Islam and Human Rights: Tradition and Politics

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1
Excellent analyses of this problem can be found in the work of Bassam Tibi , The Crisis of Modern Islam. A Preindustrial Culture in the Scientific Technological Age, Judith von Sivers, trans. ( Salt Lake City: University of Utah Press, 1988), and Islam and the Cultural Accommodation of Social Change, Clare Krojzl, trans. ( Boulder, Colo.: Westview Press, 1990).
2
A useful survey of human rights groups that have recently emerged can be found in the articles assembled in MERIP Middle East Report, November- December 1987.
3
This attempts to summarize the comments in Alan Watson, Legal Transplants: An Approach to Comparative Law ( Edinburgh: Scottish Academic Press, 1974), 6-9.
4
The writings of Abdullahi An-Na'im, cited throughout this study, are important exceptions. His most recent work is Toward an Islamic Reformation: Civil Liberties, Human Rights and International Law ( Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 1990). Sami Aldeeb Abu Sahlieh's work is also significant. See his "Les Droits de l'homme et l'Islam", Revue general de droit international public 89 ( 1985), 625-716; "Liberté religieuse et apostasie dans l'Islam", Praxis juridique et religion 3 ( 1986), 43-76. Critical appraisals are also presented in Jack Donnelly, "Human Rights and Human Dignity: An Analytic Critique of Non-Western Conception of Human Rights", American Political Science Review 76 ( 1982), 306-16; Jack Donnelly, Universal Human Rights in Theory and Practice ( Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1989), 50-52; Lucie Pruvost, "Declaration Universelle des Droits de l'Homme dans l'Islam et Charte Internationale des Droits de l'Homme: Convergences-Divergences", IslamoChristiana 9 ( 1983), 141-57.
5
It is not coincidental that the people who tend to oppose open discussion of sensitive issues are largely not specialists in international law, for one sees that combined expertise in Islamic law and international law can provide the basis for undertaking critical comparative study of the two. A scholar of international law, Professor Abdullahi an-Na'im, formerly of Khartoum University Law School, is a rare scholar who dares to attempt to examine seriously the relationship between Islamic law and international law.
6
Edward Said, Orientalism ( London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1978).

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