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Author Na‘m, ‘Abd Allh Amad, 1946-

Title Muslims and global justice / Abdullahi Ahmed An-Na‘im

Publ Info Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, [2011]
 CCRI-Lincoln  KBP2460 .N353 2011    AVAILABLE
 RWU Main Library  KBP2460 .N353 2011    AVAILABLE
Descript vi, 374 pages ; 24 cm
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Series Pennsylvania studies in human rights
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents Islamic ambivalence to political violence: Islamic law and international terrorism -- Problems of universal cultural legitimacy for human rights -- Toward a cross-cultural approach to defining international standards of human rights: the meaning of cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment -- State responsibility under international human rights law to change religious and customary laws -- Islamic foundations of religious human rights -- Cultural transformation and normative consensus of the best interest of the child -- Toward an Islamic hermeneutics for human rights -- Competing claims to religious freedom and communal self-determination in Africa -- Globalization and jurisprudence: an Islamic perspective -- The politics of religion and the morality of globalization -- Global citizenship and human rights: from Muslims in Europe to European Muslims
Note Over the course of his distinguished career, legal scholar Abdullahi Ahmed An-Na'im has sought to reconcile his identity as a Muslim with his commitment to universal human rights. In "Muslims and Global Justice," he advances the theme of global justice from an Islamic perspective, critically examining the role that Muslims must play in the development of a pragmatic, rights-based framework for justice. An-Na'im opens this collection of essays with a chapter on Islamic ambivalence toward political violence, showing how Muslims have grappled with this problem since long before the 9/11 attacks. Other essays highlight the need to improve the cultural legitimacy of human rights in the Muslim world. As An-Na'im argues, in order for a commitment to human rights to become truly universal, we must learn to accommodate a range of different reasons for belief in those rights. In addition, the author contends, building an effective human rights framework for global justice requires that we move toward a people-centered approach to rights. Such an approach would value foremost empowering local actors as a way of negotiating the paradox of a human rights system that relies on self-regulation by the state. Encompassing over two decades of An-Na'im's work on these critical issues, "Muslims and Global Justice" provides a much-needed theoretical approach to the challenge of realizing global justice in a world of profound religious and cultural difference
LC subject Civil rights (Islamic law)
Human rights -- Religious aspects -- Islam
Law and globalization
Globalization -- Religious aspects -- Islam
ISBN 9780812242867 (cloth : alk. paper)
0812242866 (cloth : alk. paper)