Achieving an Honest Reconciliation: Islamic and International Humanitarian Law
Jurnal Mimbar Hukum, Vol 27 (3), 2015, pp 579-597
19 Pages Posted: 1 Sep 2017
Date Written: October 2, 2015
The compatibility between Islamic law and international law has been a long lasting source of both academic discussion and social friction. This includes the Islamic laws on conduct of war (IsHL), especially in context of the Middle East conflicts. This article explores how there are two extreme opinions: ‘Islamophobes’ and apologists – both of them being dishonest. It will be shown that there are multi-level possibilities of relations between IsHL and International Humanitarian Law including possible incompatibilities, and that an ijma is a good room for reconciliation.
Keywords: Islamic law, International Humanitarian Law, jihad
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