eLearning Course: Human Rights in Islam

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Syllabus of the eLearning Course (Subject): Human Rights in Islam. Cairo Declaration.

  1. Introduction to Human Rights in Islam
  2. Cairo Declaration on Human Rights in Islam promulgated by the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC)
  3. Sources of the Cairo Declaration: The Sharia and the concept of “Islam, as a representative of Allah on earth.”
  4. Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UN) and Cairo Declaration

علان القاهرة لحقوق الإنسان في الإسلام

The eLearning Course (Subject) “Human Rights in Islam. Cairo Declaration” is part of the following Online Higher Education Programs (Bachelors, Master of Science, Doctorates) taught by EENI Business School & HA University:
  1. eLearning Masters of Science (MSc): International Business, Foreign Trade, Muslims Countries
  2. Doctorates: Religion and Business, Islamic Countries

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Description of the Course / Subject (Higher Education, e-learning): Human Rights in Islam

The “Universal Declaration of Human RightsUnited Nations (1948) has been very criticised by many Muslims especially from Sudan, Pakistan, Iran, and Saudi Arabia, because does not take into consideration the cultural, religious and historical reality, not only of Islam but all the non-Western countries, and therefore they classify it as a declaration of the West.

Some Muslims even believe that this declaration is not compatible with the Sharia.

Many people have described as a response of Islam to the West.

Therefore, in 1990, all the member countries of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation adopted the Cairo Declaration on Human Rights in Islam that is mainly based on the Sharia and the concept of “Islam as the representant of Allah on earth.”

“All human beings form one family whose members are united by submission to God and descent from Adam. All men are equal regarding basic human dignity and basic obligations and responsibilities, without any discrimination on the grounds of race, colour, language, sex, religious belief, political affiliation, social status or other considerations.”

The Cairo Declaration on Human Rights in Islam is a guide for all the aspects of life.

“Fundamental rights and universal freedoms in Islam are an integral part of Islam.”

The reference to the Sharia in the Cairo Declaration is continuous, in some cases, the rights of women are lower than men's, and based on the concept of the supremacy of Islam.

“All the rights and freedoms stipulated in this Declaration are subject to the Islamic Shari'ah.” (Article 24).

The family is the foundation of the society.

The woman is equal to man in human dignity.”

The non-Muslims living in the Muslim Countries with the implementation of all, or part, of the Sharia can considerer it as a cut of their fundamental freedoms.

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights can be considered as universal or as Western-Christian, and the Cairo Declaration as Muslim. There is not any Hinduism or Buddhist declaration.

However, it is clear that both declarations share common values.

The signatories of the Cairo Declaration on Human Rights in Islam were Albania, Algeria, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Benin, Brunei, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chad, the Comoros, Ivory Coast, Egypt, the Arab Emirates, Gabon, the Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, the Kyrgyz Republic, Lebanon, Libya, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Morocco, Malawi, Mozambique, Niger, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Palestinian Territories, Qatar, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sudan, Suriname, Syria, Tajikistan, Togo, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Uzbekistan, Yemen, and Djibouti.

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