Islam and human rights in practice: perspectives across the Ummah

Akbarzadeh, Shahram and MacQueen, Benjamin 2008, Islam and human rights in practice: perspectives across the Ummah, Taylor & Francis, Abingdon, England.

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Title Islam and human rights in practice: perspectives across the Ummah
Author(s) Akbarzadeh, Shahram
MacQueen, Benjamin
Editor(s) Akbarzadeh, Shahram
MacQueen, Benjamin
Publication date 2008
Series Routledge Advances in Middle East and Islamic Studies
Total pages 182p.
Publisher Taylor & Francis
Place of Publication Abingdon, England
Keyword(s) Islam
human rights
Ummah
Summary Questions over the compatibility of Islam and Human Rights have become a key area of debate in the perceived tensions between ‘Islam and the West’. In many ways, discussion over the stance of Islam in relation to such factors as gender rights, religious freedom, social and political freedoms, and other related issues represents a microcosm of the broader experience of how Muslim and ‘Western’ communities interact and relate. This volume seeks to engage with the various debates surrounding Islam and Human Rights, in particular, challenging assumptions of a ‘standard’ or ‘essential’ Muslim perspective on Human Rights. Through a survey of the experiences of Muslim communities across the globe (the ummah), this volume highlights the dynamic way Muslims understand and incorporate Human Rights into their personal, social and political experiences. From conceptual discussions on the issues of gender rights and religious freedom, to examining Muslim communities from South East Asia, Central Asia, the Middle East and North Africa, leading global experts bring forth key insights into the way in which Muslim communities live and experience Human Rights. The potential for deeper engagement with this issue is critical, as it opens possibilities for more profound understanding and tolerance.
ISBN 0203926757
9780203926758
Language eng
Field of Research 160803 Race and Ethnic Relations
Socio Economic Objective 940111 Ethnicity, Multiculturalism and Migrant Development and Welfare
HERDC Research category A7 Edited book
ERA Research output type X Not reportable
Copyright notice ©2008, Taylor & Francis
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