Before I discuss the human rights in Islam I would like to explain a few points about two major approaches to the question of human rights: the Western and Islamic. This will enable us to study the issue in its proper perspective and… Read More ›
According to Islam, governments in this world are actually representatives (khulafa’) of the Creator of the universe, and this responsibility is not entrusted to any individual or family or a particular class or group of people but to the entire Muslim nation. The… Read More ›
“The nations that lived before you were destroyed by God because they punished the common men for their offences and let their dignitaries go unpunished for their crimes; I swear by Him (God) who holds my life in His hand that even if Fatimah, the daughter of Muhammad, has committed this crime then I would have amputated her hand.”
“The life and blood of Muslims are equally precious” (Abu Dawud; Ibn Majjah).
“It will be taken from their rich and given to those in the community in need” (al-Bukhari and Muslim).
“No bearer of burdens shall be made to bear the burden of another” (6:164).
“Do not argue with the people of the Book unless it is in the politest manner” (29:46)
“There should be no coercion in the matter of faith” (2:256).
“let there be a community among you who will invite (people) to (do) good, command what is proper and forbid what is improper, those will be prosperous” (3:104).