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Contemporary Muslims and human rights discourse

Umar Ahmad Kasule

Contemporary Muslims and human rights discourse

a critical assessment

by Umar Ahmad Kasule

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Published by IIUM Press in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [303]-317) and index.

StatementKasule Umar Ahmad.
The Physical Object
Paginationxii, 322 p. ;
Number of Pages322
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24125737M
ISBN 109789833855841
LC Control Number2010337114
OCLC/WorldCa505396307

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Additional Physical Format: Online version: Kasule, Umar Ahmad. Contemporary Muslims and human rights discourse. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: IIUM Press,   (ibid. ) At least some forms of overcoding are directly influenced by the same Enlightenment framework from which contemporary rights discourse emerges; the same strict, taxonomic thinking that.

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Islam and Human Rights belongs in the library of any scholar seriously interested in its important topics. Highly recommended." —Choice "A unique contribution to the discourse and practice of human rights.” —Reza Afshari, Pace University "A winning reference for any discussion on Islam and human rights issues.” —The Midwest Book ReviewCited by:   Moyn asserts that a key substantive aspect of contemporary human rights is the severing of rights from the nation-state: “[T]he central event in human rights history is the recasting of rights as entitlements that might contradict the sovereign nation-state from above and outside rather than serve as its foundation.” 67 It is on this basis.

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A number of rights are given specific focus, including the rights of women and children, freedom of expression and religion, as well as jihad and the laws of war. 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.

The readings provided in this section examine the profound tension between the competing paradigms of universal human rights and cultural/religious relativism and Islamic law and secularism; for instance, Mayer contends that contemporary endorsement of international human rights by Muslims is more apparent than real, because all human.Such distinctions remain relevant in contemporary Islamist discourse as well, with rights conceived as being based on religious identity rather than a system of universal human rights.Contemporary Issues in Islam Asma Afsaruddin.

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