Wednesday, 17 December 2014 10:32

Islam and rights

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DRAWING comparisons should be underlined by a balance of commonalities and contrasts, but in the case before us, Islam and human rights are often seen to be too different to recognise and accommodate one another. Yet, the commonalities between them are undoubtedly predominant: Islam upholds human dignity, justice, the rule of law, basic rights and liberties, and an egalitarian social order. The juristic and scholastic articulations of Islam bear the influences of history and time, which may not be integral to its essence and must, therefore, remain open to evolution and reform................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.