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Public Freedoms in the Islamic State

Rached Ghannouchi


The author of this book has long been known as a reformist or moderate Islamist thinker. In this book he argues that the Universal Declaration of Human Rights—in its broad outlines—meets with wide acceptance among Muslims if their interpretation of Islamic law is correct. Under his theory of the purposes of Shariʻa, justice and human welfare are not exclusive to Islamic governance, and the objectives of Islamic law can be advanced in multiple ways. The book examines the Western concept of freedom and the Islamic perspective on freedom and human rights, basic democratic principles, the basic pr ... More

Keywords: Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Muslims, Islamic law, Shariʻa, justice, Islamic governance, moderate Islamist thinker

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780300211528
Published to Yale Scholarship Online: September 2020 DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300211528.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Rached Ghannouchi, author