In Pursuit of Justice: The Jurisprudence of Human Rights in Islam

  Authors: Maher Hathout with Uzma Jamil, Gasser Hathout and Nayyar Ali Publisher: Muslim Public Affairs Council, 2006 ISBN 0-9774404-0-0 Book reviewed by Faroque Ahmad Khan This review is published in JIMA: Vol. 39, 2007, p.128-9. What is the relationship of Islam to the modern state? What value does fiqh (jurisprudence) created centuries back have… Continue reading In Pursuit of Justice: The Jurisprudence of Human Rights in Islam

Islam and the Challenge of Human Rights

Reviewed by Dr. Niaz A. Shah* Abdulaziz Sachedina has set himself the noble but challenging task of searching for a human rights system in the Islamic tradition, a system that would guarantee human dignity and which would not conflict with the 1948 United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Sachedina endeavors to go to the foundational… Continue reading Islam and the Challenge of Human Rights