Freedom of expression from Islamic perspective

  • Ali M
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Abstract

Islam gives everyone right to exercise freedom of expression, as long as he does not intrude upon the freedom and dignity of other people. There is no place for the propagation of evil and wickedness in Islam. It does not grant anybody the right to use abusive or offensive language in the name of criticism and freedom of speech. Indeed, Islam grants everyone the right to have his own opinion within the boundaries of morality. Many western scholars and some Western influenced Muslim scholars also raised finger against the Islamic concept of freedom of expression. Such preternatural thoughts create amoke situation and pretend to answer the allegations to disprove them. The self created blames against Islam are which needs to be cleared through logical and natural ways and have to prove that Islamic way of freedom of expression is the only means which can poise the society and preserve communal concord. In this paper an analytical approach is taken into to confirm Islam's elucidation and the innate phenomenon of freedom of expression in order to keep people away from illogical deductions and feigned claims by which peace gets disturbed and social disorder steps in societies.

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Ali, M. B. (2014). Freedom of expression from Islamic perspective. Journal of Media and Communication Studies, 6(5), 69–77. https://doi.org/10.5897/jmcs2013.0378

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