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Human Rights In Islam: Some Salient Features

In addition to the right to development, right to participation, and right to information, every citizen must enjoy all fundamental human rights, which are to be safeguarded and respected under all circumstances. For examples, it is not permissible to oppress women, children, old people, the sick or the wounded. Human blood is sacred and may not he spilled without justification as prescribed by the Shari’ah.

Women’s honour and chastity must be respected, the hungry must be fed, and the wounded and v the sick people must be treated, irrespective of whether they are Muslims or from among their enemies. These provisions along with others have been laid down by Islam as fundamental rights for everyone by virtue of his status as a human being. [1] Some examples of human rights in an Islamic state are described here below: Read More