By M. Cherif Bassiouni

This leading edge and significant publication applies classical Sunni Muslim felony and spiritual doctrine to modern concerns surrounding armed clash. In doing so it indicates that the shari'a and Islamic legislation usually are not in simple terms appropriate with modern overseas human rights legislations and overseas humanitarian legislations norms, yet are acceptable to be used in Muslim societies. via grounding modern post-conflict procedures and methods in classical Muslim criminal and spiritual doctrine, it turns into extra obtainable to Muslim societies who're searching for applicable felony mechanisms to accommodate the aftermath of armed clash. This booklet uniquely provides a critique of the violent practices of up to date Muslims and Muslim clerics who help those practices. It rebuts Islamophobes within the West that discredit Islam at the foundation of the abhorrent practices of a few Muslims, and hopes to minimize tensions among Western and Islamic civilizations through bettering universal realizing of the issues.

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