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A declaration for international relations (based on Islamic Sufi teachings)

Bijan Bidabad (Sciences and Researches, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran)

International Journal of Law and Management

ISSN: 1754-243X

Article publication date: 10 July 2017

Abstract

Purpose

Establishing peace, security and discipline for individuals, nations and states in contemporary international order is of the highest importance at the present time. Regularization should be done through approaching natural rights of individuals and also through observing humanistic characteristics and ethics. The aim of this paper is to introduce a legal base to promote international relations.

Design/methodology/approach

A draft for International Relation Declaration based on Islamic Sufi teachings has been compiled, and actually it is an abstract of an extended survey on the subject and opinions in relation to the current international problems.

Findings

This draft has been codified in three main topics of public international law, foreign policy and diplomacy.

Research limitations/implications

To conclude the draft, it should be scrutinized by many scholars in different disciplines, in the next step.

Practical implications

As the mystical characteristics of Sufism and Gnosticism of all religions (Tariqa) are all united and based upon love towards the Creator and consequently towards the creatures of God, these provisions could be agreed upon and put into practice.

Social implications

Delicateness, truthfulness and righteousness of Islamic Sufism, which is the gist of all those elites’ divine messages for thousands of years, one after another, can be of a great help to regulate international relations.

Originality/value

International Law scholars have not looked at this subject matter from the Sufism viewpoint. This paper will shed a light on this point of view from other angles related to the international law such as politics, law and institutions.

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Citation

Bidabad, B. (2017), "A declaration for international relations (based on Islamic Sufi teachings)", International Journal of Law and Management, Vol. 59 No. 4, pp. 584-601. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJLMA-12-2015-0061

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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