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The Freedom of Opinion in Islam

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The global discourse about freedom of expression, especially in the times we live in today, seems to be ongoing. In this short but important treatise, the history of freedom of opinion in the west is studied and compared with how Islam approaches the issue. The author examines the arguments in favor of unrestricted freedom of expression in the light of some actual consequences. So let's break it down: The freedom to express one's opinion is a fundemental right that is respected and protected by many countries' governments, right? But since many Islamic countries do not believe in this, then Islam does not, either. It has to be, right? ISLAMIC countries follow ISLAM's guidelines. So Islam does not support freedom of opinion, right? Wrong. The author of this book, 'Abdus-Salam al-Basuni, argues that the right of an opinion and expression 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, their property and their honor, as well as to preserve the sanctity of human life and the security of human societies.