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HUMAN RIGHTS IN ISLAM
June 10, 2008, 1:53 pm
Filed under: HUMAN RIGHTS IN ISLAM

Islam grants individuals living an honorable life, and forbids humiliation, torture, killing and all forms of injustice.

Islam provides many human rights for the individual. The following are some examples that prove that Islam is a religion of justice.

The life and property of an individual in an Islamic state are considered sacred, regardless to his religion. Islam also protects honor. So, in Islam, insulting others or humiliating them is prohibited. The Prophet Mohammad (PBHU) said:
{Truly your blood, your property, and your honor are inviolable}

Racism is not allowed in Islam, for the Quran speaks of human equality in the following terms:

(O mankind, We have created you from a male and a female and have made you into nations and tribes for you to know one another. Truly, the noblest of you with God is the most pious- Truly, God is All-Knowing, All-Aware. ) (Quran, 49:13)

Islam rejects certain individuals or nations being favored because of their wealth, power, or race. God created human beings as equals, what distinguishes one from another is faith and piety. The Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) said:
{O people! Your God is one and your forefather (Adam) is one. An Arab is not better than a non-Arab and a non-Arab is not better than an Arab, and a red (i.e. white tinged with red) person is not better than a black person and a black person is not better than a red person, except in piety.}

One of the major problems facing mankind nowadays is racism. The developed world can send a man to the moon but cannot stop man from torturing, killing, or humiliating another man. Ever since the days of the Prophet Muhammad, Islam has showed us different ways by which racism can be ended. The annual pilgrimage (Hajj) to Makkah shows the real Islamic brotherhood of all races and nations, when about two million Muslims from all over the world came to Makkah to perform the pilgrimage.

Islam is a religion of justice. God has said:
(Truly God commands you to give back trusts to those to whom they are due, and when you judge between people, to judge with justice…. ) (Quran, 4:58)

And He has said:

And act justly. Truly, God loves those who are just. (Quran, 49:9)

We, Moslems, should be just even with those we hate and those who haven’t been fair to us, as God has said:

And let not the hatred of others make you avoid justice. Be just: that is nearer to piety…. (Quran, 5:8)

The Prophet Muohammad (PBUH) said:
{People, beware of injustice, for injustice shall be darkness on the Day of Judgment.}

And those who have not gotten their rights in this life will receive them on the Day of Judgment, as the Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) said:

{On the Day of Judgment, rights will be given to those to whom they are due (and wrongs will be redressed)…}

Source: Islam Guide