"Islam and the Challenge of Human Rights
is a reverent, insightful, and truly critical work by Abdulaziz Sachedina, who is the leading Islamic theorist writing in English today. This book is must reading for Muslims who want to be full participants in western moral and political discourse, for Jews and Christians who want voices from the third great monotheistic religion of revelation to become part of their dialogical interaction, and even for secular people who want to engage religious voices in moral and political discourse that is truly inclusive." --David Novak, J. Richard and Dorothy Shiff Professor of Jewish Studies, University of Toronto
"A searching investigation questioning the dilemmas facing Muslim thinkers with respect to human rights and a critique of the Western configuration of human rights as universal. Sachedina explores the possibility of an inclusive doctrine of human rights and he does so with passion and sensitivity. This book deepens our appreciation of human rights and also opens new frontiers of inquiry." --Ebrahim Moosa, Associate Professor of Islamic Studies, Duke University
"Sacedina's book is an excellent and stimulating contribution to the scholarship on the relationship between Islam and human rights and on developing and Islamic human rights system."--Niaz A. Shah, School of Law, University of Hull
"In the current cultural climate with all of its noise and ignorant posturing about Islam and Muslims, Sachedina's voice is invaluable. This work sets forth and begins to make good on an important and timely agenda within Islamic thought; hopefully future work will develop the agenda further."--The Journal of Religion
About the Author
is Professor and Endowed IIIT Chair in Islamic Studies at George Mason University.