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Human Rights and Reformist Islam

Mohsen Kadivar

Abstract

Human Rights and Reformist Islam critiques traditional Islamic approaches to the question of compatibility between human rights and Islam and argues instead for their reconciliation from the perspective of a reformist Islam. The book focuses on six controversial case studies: religious discrimination; gender discrimination; slavery; freedom of religion; punishment of apostasy; and arbitrary or harsh punishments. Explaining the strengths of structural ijtihad, Mohsen Kadivar’s approach is based on the rational classification of Islamic teachings as temporal or permanent on the one hand, and fou ... More

Keywords: reformist Islam, human rights, slavery, religious discrimination, gender discrimination, freedom of religion, apostasy, harsh punishments, justice, reasonableness

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781474449304
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2021 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474449304.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Mohsen Kadivar, author
Duke University

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