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In 1948, the overall meeting of the United international locations followed and proclaimed the foreign statement of Human Rights, a rfile designed to carry either contributors and international locations responsible for their remedy of fellow humans, despite non secular or cultural affiliations. when you consider that then, the compatibility of Islam and human rights has emerged as a very thorny factor of foreign challenge, and has been addressed via Muslim rulers, conservatives, and extremists, in addition to Western analysts and policymakers; all have in general agreed that Islamic theology and human rights can't coexist.

Abdulaziz Sachedina rejects this casual consensus, arguing as an alternative for the basic compatibility of Islam and human rights. He deals a balanced and incisive critique of Western specialists who've overlooked or underplayed the significance of faith to the advance of human rights, contending that any concept of common rights unavoidably emerges out of specific cultural contexts. even as, he re-examines the juridical and theological traditions that shape the root of conservative Muslim objections to human rights, arguing that Islam, like every tradition, is open to improvement and alter. ultimately, and most significantly, Sachedina articulates a clean place that argues for a correspondence among Islam and secular notions of human rights.

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