: Punishment and Human Rights: The Articulation of Abdullahi Ahmed an-Na'im's Categorization of Hudûd. Hudûd is an offence for which punishment prescribed by the Qur'an and Sunnah based on the theory of punishment constituting reformation aspect. The classification of hudûd into six categories is the product of literal legal deduction of Islamic jurisprudents, and that the legal argument forhudûd is still debatable which lead to reactions of modern Islamic legal thinkers, especially on the application of hudûd in the context of those countries which are against penological principles and the universality of human right norms. This article studies the thoughts of an-Na'im in an attempt to seek confirmity between syarî‘ah. This research reveals that the meeting point between the two would be the restriction of the application of hudûd into four types, in line with the prinples of Meccan verses bearing public interest values realized in the theory of abrogation.