March 14, 2003
A Muslim perspective on human rightsA glance at the winter issue of CrossCurrents: A Muslim perspective on human rights
Current Muslim contributions to Western human-rights discussions are inadequate, and a "radical restructuring" of Islamic human-rights discourse is necessary, writes Imam Zaid Shakir, spiritual leader of the Masjid al-Islam mosque in New Haven, Conn., and a spiritual adviser to Muslim students at Yale University.
Imam Shakir argues that because "there is no exact equivalent for the English
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