Citizenship and Accountability of Government: An Islamic Perspective

Citizenship and Accountability of Government: An Islamic Perspective is the final volume in Prof. M. H. Kamali's series on fundamental rights and liberties in Islam. It includes discussions of: the definitions of citizenship; the rights of citizens; the duties of citizens; citizenship laws; the concepts of dār al-Islām (abode of Islam), dār al-ḥarb (abode of war) and the dār al-ʿahd (abode of treaty); theummah and the nation-state; government as a trust; the selection of officials; the relationship between authority and citizens; corruption and the misuse of public funds; despotism and dynastic misrule; the right of complaint; the limits of obedience; impeachment of officials and heads of state; the foundation of institutions of accountability. In addition to the topics of citizenship and accountability of government, this volume contains a discussion of freedom of movement in Islam which is the last of the fundamental rights in Prof. M. H. Kamali’s series.

By Mohammad Hashim Kamali

ISBN: 978-1-903682-61-6
Published: June 2011
Publisher: The Islamic Texts Society

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