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Human Rights and Justice

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  • mawro
    What you are about to read might sound unusual but it could be very enlightened. =========================== Human Rights and Justice in Islam Islam provides
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      What you are about to read might sound unusual but it could be very
      enlightened.

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      Human Rights and Justice in Islam
      Islam provides many human rights for the individual. The following are some
      of these human rights that Islam protects.
      The life and property of all citizens in an Islamic state are considered
      sacred, whether a person is Muslim or not. Islam also protects honor. So,
      in Islam, insulting others or making fun of them is not allowed. 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.
      (Quran, 49:13)
      Islam rejects certain individuals or nations being favored because of their
      wealth, power, or race. God created human beings as equals who are to be
      distinguished from each other only on the basis of their faith and piety.
      The Prophet Muhammad 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 today is racism. The developed
      world can send a man to the moon but cannot stop man from hating and
      fighting his fellow man. Ever since the days of the Prophet Muhammad ,
      Islam has provided a vivid example of how 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 come 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 should even be just with those who we hate, 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 Muhammad said: {People, beware of injustice, for injustice
      shall be darkness on the Day of Judgment.}
      And those who have not gotten their rights (i.e. what they have a just
      claim to) in this life will receive them on the Day of Judgment, as the
      Prophet said: {On the Day of Judgment,
      rights will be given to those to whom they are due (and wrongs will be
      redressed)...}

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      For more information about Islam

      http://www.freewebtown.com/alsalam/1.html
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