The following publications are arranged in chronological order within each category.
Naʻīm, ʻAbd Allāh Aḥmad. (2014). What is an American Muslim? : Embracing faith and citizenship. New York, NY: Oxford University Press.
Naʻīm, ʻAbd Allāh Aḥmad. (2011). Muslims and global justice (Pennsylvania studies in human rights. (uri) http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n90627600 (uri) http://viaf.org/viaf/sourceID/LC|n90627600). Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press.
Naʻīm, ʻAbd Allāh Aḥmad. (2008). Islam and the secular state : Negotiating the future of Shariʻa. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.
Naʻīm, ʻAbd Allāh Aḥmad. (2006). African constitutionalism and the role of Islam (Pennsylvania studies in human rights. (uri) http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n90627600 (uri) http://viaf.org/viaf/sourceID/LC|n90627600). Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press.
Naʼīm, ʻAbdallāh Aḥmad an. (2005). Toward an Islamic Reformation Civil Liberties, Human Rights, and International Law (1. pbk. ed., [4. Nachdr.]. ed., Contemporary issues in the Middle East (uri) http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n42008171 (uri) http://viaf.org/viaf/sourceID/LC|n42008171). Syracuse, New York: Syracuse University Press.
Naʻīm, ʻAbd Allāh Aḥmad. (2002). Cultural transformation and human rights in Africa. London: Zed.
Naʻīm, ʻAbd Allāh Aḥmad. (1990). Toward an Islamic reformation : Civil liberties, human rights, and international law (1st ed., Contemporary issues in the Middle East. (uri) http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n42008171 (uri) http://viaf.org/viaf/sourceID/LC|n42008171). Syracuse, N.Y.]: Syracuse University Press.
“The Spirit of Laws is Not Universal: Alternatives to the Enforcement Paradigm for Human Rights,” Tilburg Law Review, Vol. 21, 2016, pp. 255-274.
“Complementary, Not Competing, Claims of Law and Religion: An Islamic Perspective,” Pepperdine Law Review, Vol. 39, No. 5, 2013, pp. 1231-1256.
An Inclusive Approach to the Mediation of Competing Human Rights Claims, Constellations, Vol. 20, No. 1, 2013, pp. 7-17. [/creativ_col]
“Islam, Sharia and Democratic Transformation in the Arab World,” Die Friedens-Warte, Vol. 87, No. 1, 2012, pp. 17-31.
“Religious Norms and Family Law: Is it Legal or Normative Pluralism?” Emory International Law Review, Vol. 25, 2011, pp. 785-809.
“Taming the Imperial Impulse: Realising a Pragmatic Moral Vision.” Economic and Political Weekly 46, no. 13 (2011): 50–59. http://www.jstor.org/stable/41152285.
“The Compatibility Dialect: Mediating the Legitimate Coexistence of Islamic Law and State Law”, The Modern Law Review, Vol. 73, No. 1, January 2010, pp. 1-29.
“Islam and the Secular State: Framework for the Christian-Muslim Relations,” Islamochristiana, Vol. 35, 2009, pp. 157-169.
“Constitutional Law Symposium: Global Perspectives on Religion, the State, and Constitutionalism: Article: Religion, the State, and Constitutionalism in Islamic and Comparative Perspectives”, Drake Law Review, Vol. 57, Summer 2009, pp. 829-844.
“Why should Muslims abandon Jihad? Human rights and the future of international law”, Third World Quarterly, Vol. 27, No. 5, 2006, pp. 785-797.
“Globalization and Jurisprudence: An Islamic Law Perspective”, Emory Law Journal, Vol. 54, 2005, pp. 25-51.
“The Interdependence of Religion, Secularism, and Human Rights,” Symposium Talking Peace with Gods, Part 2, Common Knowledge, Vol. 11, No. 1, 2005, pp. 56-80.
“‘The Best of Times’ and ‘the Worst of Times’: Human Agency and Human Rights in Islamic Societies,” Muslim World Journal of Human Rights, Vol. 1, No. 1, 2004, pp. Ix-12.
An-Na’im, Abdullahi Ahmed, and Lama Abu Odeh. “Islam And International Law: Toward A Positive Mutual Engagement To Realize Shared Ideals.” Proceedings of the Annual Meeting (American Society of International Law) 98 (2004): 159–68.
“Synergy and Interdependence of Religion, Human Rights and Secularism”. Polylog: Forum for Intercultural Philosophizing, 2001, http://www.polylog.org. Article available as HTML file.
“Human Rights and Islamic Identity in France and Uzbekistan: Mediation of the Local and Global,” Human Rights Quarterly, Vol. 22, No. 4, 2000, pp. 906-941. Also published in 1999 as Occasional Paper, Claus M. Halle Institute for Global Learning, Emory University.
“Human Rights, Religion, and the Contingency of Universalist Projects,” Occasional Paper, No. 2, PARC, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University, September 2000, pp. ix-xiv, 1-32.
“Islam and Human Rights: Beyond the Universality Debate,” Proceedings of the 94th Annual Meeting of the American Society of International Law, 2000, pp. 95-101.
“The Spirit of the Ghost of Islamic Law,” The Green Bag, 2D Series, Vol. 2, No. 4, Summer 1999, pp. 441-447.
“Self Determination and Unity: The Case of Sudan,”(with Francis Deng), Law and Policy, Vol. 18, 1997, pp. 199-223.
“The Contingent Universality of Human Rights: The Case of Freedom of Expression in African and Islamic Contexts,” Emory International Law Review, Vol. 10, No. 3, 1997, pp. 29-66.
“Reforming Islam: Sudan and the Paradox of Self-Determination.” Harvard International Review, vol. 19, no. 2, Harvard International Review, 1997, pp. 24–64, http://www.jstor.org/stable/42764027.
“What Do We Mean by Universal?” Index on Censorship, Sept./Oct., 1994, pp. 120-28.
“Civil Rights in the Islamic Constitutional Traditions: Shared Ideals and Divergent Regimes,” The John Marshall Law Review, Vol. 25, No. 2, 1992, pp. 267-93.
“Human Rights in the Muslim World: Socio-Political Conditions and Scriptural Imperatives,” Harvard Human Rights Journal, Vol. 3, 1990, pp. 13-52.
“Islamic Ambivalence to Political Violence: Islamic Law and International Terrorism,” German Yearbook of International Law, Vol. 31, 1988, pp. 307-336.
“Mahmud Muhammad Taha and the Crisis in Islamic Law Reform: Implications for Interreligious Relations,” Journal of Ecumenical Studies, Vol. 25, No. 1, Philadelphia, PA: Temple University, 1988, pp. 1-21.
“Religious Minorities under Islamic Law and the Limits of Cultural Relativism,” Human Rights Quarterly, Vol. 9, No. 1, 1987, pp. 1-18.
“The Islamic Law of Apostasy and its Modern Applicability: A Case from The Sudan,” Religion, Vol. 16, 1986, pp. 197-223.
Naʻīm, ʻAbd Allāh Aḥmad. (2003). Human rights under African constitutions : Realizing the promise for ourselves (Pennsylvania studies in human rights. (uri) http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n90627600 (uri) http://viaf.org/viaf/sourceID/LC|n90627600). Philadelphia, PA: University of Pennsylvania Press. (Chapter constitutions are outlined below).
Naʻīm, ʻAbd Allāh Aḥmad. (2002). Islamic family law in a changing world : A global resource book. New York: Zed Books. (Chapter constitutions are outlined below).
Naʻīm, ʻAbd Allāh Aḥmad. (1999). Proselytization and communal self-determination in Africa (Religion & human rights series. (uri) http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/nr99027176 (uri) http://viaf.org/viaf/sourceID/LC|nr99027176). Maryknoll, N.Y.: Orbis Books.
Naʻīm, ʻAbd Allāh Aḥmad. (1994). Human rights and religious values : An uneasy relationship? (Currents of encounter ; v. 8). Grand Rapids, Mich. : Kampen [Netherlands]: W.B. Eerdmans ; Kok Pharos.
Naʻīm, ʻAbd Allāh Aḥmad. (1992). Human rights in cross-cultural perspectives : A quest for consensus (Pennsylvania studies in human rights. (uri) http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n90627600 (uri) http://viaf.org/viaf/sourceID/LC|n90627600). Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press.
Naʻīm, ʻAbd Allāh Aḥmad, Deng, & Deng, Francis Mading. (1990). Human rights in Africa : Cross-cultural perspectives. Washington, D.C.: The Brookings Institution.
“The Individual and Collective Self-Liberation Model of Ustadh Mahmoud Mohamed Taha,” in Akeel Bilgrami, editor, Beyond the Secular West, Columbia University Press: New York, 2016, pp. 45-75. [We gratefully acknowledge the special permission we have from Columbia University Press to make this publication available for only two years.][/creativ_col]
“Islamic Politics and the Neutral State: A Friendly Amendment to Rawls?” in Tom Bailey and Valentina Gentile, editors, Rawls and Religion, Columbia University Press: New York, 2014, pp. 242-266. [We gratefully acknowledge the special permission we have from Columbia University Press to make this publication available for only two years.]
“The Interdisciplinarity of Human Rights,” in Conor Gearty and Costas Douzinas, editors, Human Rights Law, Cambridge University Press, 2012, pp. 97-113. [/creativ_col]
Islam and Human Rights, in John Witte, Jr. and M. Christian Green, editors, Religion and Human Rights, Oxford University Press, 2011, pp. 56-70. [/creativ_col]
“Universality of Human Rights: Mediating Paradox to Enhance Practice,” in Midrag Jovanovic and Ivana Krstic, editors, Human Rights Today – 60 Years of the Universal Declaration, Eleven International Publishing: The Netherlands, 2010, pp. 29-50.
“‘European Islam or Islamic Europe’: The Secular State for Negotiating Pluralism,” in Marie-Claire Foblets and Jean-Yves Carlier, editors, Islam & Europe: Crises are Challenges, Leuven University Press, 2010, pp. 85-107.
“Abdullahi An-Na’im’s Philosophy on Islam and Human Rights,” in Mashood A. Baderin, editor, Islam and Human Rights: Selected Essays of Abdullahi An-Na’im, Farnham: Ashgate, 2010, pp. xiii-xxxix.
“Chapter 12 – Islam and Secularism,” in L. Cady and E. Hurd, editors, Comparative Secularisms in a Global Age, Palgrave Macmillan, 2010, pp. 217-285.
“Chapter 13 – Beyond Dhimmihood: Citizenship and Human Rights,” in Robert W. Hefner, editor, The New Cambridge History of Islam, Cambridge University Press, pp. 314-334.
“Shari`a in the Secular State: A Paradox of Separation and Conflation”, in Peri Bearman, Wolfhart Heinrichs and Bernard G. Weiss, editors, The Law Applied: Contextualizing the Islamic Shari`a, London and New York: I.B. Tauris, 2008, pp. 321-341.
“Human Rights and the Imperative of Cross-Cultural Dialogue: An Islamic Perspective,” in Berma Klein Goldewijk, editor, Religion, International Relations, and Development Cooperation, The Netherlands: Wageningen Academic Publishers, 2007, pp. 305-319.
“Global Citizenship and Human Rights: From Muslims in Europe to European Muslims”, in M.L.P. Loenen and J.E. Goldschmidt, editors, Religious Pluralism and Human Rights in Europe: Where to Draw the Line?, Antwerp-Oxford: Intersentia, 2007, pp. 13-55. Text of the inaugural lecture of Prof.An-Na’im as G.J. Wiarda Chair for 2005-2006 at Utrecht University.
“Competing Visions of History in Internal Islamic Discourse and Islamic-Western Dialogue”, in Jorn Rusen, editor, Time and History: The Variety of Cultures, New York and Oxford: Berghahn Books, 2007, pp. 135-150.
“The Politics of Religion and Morality of Globalization”, in Mark Juergensmeyer, editor, Religion and Global Civil Society, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005, pp. 23-48.
“The Future of Shari’ah and the Debate in Northern Nigeria”, in Philip Ostien, Jamila M. Nasir and Franz Kogelmann, editors, Comparative Perspectives on Shari’ah in Nigeria, Ibadan: Spectrum Books, pp. 327-357.
“Introduction: “Area Expressions” and the Universality of Human Rights: Mediating a Contingent Relationship”, in David P. Forsythe and Patrice C. MacMahon, editors, Human Rights and Diversity: Area Studies Revisited, University of Nebraska Press: Lincoln, 2003, pp. 1-21.
“Introduction: Expanding Legal Protection of Human Rights in African Contexts,” in Abdullahi A. An-Na’im, editor, Human Rights Under African Constitutions: Realizing the Promise for Ourselves, Philadelphia, PA: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2003, pp. 1-28.
“Shari’a and Islamic Family Law: Transition and Transformation,”, in Abdullahi A. An-Na’im, editor, Islamic Family Law in a Changing World, London: Zed Books, 2002, pp. 1-22.
“Islamic Fundamentalism and Social Change: neither the ‘end of history’ nor a ‘clash of civilizations,’” in Gerrie Ter Haar and James J. Busuttil, editors, The Freedom to do God’s Will: Religious Fundamentalism and Social Change, New York: Routledge, 2002, pp. 25-48.
“Upholding International Legality Against Islamic and American Jihad,” in Ken Booth and Tim Dunne, editors, Worlds in Collision: Terror and the Future of Global Order, New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2002, pp. 162-171.
“Religion and Global Civil Society: Inherent Incompatibility or Synergy and Interdependence?” in H. Anheier, M. Glasius, and M. Kaldor, editors, Global Civil Society 2002.Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002, pp. 55-73.
“Human Rights,” in Judith R. Blau, editor, The Blackwell Companion to Sociology. Malden, MA: Blackwell Publishers, Inc., 2001, pp. 86-99.
“Human Rights in the Arab World: A Regional Perspective,” Human Rights Quarterly, Vol. 23, No. 3, 2001, pp. 701-732.
“The Legal Protection of Human Rights in Africa: How to Do more with Less,” in Austin Sarat and Thomas R. Kearns, editors, Human Rights: Concepts, Contests, Contingencies, Ann Arbor, Michigan: Michigan University Press, 2001, pp. 89-115.
“Sharia and Positive Legislation: is an Islamic State Possible or Viable?” in Eugene Cotran and Chibli Mallat, editors, Yearbook of Islamic and Middle Eastern Law, Vol. 5, The Hague: Kluwer Law International, 2000, pp. 29-42.
“Competing Claims to Religious Freedom and Communal Self-Determination in Africa,” in Abdullahi An-Na’im, editor, Proselytization and Communal Self-Determination in Africa, Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 1999, pp. 1-28.
“The Cultural Mediation of Human Rights Implementation: Al-Arqam Case in Malaysia,” in Joanne Bauer and Daniel Bell, editors, Human Rights in East Asia, New York: Cambridge University Press, 1999, pp. 147-168.
“The Position of Islamic States Regarding the Universal Declaration of Human Rights,” in Peter Baehr, Cees Flinterman and Mignon Senders, editors, Innovation and Inspiration: Fifty Years of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Amsterdam: Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences, 1999, pp. 177-192.
“Universality of Human Rights: An Islamic Perspective,” in Nisuke Ando, editor, Japan and International Law: Past, Present and Future, The Hague: Kluwer Law International, 1999, pp. 311-325.
“Consciousness of Vulnerability,” in Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Sweden, A Human Rights Message, 1998, pp. 16-19.
“Expanding the Limits of Imagination: Human Rights from a Participatory Approach to New Multilateralism,” in Michael G. Schecter, editor, Innovation in Multilateralism. Tokyo, New York, Paris: United Nations University Press, 1998, pp. 205-222.
“Human Rights and the Challenge of Relevance: The Case of Collective Rights,” in Monique Castermans-Holleman, Fried van Hoof & Jacqueline Smith, editors, The Role of the Nation-State in the 21st Century: Human Rights, International Organizations and Foreign Policy, Essays in Honour of Peter Baehr, The Hague: Kluwer Law International, 1998, pp. 3-16.
“The Universal Declaration as a Living and Evolving Common Standard of Achievement,” in Barend van der Heijden and Bahia Tahzib-Lie, editors, Reflections on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights: A Fiftieth Anniversary Anthology, The Hague: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, 1998, pp. 45-51.
“Islamic Foundations of Religious Human Rights,” in John Witte, Jr., and Johan D. van der Vyver, editors, Religious Human Rights in Global Perspectives: Religious Perspectives, The Hague, Boston, London: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, 1996, pp. 337-359.
“Toward an Islamic Hermeneutics for Human Rights,” in Abdullahi A. An-Na’im et al., editors, Human Rights and Religious Values, Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 1995, pp. 229-242.
“Eritrean Independence and African Constitutionalism: A Sudanese Perspective,” in Amare Takle, editor, Eritrea and Ethiopia: From Conflict to Cooperation, Lawrenceville, NJ, USA: The Red Sea Press, 1994, pp. Chapter 7.
“State Responsibility Under International Human Rights Law to Change Religious and Customary Law,” in Rebecca J. Cook, editor, Human Rights of Women: National and International Perspectives, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1994, Chapter 7.
“The National Question, Secession and Constitutionalism: The Mediation of Competing Claims to Self-Determination,” in Stanley N. Katz, Doug Greenberg and Steve Wheatley, editors, Constitutionalism & Democracy: Transition in the Contemporary World, New York: Oxford University Press, 1993, pp. 105-25.
“Constitutional Discourse and the Civil War in the Sudan,” in M. W Daly and Ahmad Alawad Sikainga, editors, Civil War in the Sudan, London: British Academic Press, 1993.
“Cross-Cultural Support for Equitable Participation in Sub-Saharan Africa,” in Kathleen E. Mahoney and Paul J. Mahoney, editors, Human Rights in the Twenty-First Century: Global Challenge, Dordrecht, Boston, London: Martinus Nijhoff, 1992, pp. 133-148.
“Toward a Cross-Cultural Approach to Defining International Standards of Human Rights: The Meaning of Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment,” in Abdullahi A. An-Na’im, editor, Human Rights in Cross-Cultural Perspectives, Philadelphia, PA: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1992, pp. 19-43.
“Problems of Universal Cultural Legitimacy for Human Rights,”in Abdullahi An-Na’im and F. M. Deng, editors, Human Rights in Africa: Cross-Cultural Perspectives. Washington, D.C., USA: The Brookings Institution, 1990, pp. 331-67.
“Transcending Imperialism: Human Value and Global Citizenship”, The Tanner Lectures on Human Values, Delivered at the University of California, Berkeley, March 8-10, 2010.
“The Incremental Success of African Constitutionalism and the Challenges of Consolidation and Maturity”, Keynote address, Nigerian Bar Association Annual General Conference, Port Harcourt, Nigeria, August 28, 2006. Published in Joaquín González Ibañez, compilador, Derechos Humanos, Relaciones Internacionales y Globalización, Bogota: Grupo Editorial Ibañez / Universidad Alfonso X El Sabio, 2006, pp. 373-401.
“Islam and the Secular State: Negotiating the Future of Shari`a.” – Book Review, by Priscilla Álamos-Concha, 2011, http://uclouvain.academia.edu/Priska/Book-Reviews
“Islam and Secular State Book Review,” International Journal for Arab Studies, Vol. 1, No. 1, July 2010, pp. 324-325.