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Religious Liberty in Western and Islamic Law$
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Kristine Kalanges

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780199859467

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199859467.001.0001

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Religious Liberty and Shari‘a

Religious Liberty and Shari‘a

(p.82) Chapter 4 Religious Liberty and Shari‘a
Religious Liberty in Western and Islamic Law

Kristine Kalanges

Oxford University Press

Understanding the law and politics of religious freedom in the Muslim world first requires knowledge of the teachings and traditions of Islam, as well as their significance for Muslim followers. This chapter begins with a brief overview of the principles of Islamic law. It then discusses freedom of religion in Islamic law, covering the rights of religious minorities and apostasy and Islam. This is followed by a discussion of religious liberty and Islamic reformation.

Keywords:   Islamic law, religious freedom, religious minorities, apostasy, Islamic reformation

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