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Islam and the Challenge of Human Rights
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Islam and the Challenge of Human Rights

Abdulaziz Sachedina

Abstract

Whether Islam is compatible with human rights in general, and with the Declaration of Human Rights in particular, has been both a Muslim issue and a concern of the international community. Muslim rulers, Western analysts and policymakers, and Muslim extremists as well as conservative Muslims, have often agreed for diverse reasons that Islam and human rights cannot co-exist. This book argues for the essential compatibility of Islam and human rights. It offers a critique of leading Western experts who ignore or marginalize the relationship of religion to human rights. At the same time, the book ... More

Keywords: Islam, human rights, Muslims, religion, secular, Islamic history

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780195388428
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195388428.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Abdulaziz Sachedina, author
University of Virginia
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