Islam and Human Rights: Tradition and Politics

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Contents
Prefacexi
Acknowledgmentsxxi
1 Comparisons of Rights Across Countries1
Obstacles to Comparison , 5
Cultural Relativism , 9
Muslim Positions on Human Rights , 11
2 International and Islamic Human Rights23
International Human Rights: Sources , 23
Islamic Human Rights: Sources , 24
Islamization Programs and Human Rights: An Overview, 30
A Review of Islamization Programs in Pakistan, Iran, and the Sudan, 34
3 International Human Rights: The Historical Background43
The Contribution of Western Civilization , 43
The Role of the United Nations , 44
The Role of Islamic Law , 45
The Premodern Islamic Heritage , 47
Western Ideas of Constitutionalism , 50
Muslim Ambivalence on Rights , 52
The Persistence of Traditional Priorities and Values , 57
4 Islamic Restrictions on Human Rights73
Permissible Qualifications of Rights and Freedoms , 73
Islamic Formulas Limiting Rights , 76
Restrictions in the Iranian Constitution , 78

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