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Islam and Human Rights

Islam and Human Rights
The Prophet Muhammad  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".

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)

Freedom of conscience is laid down by the Qur'an itself: "There is no compulsion in religion. Truth stands out clearly from falsehood; whoever rejects evil and believes in God has grasped the most trustworthy hand-hold that never breaks. And God is All-Hearing and All-Knowing." (Qur'an 2:256)

The life, honor and property of all citizens in a Muslim society are considered sacred whether the person is Muslim or not. Racism and sexism are incomprehensible to Muslims, for the Qur'an speaks of human equality in the following terms:

"O mankind! We created you from a single soul, male and female, and made you into peoples and tribes, so that you may come to know one another. Truly, the most honored of you in God's sight is the greatest of you in piety. God is All-Knowing, All-Aware." (Qur'an 49:13)

Well, these verses and traditions reflect the point of Islam in terms of Human rights. However, ifyou still feel that despite all those facts numerated above, there is a restriction or abuse in human rights in Islam, you are welcome to discuss it. You may e-mail me directly at abdullah_altinkaya@hotmail.com or you may join discussion groups or chat rooms (at places like Yahoo!).

There is an interesting article on human rights in Islam at http://www.submission.org/rights.html

Please, make sure to have a look at my article on Tauheed and Trinity at this point.

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