TITLE

The rights of refugee women and children in Islam

AUTHOR(S)
Rahaei, Saeid
PUB. DATE
January 2009
SOURCE
Forced Migration Review;Jan2009 Supplement, Vol. 1, p4
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the Koranic precedent for defending the rights of refugees and those who seek asylum under Islamic sharia law. Examples from Islamic history and figures from the Koran are given, including the protection of the Muslims of Mecca by a Christian king, the care offered to the Prophet Muhammad and his followers in 622, and God's protection of the Prophet Abraham and his family after being forced to migrate. The rights provided to refugees and asylum seekers under Islam are also described, which include the entitlement of asylum offered by Islamic law to all people fleeing persecution, the public duty of meeting the needs of such individuals, and the requirement that no refugees should be vulnerable to persecution and injustice.
ACCESSION #
37236803

 

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