September 5, 2018
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The Islamic Tradition and the Human Rights Discourse is a collection of thought provoking articles that aim to elevate the conversation on Islam and human rights beyond the confines of "compatibility." The report, compiled and edited by Dr. H.A. Hellyer, nonresident senior fellow at the Atlantic Council’s Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East, sheds light on new methods for the exploration and engagement of the Islamic tradition and the rights discourse, featuring theoretical and practical accounts by Muslim scholars, academics, and human rights practitioners.


PDFs By Chapter: 
  1. Foreword: The Islamic Tradition, the Human Rights Discourse, and Rejuvenation: Towards an Islamic Notion of Twenty-First Century Ethics
  2. Introduction: The Islamic Tradition and the Human Rights Discourse
  3. Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Islamic Happiness: Islam and Human Rights
  4. Human Rights from an Islamic Perspective: A Response to the Crisis of Christian Humanism from Modernism through Post-Modernism
  5. Healing the Rupture between “Islamic” and “Western” Human Rights
  6. Islam and the Middle Way: Towards a Constructive Engagement with the Human Rights Discourse
  7. Rights in Islamic Legal Works
  8. Adamiyyah (Humanity) and ‘Ismah (Inviolability): Humanity as the Ground for Universal Human Rights in Islamic Law
  9. Gender and Women’s Rights in Islam 
  10. Islam, Healthcare Ethics, and Human Rights
  11. Human Rights in the Malay World
  12. Islam, Muslims, and Religious Freedom in Europe: A Test of Faith
  13. Q & A: The Rise of Islamophobia
  14. The Rise of the Alt-Right: Understanding the Sociocultural Effects of Mainstreaming Anti-Muslim Sentiment

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