Human Rights in Islam: Individual’s Rights of Freedom

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Introduction In the name of Allah, the Compassionate, the Merciful. "And those who follow the Messenger, the unlettered Prophet, whom they find mentioned in the Torah and the Gospel, bidding them to do what is right and forbidding them what is wrong, making lawful for them the good (things), and forbidding for them the corrupt (things) and relieving them of their burdens, and the fetters that were upon them. Those who believe in him and honor him, and help him and follow the light while has been sent down with him - those are they the successful." Holy Qur 'an (7:157) Submission to the will and laws of Allah is the source of all freedom. It liberates the mind, soul, and behavior from the evil influences of the world. It helps…show more content…
Without free will and its adherent responsibility and commitment there could be neither reward nor punishment. "And stop them, for they shall be questioned." Holy Qur 'an (37:24) "And We have made every man 's actions to cling to his neck, and We will bring forth to him on the Resurrection Day a book which he will find wide open. Read your book; your own self is sufficient as a reckoner against you this Day." Holy Qur 'an (17:13-14) Because Islam insists that man has free will because that is the way that Allah created him. It allows him to express this freedom and to practise it within the limits of commitment and responsibility and self control. Man has an obligation to choose the path of righteousness, and to safeguard his freedom and that of others. Because Islam grants free will, it is expected that man will use it to further his knowledge in all areas which help in the improvement of the human lot on this earth. Otherwise, freedom may become a tool of destruction, annihilation and doctrinal deviation. Man is urged, by Islam, to consider the physical and spiritual welfare of others in all his endeavors. This prevents freedom from being turned into a dictatorship, exploiting other 's inalienable rights to share in nature 's natural resources. Political freedom in Islam is a means of leading mankind to justice, goodness and peace. It guarantees and protects

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