Fundamental rights and liberties series ; v. 6.
"In The Right to Education, Work and Welfare in Islam Professor M.H. Kamali develops an Islamic perspective on three connected and complementary areas of rights and liberties. He argues that education is often a necessary ingredient of professional work even more so now than in earlier times when the range and variety of specialised knowledge were relatively limited. A person who acquires education, whether generally or at advanced levels of specialisation, is more likely to stand in a better position to enter the workforce and thus to contribute to the welfare of the community. The author commences his discussions on education, work and welfare in Islam by focusing on how each is treated in the Qur'ān; and follows this by the example of the Prophet and, after him, the Pious Caliphs who gave prominence to the education and welfare needs of people at times both of scarcity and affluence. Professor Kamali then moves forward to our time and discusses the right to education, the education of children, institutionalisation of learning, academic freedom and the debate between science and religion. The section on work elaborates on the value of work, work ethics, workers' and employers' rights and responsibilities, and the role and responsibility of governments. Finally, the section on welfare focuses on the importance in Islam of caring for those who are in need and the different forms of provision that can be made available by individuals, the state and charities"--Provided by publisher. "Continuing from his earlier discussions of fundamental human rights from an Islamic perspective, Professor M.H. Kamali discusses in this volume a person's right to education, work and welfare. The following subjects are discussed: a classification of knowledge from the Islamic perspective, children's education, academic freedom, science and religion; the value of work, work ethics, fair trading, workers' rights; the obligations of society and the state towards those who are in need, the obligations of individuals, the establishment and objectives of charities"--Provided by publisher.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 275-284) and index.
Formatted Contents Note
Introduction ch. 1. Right to education (Haqq al-Taʻlīm) and an Islamic educational agenda. Chapter summary ; A glance at the Qur'ān and Sunnah ; Classification of sciences from an Islamic perspective ; Education of children ; Is there a right to education in Islam? ; Institutionalisation of learning ; Academic freedom ; Islam, rationality and science ; Concluding remarks ch. 2. Right to work (Haqq al-ʻAmal) and business ethics in Islam. Definition and summary ; Evidence in the Qur'ān and Sunnah ; The value (Hukm) of work ; Participation in a non-Islamic government ; Islamic work ethics ; Fair trading ; Work, women, and children ; Worker's rights ; Workers associations ; Role and responsibility of government ch. 3. Right to welfare (al-Takāful al-Ijtimāʻī). Introductory remarks ; Affirmation evidence ; An historical sketch ; An analysis of welfare ; Obligatory maintenance (Nafaqah Wājibah) ; Inheritance and bequest ; Legal alms (Zakāh) ; The Fiṭr and Aḍḥā charities ; Tithe, land tax, and poll tax (ʻUshr, Kharāj, Jizyah) ; Mineral tax (Rikāz) and unclaimed assets (Dawā'iʻ) ; Expiations (Kaffārāt) ; Voluntary charities ; Public treasury (Bayt al-Māl) ; Concluding remarks.
KBP144 .K372 2010
Cambridge, [U.K.] : Islamic Texts Society,