May 26, 2024  
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog 
    
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog
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SOSC 7375 - The Ethics of Human Rights in Islamic Legal Theory


Credits: 3

Examines the principles surrounding the ethics of human rights in Islam legal theory and the ways the discourse of change in the law and context affects the ethics. Explores the principles governing human rights theories in the classical Islamic legal reasoning, the justifications for the various scholarly views, and the historical conditions that shaped them. Reviews the emergence of contemporary Muslim discussions about epistemological, methodological, and philosophical underpinnings that drive Muslim scholastic thinking on this issue and examines the reasons for the break of the modern condition from the scholastic tradition, followed by attempts to reformulate a new theory of human rights. Important to this exploration is an understanding of how violations in the preservation of human rights, gender justice, democracy, and economic structures by extremists represent a gulf between the theoretical ethical framework of Islam and its practice. May be applied to the following curricular field concentrations: human rights and social justice; gender studies; global studies (non-Western); American studies; humanities.



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