Islamic Law and Universal Human Rights

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Table of Contents I. Introduction II. Islamic Law a. Background, principles, practice III. Universal Human Rights a. Definition, overview, acceptance IV. Argument V. Islamic Law in Accordance with Human Rights VI. Islamic Law in Collision with Human Rights VII. Conclusion VIII. Bibliography As we have gained access to more technology over the centuries, we have also gained access to more information. The more access to information that we are granted, the smaller our world gets. Currently, a teenager sitting on his couch in the United States can connect to the events occurring in the Ukraine without even leaving his home. With this rise in knowledge that has led to a more interconnected global community, new universal focuses have surfaced. The issue of human rights has proven itself to be at the core of these new focuses. Human rights as a global topic has been at the forefront of much of today’s diplomatic work, and specific citizens and regions of our world have drawn special attention when relating to this matter. One group that is of particular interest is the body of citizens practicing Islamic law. Numerous books, articles, and journals have recently been written on the topic of Islamic law and its relationship to universal human rights. These published works have also contributed to the interest and have brought further awareness on the subject. The problem that many of these authors and citizens around the world see with this subject is that there are areas in which the practice and Islamic law itself are in clear violation of human rights. However, complications within this issue can be found due to varying cultural lenses, portions of the law that coincide with human rights, and internat... ... middle of paper ...>. Osten Sacken, Thomas. "Is Female Genital Mutilation an Islamic Problem."Middle East Forum. The Middle East Forum, 2007. Web. 18 Apr. 2014. Robinson, B. A. "Islam: The Second Largest World Religion...and Growing." The Religion of Islam. Ontario Consultants on Religious Tolerance, 1995. Web. 18 Apr. 2014 John F. Kennedy: "Radio and Television Report to the American People on Civil Rights," June 11, 1963. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project. 18 Apr. 2014 "University of Minnesota Human Rights Library." University of Minnesota Human Rights Library. N.p., n.d. Web. 19 Apr. 2014. A Student of Darul-Uloom Al-Arabiyah Al-Islamiyah. "Hijaab - Women's Dress Code & Conduct." Hijaab - Women's Dress Code & Conduct. N.p., n.d. Web. 18 Apr. 2014.

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