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The connection among Islamic legislations and foreign human rights legislations has been the topic of substantial, and heated, debate in recent times. the standard start line has been to check one process by way of the factors of the opposite, asking is Islamic legislations 'compatible' with overseas human rights criteria, or vice versa. This strategy fast leads to acrimony and accusations of confusion. via protecting one set of norms on one other we fail to remember the deeply contextual nature of the way criminal ideas function in a society, and significant comparability and dialogue is impossible.
In this quantity, major specialists in Islamic legislation and foreign human rights legislations try and deepen the certainty of human rights and Islam, paving the best way for a extra significant debate. targeting primary parts of controversy, equivalent to freedom of speech and faith, gender equality, and minority rights, the authors learn the contextual nature of ways Islamic legislation and overseas human rights legislation are legitimately shaped, interpreted, and utilized inside of a group. They learn how those primary pursuits are well-known and guarded in the legislations, and what regulations are put on the freedoms linked to them.
By reading how every one procedure acknowledges and bounds primary freedoms, this quantity clears the floor for exploring the connection among Islamic legislation and overseas human rights legislations on a sounder footing. In doing so it deals a hard and specified contribution to the literature at the topic, and should be a useful reference for college kids, lecturers, and policy-makers engaged within the felony and spiritual debates surrounding Islam and the West.