Author: Mohammed Hashim Kamali (Author)
Publisher: Islamic Texts Society (August 1; 2011)
Pages: 332 Binding: Paperback
Description from the publisher:
Offering insight into the Islamic perspective; this volume covers two subjects that have never before been discussed as separate topics in Islamic jurisprudenceâ€”citizenship and the accountability of government. Tracing the origins of the two concepts in the Qur'an; the Sunnah of the Prophet; and the practice of the first four caliphs; it follows their integration under different branches and explores the rights and obligations of Muslims in Islamic law; applying these to the modern world. Topics include: the definitions of citizenship; the rights of citizens; the duties of citizens; citizenship laws; the concepts of dar al-Islam (abode of Islam); dar al-harb (abode of war) and the dar al-'ahd (abode of treaty); the ummah and the nation-state; government as a trust; the selection of officials; the relationship between authority and citizens; corruption and the misuse of public funds; despotism and dynastic misrule; the right of complaint; the limits of obedience; impeachment of officials and heads of state; and the foundation of institutions of accountability.
'The best thing of its kind I have ever seen . . . exactly the kind of thing I have wanted for years to put into the hands of students.' â€”Charles Adams; professor; McGill University; on Principles of Islamic Jurisprudence
About the Author
Mohammed Hashim Kamali is chairman of the International Institute of Islamic Studies in Kuala Lumpur; Malaysia; and the author of Principles of Islamic Jurisprudence; Islamic Commercial Law; and The Right to Life; Security; Privacy; and Ownership in Islam. He is a former law professor at the International Islamic University Malaysia; where he taught for more than 20 years.