The World has witnessed continual warfare. The dream to see the end of war has become a fantasy. Demolition and annihilation has become a regular outcome of war. Naturally people will ask whether there can be any action taken to prevent war from occurring, or to minimise the destruction that results from war, and also to protect the rights of combatants and non-combatants. Thus, this article attempts to discuss the issue of combatants and non-combatants by comparing the similarities and differences between Qur’an and the Geneva Conventions. The Qur’an is a revelation that came down when there was no international body to oversee the operations of war. The Geneva Conventions, on the other hand are the result of human efforts to protect the rights of combatants and civilians from the horrible disasters of war. This article is divided into two parts. Part One discusses the Qur’an and the Geneva Conventions. Part Two compares the Qur’an and the Geneva Conventions with regards to war. To serve this purpose, examples are cited. This article argues that there are many similarities between them and they complement each other. The Qur’an has laid down the foundation for the dignity of man, even those engaged in war and thus, has insisted they have rights which must observed during the war before the concept was broadened by the Geneva Conventions.
|Keywords:||Qur'an, Geneva, War|
Assistant Professor, Department of Qur'an and Sunnah Studies, International Islamic University, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
There are currently no reviews of this product.Write a Review