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|Title:||Public international law principles: an Islamic Sufi approach – Part II|
|Author(s):||Bijan Bidabad, (School of Sciences and Research, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran)|
|Citation:||Bijan Bidabad, (2012) "Public international law principles: an Islamic Sufi approach – Part II", International Journal of Law and Management, Vol. 54 Iss: 1, pp.5 - 25|
|Keywords:||Gnosticism, Islam, Mysticism, Public international law, Religion, Sufism|
|Article type:||Conceptual paper|
|DOI:||10.1108/17542431211189588 (Permanent URL)|
|Publisher:||Emerald Group Publishing Limited|
|Acknowledgements:||The author is grateful to Dr Abul Hassan of Markfield Institute of Higher Education (Markfield, UK) for his kind valuable comments on the manuscript.|
Purpose – Many laws have been derived from the religions' legislations and many of them do not have the capability of uniqueness and publicity, due to a variety of reasons, especially at the level of countries. However, the spirit of legislations is the same and unique in all religions and it is the Tariqah (Sufi path), Sufism, mysticism and ethical beliefs that have been stable and unchangeable for millenniums, and wisdom has accepted and accepts them in all times and locations. Thus, if the international public law is to be defined and designed upon the base of the unique religions' spirit, we will reach a unique law with most publicity. This paper aims to address these issues.
Design/methodology/approach – This paper explores the foundation of public international law from the theosophy approach of Islamic Sufism and mysticism.
Findings – By raising 38 principles, the paper proposes basic principles of important public international law subjects to prepare a backbone for recompilation of new law in this subject matter.
Research limitations/implications – Comparative researches in other religions' Gnosticism will be helpful.
Practical implications – These principles can be used for applied debates in the field and become new international law.
Social implications – Delicateness, truthfulness, and righteousness of Islamic Sufism may turn the attentions of scholars and researchers to this viewpoint, and a new set of laws to be codified.
Originality/value – Public international law scholars have not touched the topic from a Sufi viewpoint. This paper opens new challenging arena for those who are engaged in.
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