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The universality of human rights speaks not to ephemeral geopolitical hegemony but rather to immutable moral conscience in the hearts of people thinking and acting as moral agents. On this foundational premise, a viewpoint is put forth for a mutually prospective and people-centred engagement between Islām and the West on the concept and practice of human rights. This will entail each side to critically and creatively re-engage their respective traditions and heritage as they relate to the human rights discourse as part and parcel of a consensus building mutual engagement.
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