What are the views, principles and regulations of the Islamic tradition concerning refugee status? Are there any similarities between the Islamic tradition relating to the laws of aman (safe conduct) and the 1951 Geneva Convention relating to the status of refugees? In this book, Arafat Shoukri delves into fifteen centuries of Arab and Islamic history examining hundreds of ancient sources to establish Islam's position on refugees. This is the first examination of the 1951 Geneva Convention on refugees from an Islamic perspective. In adopting this approach, Shoukri is able to compare and contrast the principles of international law with those of the Islamic tradition.
About the Author
Arafat Madi Shoukri is Director of the Council for European-Palestinian Relations (CEPR). He has participated in many conferences on the issue of Palestinian refugees and is a regular commentator in the media about the current affairs of the Palestinian refugees. He holds a PhD from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London.
Table of Contents
• The jiwar in the jahiliyya
• Jiwar in the Islamic Tradition in the Meccan period
• Aman (safe conduct) in the Islamic Tradition
• The 1951 Geneva Convention relating to the Status of refugees in the light of the Islamic tradition