Q & A Session
“There are a number of principles that form the foundation of human rights tradition in Islam, foremost among which is the Qur’anic declaratio n of the equality of human beings... Another central principle is the freedom of consciousness that is the right of people to follow their own convictions,” Dr. Louay M. Safi, Executive Director of ISNA’s Leadership Development Center, wrote in a live dialogue hosted by IslamOnline.net. Does Islam have a place for human rights? What is Islam’s perception of freedom of expression? Dr. Louay Safi answered these and other questions about Islam and the concept of human rights. Read the full transcript of the live dialogue, by clicking here.