UNDERSTANDING OF ASYLUM AND INTERNATIONAL REFUGEE LAW
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Islam provides a normative framework for socio-economic justice, including asylum, and sets out regulations for the assistance and protection of refugees. The concept of refugees and asylum are important subjects in International Law as well as in Islamic law. Islamic theory and teachings relating to refugees and forced displacement are known as hijrah law. In the past, Islam made a great contribution to the protection of the refugee’s rights. However, Islamic (hijrah) law is rarely practiced or invoked today, though Muslims constitute the largest refugee populations worldwide. This paper focuses on the role of Islamic traditions and the Modern International law relating to refugee’s protection and their rights. It concludes that there is a contradiction between the Islamic tradition of hijrah and aman and its practice today. The article further determines that Islamic law has a broader perception than the concept given by modern International Refugee Law. 9789991787084