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Sunday, 18 October 2009 11:57

Limits of power in Islam

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limitSignificant limits on the arbitrary exercise of political power exist in the Islamic system of governance, supplied mostly by the Shari'ah. A degree of discretionary power is exercised under the doctrine of Shari'ah oriented policy. The Islamic system of governance advocates limited sovereignty and values the rule of law, human rights and civil liberties, justice, respect for religious diversity, accountability, and the promotion of public interest. These values are specific manifestations of the general objectives of Islamic law, such as the Islamic concept of trust as the basis of government, the pursuit of the public interest, and public education.... Download the full article in pdf attachment (below)
Mohammad Hashim Kamali

Professor Dato' Dr. Mohammad Hashim Kamali is founding CEO of the International Institute of Advanced Islamic Studies (IAIS) Malaysia.