“Shari’a and Human Rights from an Enlightened, Islamic Perspective,” By Paola Bernardini

Posted on November 29th, 2010 | Filed under Best Practices/Non-Profit, In Print: New Books, InterViews, On Campus

"SHARI’A AND HUMAN RIGHTS FROM AN ENLIGHTENED, ISLAMIC PERSPECTIVE: A Conversation with Professor Abdullahi Ahmed An-Na’im," By Dr. Paola Bernardini

Dr. Paola Bernardini is Russell Berrie Fellow in Interreligious Studies at the he John Paul II Center for Interreligious Dialogue, St. Thomas Aquinas University (Angelicum), Rome.

Abdullahi Ahmed An-Na'im, Charles Howard Candler Professor of Law at Emory Law School, is an internationally recognized scholar of Islam and human rights. Born in Sudan, he moved to the US when his teacher, Mahmoud Mohammed Taha, was put too death by the Regime of the Sudanese President Gaafar Nimeiry. His most prominent publications include Islam and the Secular State: Negotiating the Future of Shari’ a (Harvard University Press, 2008); African Constitutionalism and the contingent role of Islam (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2004) and Towards an Islamic Reformation: Civic Liberties, Human Rights and International Law (Syracuse University Press, 1990).

Click here to read Dr. Bernardini's interView with Abdullahi Ahmed An-Na'im on Shari'a, philosophy, and the contemporary world.

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