Human Rights and Intellectual Islam

Book Section (Chapter)

It surveys six areas of conflict between sharia and human rights norms: (1) inequality between Muslims and non-Muslims, (2) inequality between men and women, (3) inequality between slaves and free human beings, (4) inequality between commoners and jurists in public affairs, (5) freedom of conscience and religion versus punishments for apostasy, and (6) extra-judicial punishments, violent punishments, and torture. He demonstrates in detail how numerous precepts of Islamic jurisprudence (fiqh) conflict with international human rights norms. The second part in a slightly abridged form, discusses the scope and methodologies for resolving these conflicts.

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Kadivar, M

Cited Editors

  • Vogt, K; Larsen, L; Moe, C

Published Date

  • February 2011

Book Title

  • New Directions in Islamic Thought: Exploring Reform and Muslim Tradition


  • 4

Start / End Page

  • 47 - 74

Published By

Place of Publication

  • London

International Standard Book Number 10 (ISBN-10)

  • 0857731653

International Standard Book Number 13 (ISBN-13)

  • 9780857731654