The Rights of God: Islam, Human Rights, and Comparative Ethics

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INDEX
‘Abduh, Muhammad, 41, 47-48
Abu Bakr, 39
Afghani, 47, 49-50
al-Din, Salah, 99
Algerian colonization: rejection of inoculations and radio by population, 137n26; resistance movement, 40, 124n12
al-Ghazali, Muhammad, 47
‘Ali, 38-39
almsgiving. See zakat.
Amin, Qasim, 47-48
Apel, Karl-Otto, 19
Appiah, K. Anthony, 22-23
Ash’arites, 73, 126n25
assembly, freedom of, 33
Azad, Abul Kalam, 44
Böhler, Dietrich, 19
Britain: rule of India, 42–44
capabilities approach to human rights (Nussbaum), 33
capitalist societies and freedom of conscience (Qutb), 89
caste system, tolerance of (Maududi), 95
Central Intelligence Agency actions in Iran, 51
Christianity: and freedom of conscience, 89, 132n1; persecution during Inquisition, 99; religious toleration, salvation outside of church, 104-5; toleration of, 100, 139n43
class tolerance. See toleration and its limits
collaboration between rulers and ruled (Qutb), 60-62
colonialism. See Western colonial influence
Communism: and freedom of conscience, 89
comparative religious ethics, 2-5; crosscultural resemblances of ideas (Yearley), 4-5; dialogical approach, 2-3, 10-11; dialogical process (Yearley), 5
conscience, freedom of. See freedom of conscience
consensus achieved in conversation (Habermas), 18-19
conversations about human rights and Islam. See dialogue
correlative duties of rights, 25-27, 29
democracy, 55-73; collaboration between rulers and ruled (Qutb), 60-62; conservative traditionalist vs. liberal intellectual ideologies, 68; definition of, 55, 63; economic development, effect on, 63-64, 130n31; and economic justice (Qutb), 59-60; freedom of speech in (Soroush), 64-65; Islam as practice and as religion, 69-70; Islamic thinkers’ beliefs in, 28; just rulers (Qutb), 61-62; material subsistence, necessity of, 60, 63-64, 67-69; Maududi’s vision, 56-58, 128n4; and morality of Muslims (Maududi), 57-58; plural forms of reasoning, religious and nonreligious (Soroush), 65-66; Qutb’s writings, 58-62; and rationality (Soroush), 65, 70-71; religious

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  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Acknowledgments vii
  • Introduction 1
  • 1 - Conversations about Human Rights and Islam 12
  • 2 - Maududi, Qutb, and Soroush: Humanity and History 36
  • 3 - Envisioning Islamic Democracies 55
  • 4 - The Free Conscience [No Compulsion in Religion] 74
  • 5 - Toleration … and Its Limits 93
  • Conclusion - Advancing Human Rights Dialogue 112
  • Notes 119
  • Glossary of Foreign Words and Phrases 142
  • Bibliography 144
  • Index 150
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