International Journal of Humanities and Social Science Research

International Journal of Humanities and Social Science Research


International Journal of Humanities and Social Science Research
International Journal of Humanities and Social Science Research
Vol. 2, Issue 5 (2016)

Human rights in Islamic perspective


Dr. Abroo Aman Andrabi

When we speak of human rights in Islam we really mean that these rights have been granted by God; they have not been granted by any legislative assembly or any king. The rights granted by the kings or the legislative assemblies, can be withdrawn in the same manner in which they are conferred. The same is the case with the rights accepted and recognized by the dictators. They can confer them when they please and withdraw them when they wish; and they can openly violate them when they like. In Islam human rights have been conferred by God, no legislative assembly in the world, or any government on earth has the right or authority to make any amendment or change in the rights conferred by God. No one has the right to abrogate them or withdraw them. These are not the basic human rights which are conferred on paper for the sake of show and exhibition and denied in actual life when the show is over or they are not like philosophical concepts which have no sanctions behind them. So it is to be understood very clearly that the basic concept of Islam in regard to the human rights is based upon equality, dignity and respect for humankind. The objective of this paper will be “Whether Islam is compatible with human rights in general, and with the Declaration of Human Rights in particular”, which has been both a Muslim issue and a concern of the international community.
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