Muslim Clerics and Leadership in Human Rights Education in Muslim Societies

Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences, Vol. 31, pp. 275-279, 2012

5 Pages Posted: 14 Jan 2012

Date Written: January 14, 2012

Abstract

Several human rights instruments have declared that human rights education is a fundamental right for all. However, human rights education in Muslim societies is still facing serious challenges most of which arise from lack of effective educational methods. Our research shows that Muslim clerics can be considered as leaders of human rights education in Muslim societies, playing an important role in addressing and dealing with most of the challenges and enhancing universal culture of human rights. The findings indicate that in an effective human rights education method resulting in flexible, accessible, acceptable and sustainable human rights, Muslim clerics can be considered to play an active role. In addition, the results highlight that this educational method can promote, localize and institutionalize human rights in such societies and can help prevent and resolve the possible conflicts between religious and human rights discourses.

Keywords: Human rights education, Muslim clerics, leadership in human rights, Muslim societies

Suggested Citation

Erfani-Nasab, Ahmad and Meghdadi, Mohammad Mahdi, Muslim Clerics and Leadership in Human Rights Education in Muslim Societies (January 14, 2012). Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences, Vol. 31, pp. 275-279, 2012, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1985144

Ahmad Erfani-Nasab (Contact Author)

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Mohammad Mahdi Meghdadi

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