The primary source of Islamic Law is derived from the Holy Qur'an and the Sunnah. The Hadith is a record of the practices and sayings of the Prophet Muhammad during his lifetime.The Fiqh is the substantive law as derived from the primary sources and Islamic law (‘Tashri’ al-Islami’), represents the efforts of a particular state to put these laws into legislative form. View various translations:
The AAOIFI is an Islamic international autonomous non-for-profit corporate body that prepares accounting, auditing, governance, ethics and Shari'a standards for Islamic financial institutions and industry.
Prof. Abdullah Saeed's book in partnership with the Australian Government provides an introduction to the religion of Islam and in particular how it is practiced in Australia. Free fulltext download link available.
The OIC is the second largest inter-governmental organization after the United Nations. It is the collective voice of the Muslim world, aiming to safeguard and protect Muslim interests and promote international harmony.
Is there a basis for human rights in Islam? Beginning with an exploration of what rights are and how the human rights discourse developed, Abdullah Saeed explores the resources that exist within Islamic tradition in support of human rights. He identifies those that are compatible with international human rights law and can be garnered to promote and protect human rights in Muslim-majority states. Relying on significant texts in the Qur'an and hadith, early juristic discourses and modern Islamic scholarship, Saeed explains the compatibilities and incompatibilities between Islamic law and international human rights law. He also deals separately with a number of specific rights that are usually considered somewhat incompatible with Islamic law, such as the rights of women and children, freedom of expression and religion and jihad and the laws of war. Each chapter also contains a case to allow readers to look more closely at issues of relevance.Human Rights and Islam emphasises the need for Muslims to rethink problematic areas of Islamic thought that are difficult to reconcile with contemporary conceptions of human rights. Students of Islamic law, human rights and Islam in the modern period will appreciate this challenging but accessible look at an important topic.