We are pleased to announce the Pashto translation of the important reference work “Introduction to International Humanitarian Law in Islam” (in Arabic: “muqadima fi ‘l-qanun ad-duwali al-insani fi ‘l-islam”). The book was originally authored in Arabic by Prof. Dr. Zaid bin Abdul Karim Al-Zaid and translated by the International Committee of the Red Cross in Afghanistan in close coordination with the Afghan Institute of Higher Education. The author is a professor of Comparative Jurisprudence at Al-Imam Mohammad Ibn Saud Islamic University in Riyadh and the Director of the High Institute of Justice.

This publication in the Pashto language provides a valuable reference for both Islamic education teachers and students to learn and explore international humanitarian law (IHL). It examines important topics such as how to deal with victims of armed conflict in accordance with Islamic Shariah, looks at lessons learnt from the early Islamic battles like Badr, and lays out what Islamic law says about the treatment of prisoners of war, women, children, dead bodies and the protection of property. It also talks about the protection of those who offer services on the battlefield but are not directly involved in fighting, such as medical personnel and reporters.

Please find the publication here.