technological University, Australia)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Contents: Introduction -- 1. Human rights and Islamic legal sources -- 2. Development of human rights and some basic conceptions -- 3. Islamic human rights instruments -- 4. Human rights and the idea of 'clash of civilisations' -- 5. Islam and the state -- 6. Religion, the state, and human rights -- 7. Islam, human rights, and women -- 8. The rights of the child -- 9. Freedom of expression -- 10. Islam and religious freedom -- 11. Human rights and war -- 12. Conclusion -- Bibliography -- Index
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unknown
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1 online resource (288 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Temp Access
Isbn
9781784716585
Isbn Type
(e-book)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote

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