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Dignity of Man : An Islamic Perspective - Mohammad Hashim Kamali

Dignity of Man

An Islamic Perspective

Paperback Published: 27th February 2013
ISBN: 9781903682005
Number Of Pages: 134

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The Dignity of Man: An Islamic Perspective provides the most detailed study to date on the subject of the dignity of man from the perspective of Islam. M H Kamali sets out the proclamations on human dignity found in the Qur'an and then discusses topics pertaining to or resulting from human dignity: the physical and spiritual nobility of man; God's love for humanity; the sanctity of life; and the necessity for freedom, equality and accountability. Finally, the author examines the measures that the Shariah has taken to protect human dignity and to promote it in social interaction. The discussion is here presented in the light of the debate on the universality of human rights as enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. This book goes a long way towards exploring an alternative to Western concepts of human rights. The Dignity of Man: An Islamic Perspective is part of a series of studies on fundamental rights and liberties in Islam and should be read with its companion volumes of Freedom, Equality and Justice in Islam, and Freedom of Expression in Islam.

A Selection from the Table of Contents; 1.The Qur'anic View of Human Dignity; 2. Fraternity of Man; 4. God's Love for Humanity; 5.Right to Personal Safety; 6. Dignity and Just Character ('Adala); 8. Dignity and Freedom; 12. Personal Privacy; 14. Social Decorum; 16. Dignity and the Objectives (Maqasid) of the Shari'a; 17. Dignity and the Issue of Basic Human Needs.

ISBN: 9781903682005
ISBN-10: 1903682002
Series: Fundamental Rights and Liberties in Islam
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 134
Published: 27th February 2013
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.52 x 15.75  x 0.84
Weight (kg): 0.21
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised

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