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Islam and Human Rights - Advocacy for Social Change in Local Contexts
Islam and Human Rights - Advocacy for Social Change in Local Contexts

Islam and Human Rights - Advocacy for Social Change in Local Contexts

by Mashood A Baderin

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Language

English

Publisher

Global Media

ISBN

818886918X - Year: 2006 - Pages: 476

Binding

Hardcover

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Author: Mashood A Baderin
Lynn Welchman/Mahmood Monshipouri
Translator(s)/Editor: Shadi Mokhtari
Publisher: Global Media
Year: 2006
Language: English
Pages: 476
ISBN/UPC (if available): 818886918X

Description

Islam and Human Rights: Advocacy for Social Change in Local Contexts reflects the outcome of the Islam and Human rights Fellowship Program, a three-year project at Emory University School of Law, Atlanta, USA. The Program brought ten scholars and activists together to explore the relationship between human rights and Islam, with the objective of helping people within Islamic societies promote and protect human rights from an Islamic perspective.

The book begins with a Foreword by Prof. Abdullahi an-Na’im, Director of Program, which explicates the idea and approach of the program and the ten studies. The articles in the collection are divided into three categories. Gender Justice, Sexuality, and Health Rights includes articles on: Islamic perspective. The book begins with a Foreword by Prof. Abdullahi An-Na’im, Director of Program, which explicates the idea and approach of the program and the ten studies. The articles in the collection are divided into three categories. Gender Justice, Sexuality, and Health Rights includes articles on: Islam and women’s rights in Senegal; slam and gender justice in Philippines; and domestic violence in Indonesia.

The category of Civil and Economic Rights consists of articles on: Shari’ah in Northern Nigeria; constitutional and human rights perspectives on Islam in Malaysia; rights of slum dwellers in Morocco; and rights violations of the Al-Akhdam ethnic minority in Yemen. The category of Commentary on Islam and Human Rights includes: an evaluation of a rights paradigm beyond secularism and Islamism for Nigeria; and an examination of human rights in Islam between universalistic and communalistic perspectives. An articles on promoting human rights education through the Islamic Law curriculum in a university in Yogyakarta, Indonesia represents the final category of Human Rights Education in an Islamic Context.

This book marks an innovative and original contribution to the discourses of human rights theory, practice, and advocacy; Islamic law; Islamic studies; women’s rights, gender studies; and fieldwork methodology. It is an invaluable resource for scholars, rights activists and advocates, NGOs, policymakers, and anyone with an interest in issues of Islam and human rights.

Contents

FOREWORD

GENDER JUSTICE, SEXUALITY, AND HEALTH RIGHTS
Islam and Women’s Sexual Health and Rights in Senegal
Islam, women and Gender Justice: A Discourse on the Traditional Islamic Practices among the Tausug in Southern Philippines
Domestic Violence in Indonesia

CIVIL AND ECONOMIC RIGHTS
Extension of Shari’ab in Northern Nigeria: Human rights Implications for Non-Muslim Minorities
Islam in Malaysia: Constitutional and Human Rights Perspectives
Walls Hit Me: Urbanites on the Margin
The Accursed Minority: the Ethno-Cultural Persecution of Al-Akhdam in the Republic of Yemen: A Documentary and Advocacy Project

COMMENTARY ON ISLAM AND HUMAN RIGHTS
Nigeria Beyond Secularism and Islamism: a Reconsidered Rights
Nigeria Beyond Secularism and Islamism: Fashioning a Reconsidered Rights
Paradigm for a Democratic Multicultural society
Sociology of rights: I am Therefore I Have Rights: Human Rights in Islam between Universalistic and Communalistic Perspectives

HUMAN RIGHTS EDUCATION IN AN ISLAMIC CONTEXT
Mainstreaming Human Rights in the Curriculum of the Faculty of Islamic law

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