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Citizenship and Accountability of Government An Islamic Perspective

This book will be helpful in following areas:

* Legal textbook
* Essential for comparative law, especially in the area of Human Rights
* Essential to departments of Political Studies
* Will be of interest to readers following and shaping the developing political situation in the Middle East.

Citizenship and Accountability of Government: An Islamic Perspective is the final volume in Prof. M. H. Kamali's series on fundamental rights and liberties in Islam. It includes discussions of: 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-?arb (abode of war) and the dar al-?ahd (abode of treaty); theummah 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; the foundation of institutions of accountability. In addition to the topics of citizenship and accountability of government, this volume contains a discussion of freedom of movement in Islam which is the last of the fundamental rights in Prof. M. H. Kamali’s series.

Contents:
Chapter One: Freedom of Movement: An Islamic Perspective
Chapter Two: Citizenship
Chapter Three: Accountability of Government
Bibliography, Index

About Dr. Mohammad Hashim Kamali

Dr Mohammad Hashim Kamali is Professor of Law at the International Islamic University Malaysia where he has been teaching Islamic law and jurisprudence since 1985. Among his other works are: Islamic Commercial Law, Freedom of Expression in Islam, The Dignity of Man: An Islamic Perspective, and Freedom, Equality and Justice in Islam. He is also the


Publisher: Islamic Text Society
Author: Muhammad Hashim Kamali
Pages: 331


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