Islam aur Takreem-e-Insaniyat ke Usool (Islam and Humanitarian Principles) is a new Urdu publication jointly produced by the Institute of Policy Studies (IPS) Islamabad and the ICRC. Based on discussions held during a two-day National Round Table arranged by IPS and the ICRC in 2019, this book has been compiled by Senior Researcher IPS Nadeem Farhat and Senior Programme Officer ICRC Dr. Ziaullah Rahmani.

This is the first publication in Urdu that investigates the subject and it aims to ignite discussions on relevant themes within religious/academic circles. Themes discussed in the book include: the evolution of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement and the importance of its Fundamental Principles, putting humanitarian values into practice; principles, standards and practical examples of humanitarianism in Islam; and public welfare and humanitarian principles in Pakistan.

Among the conclusions reached in the book are that humanitarian principles are strongly anchored in Islam, arguably even more than in the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement. God-consciousness is central to the Islamic faith and humans are believed to be the family of God. That is why for a Muslim it is a matter of fundamental faith to consider humanity and neutrality while he/she engages in humanitarian affairs. This is proven on daily basis by the conduct of faith-based Islamic humanitarian organizations who serve those in need on a neutral basis and do not discriminate between those who are Muslims and those who are not.

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Islam aur Takreem-e-Insaniyat ke Usool