An-Na'im, A. (2013) ‘Human Rights, Universality and Sovereignty: the Irrelevance and Relevance of Sharia’, Global Policy, Vol. 4, No. 4, pp. 411–412. DOI: 10.1111/1758-5899.12088.
Special Section Article
Sharia and Human Rights: Hemeneutics and the Risks of State-centrism
Article first published online: 12 NOV 2013
© 2013 University of Durham and John Wiley & Sons, Ltd
Volume 4, Issue 4, pages 411–412, November 2013
How to Cite
Melidoro, D. (2013), Sharia and Human Rights: Hemeneutics and the Risks of State-centrism. Global Policy, 4: 411–412. doi: 10.1111/1758-5899.12087
- Issue published online: 12 NOV 2013
- Article first published online: 12 NOV 2013
Written texts, and Islamic scriptures are no exception, can be read in almost infinite ways if, beyond the context, there are no moral and political principles guiding and constraining the interpretation. An-Na'im adds that ‘the proponents of each interpretation will seek to win the support of the community through the use of what they believe to be Islamic concepts and arguments that are most convincing in the community they seek to transform’.