ENGLISH: Children Right – Do the Conventional Law and Islamic Law have the same Approach? (CRC1989 versus Islamic Law)

  • Dr. Usman Rafiq International Islamic University, Islamabad
  • Dr. Lutfullah University of Swat, KPK
Keywords: Children, Rights, Islamic Law, Sharīʻah, Conventional Law, CRC

Abstract

Children are, of course, always given importance by the civilized societies. Such societies cannot get the due development if their children are not enjoying a good environment in terms of rights and privileges. Following this, various steps are taken by such societies to bring an ideal environment for children.  Among such steps, CRC (Convention on the Right of the Child, 1989) is the recent one; globally and legally recognized. Such convention gives various rights to child; including, not exhaustively, the right to freedom, right to indiscrimination, right to adaptation ,  right to survival and etc. However, all these rights are not properly awarded in the last few decades by the member states – for one reason or another reason. Islamic Law, on the other hand, provides, too, a comprehensive legal mechanism for ensuring children rights. These rights are entirely natural in nature and, owing to this fact, very practicable in nature.  The present work, in broad sense, compares both Islamic and conventional law in terms of their approaches. Finding shows, with solid evidence, that Islamic law’s approach towards children rights is very much comprehensive and realistic in nature. Content analysis technique, a kind of qualitative research, has been followed, herein, for the investigation of the issue.

Author Biographies

Dr. Usman Rafiq, International Islamic University, Islamabad

Teaching/Research Associate (Sharī‘ah), Faculty of Sharῑ ̒ah & Law

Dr. Lutfullah, University of Swat, KPK

Associate Professor (Law and Sharī‘ah), Department of  Law & Sharῑ ̒ah

Published
2022-01-01
How to Cite
Dr. Usman Rafiq, & Dr. Lutfullah. (2022). ENGLISH: Children Right – Do the Conventional Law and Islamic Law have the same Approach? (CRC1989 versus Islamic Law) . Rahat-Ul-Quloob, 6(1), 27-38. https://doi.org/10.51411/rahat.6.1.2022/380
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Articles