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The Right of the Fetus to life: Islamic Ruling on ABORTION

All jurists have agreed that it is prohibited to abort the fetus after breathing the spirit in it one after hundred twenty days (four months) of gestation. This is clearly put down by the Prophet’s saying narrated by AI-Bukhari and Muslim on the authority of Ibn Masoud, may Allah be pleased with him, stating that:
“Each one of you is formed in the uterine as a sperm at forty days, as a clot following the same period and as an embryo following the same period; following which the angel is sent to breathe the spirit in him…” Read More

Rights of Non-Muslims

Non-Muslim is a broad term that covers all those who are disbelievers in the faith and principles of Islam. These people are classified into four categories as follows:
• Warriors
• Peace seekers
• Peace truce holders
• Non-Muslims living or residing in an lslamicly governed country.
The following is an attempt to present a brief account of each one of the above stated categories: Read More

Parents Rights: what kind of rights are they?

The biggest right over mankind is that of Almighty Allah. Emaan (Faith) in and obedience to Him are our first and foremost duties. After these are the responsibilities of domestic life and fulfillment of these responsibilities by trying to correct and construct the domestic life, is a social need as well as a religious duty.

Parents deserve our highest esteem. They are entitled to the foremost rights. Allah, has decreed, that you worship none but Him and that you be kind to parents. Whether one or both of them attain old age in your life. Say not to them a word of contempt nor repel them, but address them in terms of honor and out of kindness lower to them the wing of humility and say, “My Lord bestow on both of them Your Mercy as they cherished me in my childhood.” [Quran : 17:23-24] Read More

Moral System in Islam

Islam has laid down some universal fundamental rights for humanity as a whole, which are to be observed and respected under all circumstances. To achieve these rights Islam provides not only legal safeguards but also a very effective moral system. Thus whatever leads to the welfare for the individual or the society is morally good in Islam. Thus whatever leads to the welfare of the individual or the society is morally good in Islam and whatever is injurious is morally bad. Islam attaches so much importance to the love of God and love of man that it warns against too much of formalism. We read in the Quran:
It is not righteousness that you turn your faces towards East or West; but it is righteousness to believe in God and the Last Day and the Angels, and the Book, and the Messengers; to spend of your substance, out of love for Him, for your kin, for orphans, for the needy, for the wayfarer, for those who ask; and for the ransom of slaves; to be steadfast in prayers, and practice regular charity; to fulfill the contracts which you made; and to be firm and patient in pain (or suffering) and adversity and throughout all periods of panic. Such are the people of truth, the God-fearing. (2:177) Read More

Human Rights in Islam

Since God is the absolute and the sole master of men and the universe, He is the sovereign Lord, the Sustainer and Nourisher, the Merciful, Whose mercy enshrines all beings; and since He has given each man human dignity and honour, and breached in to him of His own spirit, it follows that, united in Him and through Him, and apart from their other human attributes, men are substantially the same and no tangible and actual distinction can be made among them, on account of their accidental differences such as nationality, colour or race. Every human being is there by related to all others and all become one community of brotherhood in their honourable and pleasant servitude to the most compassionate Lord of the Universe. In such a heavenly atmosphere at Islamic confession of the oneness of God stands dominant and central, and necessarily entails the concept of the oneness of humanity and the brotherhood of mankind. Read More

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