Human Rights and Islamic Law

  • Farrukh B. Hakeem
  • M. R. Haberfeld
  • Arvind Verma


Human rights and Islam are not incompatible. This chapter looks at the concept of power and its management in society. It examines the distribution and management of power, and the systems to correct the abuse of power in Muslim societies. After an examination of the International Bill of Human Rights, some of the mechanisms for incorporation of Human Rights through the doctrine of maslahah are examined.


Human Dignity Muslim Community Muslim World Justificatory Principle Muslim Society 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Farrukh B. Hakeem
    • 1
  • M. R. Haberfeld
    • 2
  • Arvind Verma
    • 3
  1. 1.Social SciencesShaw UniversityRaleighUSA
  2. 2.John Jay College of Criminal JusticeCity University of New YorkNew YorkUSA
  3. 3.Department of Criminal JusticeIndiana UniversityBloomingtonUSA

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