The Freedom of Opinion in Islam
By Abdus-Salam al-Basuni, IIPH
Translated By Ahmad Rami ash-Shahid
Publisher: International Islamic Publishing House IIPH (2007)
Pages: 102 Binding: Paperback
The Arabic was Written in 1994 under the title Hal bi al Islam
Hurriyah li ar-Ra'y, it was translated into English recently due it's relevance
given the recent global developments.
Description from the publisher:
In this short but important treatise, Sheikh Abdus-Salam al-Basuni weighs in on
the ongoing global discourse about freedom of expression. He reviews the history
of freedom of opinion in the West and compares that with how Islam approaches
the issue. He examines the arguments in favour of unrestricted freedom of
expression in light of some actual consequences.
Sheikh Abdus-Salam al-Basuni demonstrates that the freedom to express one's
opinion is a fundamental right that is respected and protected by Islamic law.
He argues that this right is embedded in the laws and principles of Islam, and
shows how crucial limitations placed upon freedom of opinion work to protect the
rights of individuals, their privacy and their honor, as well as to preserve the
sanctity of human life and the security of human societies