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Islam and the challenge of human rights

Author: Abdulaziz Abdulhussein Sachedina
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, ©2009.
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In 1948, the General Assembly of the United Nations adopted and proclaimed the International Declaration of Human Rights, a document designed to hold both individuals and nations accountable for their treatment of fellow human beings-regardless of religious or cultural affiliations. Since then, debates surrounding the reach and scope of the Declaration have been lively and wide-ranging, with the compatibility of  Read more...
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Sachedina, Abdulaziz Abdulhussein, 1942-
Islam and the challenge of human rights.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2009
(DLC) 2009007220
(OCoLC)310224931
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Abdulaziz Abdulhussein Sachedina
ISBN: 9780199741694 0199741697
OCLC Number: 496125220
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 248 pages)
Contents: 1. The Clash of Universalisms: Religious and Secular in Human Rights; 2. The Nature of Islamic Juridical-Ethical Discourse; 3. Natural Law and Knowledge of Ethical Necessity; 4. The Dignity and Capacities of Women as Equal Bearers of Human Rights; 5. Individual and Society: Claims and Responsibilities; 6. Freedom of Religion and Conscience: The Foundation of a Pluralistic World Order; Notes; Select Bibliography; Index.
Responsibility: Abdulaziz Sachedina.

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In 1948, the General Assembly of the United Nations adopted and proclaimed the International Declaration of Human Rights, a document designed to hold both individuals and nations accountable for their treatment of fellow human beings-regardless of religious or cultural affiliations. Since then, debates surrounding the reach and scope of the Declaration have been lively and wide-ranging, with the compatibility of Islam and human rights emerging as a particularly thorny issue of international concern. The question has been addressed by Muslim rulers, conservatives, and extremists, as well as Wes.

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This is a courageous work informed by a sense of urgency and passion. * Philip Lewis, Muslim World Book Review *

 
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