MuslimUPRo welcomes new OIC Secretary General

Dr. Iyad Amin Madani, the OIC’s new Secretary General, has issued a welcome and concise statement on human rights issues at a recent meeting of the OIC IPHRC (Independent Permanent Human Rights Commission). Noting the urgent need for a form of measurement of the distance between the Islamic model of human rights and local laws and practices of various UN member countries, he details a number of specific matters in which the United Nations Universal Declaration on Human Rights (UDHR) has gone well beyond Islamic limitations, even though most OIC countries take part in the UDHR. Continue reading

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Penderitaan Rohingya: Perlunya tindakan lebih berkesan

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Mesyuarat Peringkat Tertinggi Pertubuhan Negara-negara Asia Tenggara (ASEAN) ke-21 yang diadakan di Pnom Penh pada 18-19 November 2012 telah mezahirkan keazaman politik baru rantau ini dengan termeterainya Perisytiharan Hak Asasi Manusia (HAM) ASEAN atau ASEAN Human Rights Declaration (AHRD) yang melakar sejarah kewujudan rantau yang strategik ini.

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Kenyataan Media MuslimUPRo – Aye Maung Penjenayah Perang

4 Februari 2014 │ 4 Rabiul Akhir 1435

Lebih setahun yang lalu iaitu pada bulan Jun 2013, dua belas Pemenang Anugerah Keamanan Nobel – termasuk Ketua Biskop Desmond Tutu, Shirin Ebadi, Muhammad Yunus, Tawakkol Karman dan Jody Williams- telah menyeru penamatan segera keganasan terhadap orang Islam dan minoriti etnik lain di Myanmar. Continue reading

The Human Rights Tradition in Islam: A Book review by Murad Wilfried Hofmann

The Human Rights Tradition in Islam By Muddathir ‘Abd al-Rahim. Westport, USA: Praeger Publishers, 2005. Pp257. ISBN: 0275980456. Reviewed by Murad Wilfried Hofmann.

This book is the third of a series produced by Praeger on Human Rights in the world’s major religions, i.e in the Jewish, Christian, Islamic, Hindu and Buddhist traditions. Its Sudanese author, Dr. ‘Abd al-Rahim, since 1997 professor of political sciences and Islamic studies at the International Institute of Islamic Thought and Civilization (ISTAC) in Kuala Lumpur, is eminently suited for presenting this subject, given his first hand knowledge of both East and West and his previous diplomatic career.

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