Georgetown Uni., Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Talal Asad and Abdullahi An-Na'im
"Islam, Human Rights, and the Secular: A Conversation"
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Can one ground universal human rights in the Islamic tradition? How do secular notions of human rights -- and those derived from other religious traditions -- compare with Islamic perspectives? Does the secular and democratic state pose a threat to Islam? Or might it in fact provide the best possible guarantee of the rights of Muslim citizens?.