• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

Human Rights in Islam

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

A man named Ali once said: "May God have mercy upon the person who services a right and removes a wrong, or refutes an injustice and establishes justice" In this quote, Ali speaks of the rights of fellow Muslims, proving to us the importance of justice in Islam. Islam has outlined some universal fundamental rights for humanity as a whole, irrespective of whether they belong to the Islamic community or not. So to begin with, let us first understand what exactly is meant by human rights in Islam. When we speak of these rights, we speak of the rights that have been granted by none other than Allah. They are a part of the Islamic faith, and every person who claims himself to be a Muslim will have to recognize them. As for those who fail to enforce them, Allah says in the Holy Quran in Chapter Maideh Verse 44, "Those who do not judge by what God has sent down are the disbelievers." Now that we have understood what is meant by human rights, let us go into more detail about these rights. ...read more.

Middle

Why are there SO many people inflicted with all sorts of diseases, that in the west would be cured instantly with the available medical supplies, yet over there, are ignored? What has happened to these people and their rights? Why have these basic human rights been violated and trampled on? Has too much of our money been wasted on DKNY bags or Chanel perfumes to spare some for those more in need of it? Have we been paying too much attention to celebrity news, to notice what is happening to those less fortunate? Or have we just been too occupied with our studies and exams, which we obviously are so grateful for and have never complained about? Or maybe, just maybe, it is out of our selfishness that we are so blinded to the obvious. But if we begin to take notice, if we get up and make a move, we can make a difference, and we can begin to save lives. Giving charity all the time is a great thing to do, but is it enough? ...read more.

Conclusion

This verse shows us that those in need of our wealth, have every right to it, and we should willingly give it. The Prophet although not wealthy, used to always help those in need, yet we abandon our Islamic duties, and do nothing to help? The least that we can do today is to be grateful for what we have, and to appreciate the blessings Allah has given us...to appreciate that we have families, education, and that we have roofs on top of us. As for giving money to those that need it, Imam Ali says "do not feel ashamed for giving little, because refusal is smaller than that." However little you have to give, give it, because that is better than doing nothing at all. We are all equal, so why should one of us be deprived of rights that Allah has given us? Let us help establish justice, and bring peace to the world. Let us try and give back these people their rights. Let us help. Let us speak. Let us make the future a better place. Let us begin, today. ?? ?? ?? ?? ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE Miscellaneous section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related GCSE Miscellaneous essays

  1. Islamiyat Notes. Major teaching in the hadiths of the Prophet

    Abu Bakr sent Ikramah and Shurabhil to fight against Musailmah but they were defeated one after the other. It was at this critical stage that Hazrat Abu Bakr send Khalid bin Walid to fight against Musailma. Musailma retreated to a fortified garden and the Muslim army followed him.

  2. Islamiyat Notes. Surah al Anaam (Ch. 6 : Vs. 101-103)These verses of Surah al ...

    Saqeef, the second largest tribe in Arabia, populated Taif. As he began his journey, he was full of hope that if they responded favorably it would signify a new phase in the history of Islam. In Taif, the Holy Prophet(S)

  1. Progressive vs. Regressive Trends in Islam

    Citizens of other regions are allowed to have many freedoms and don't have to fear losing a hand or worse if they commit a crime. An area where they might not be so regressive, or at least they are just as regressive as any other region, is their willingness to attack back at a group that has wronged them.

  2. Ramadan Coursework GCSE Reliogious Studies Education

    The Prophet Muhammad also fasted, and Muslims try to follow his teachings: 'Ibn 'Umar reported that people saw the new moon (of Ramadan). So I informed the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) that I had seen the new moon.

  1. Islam, Wealth & Poverty.

    We can do this in many ways but the most common way is through money. This is the reason for zakat. Allah gave us wealth. It is not ours; therefore, we should share Allah's possession with everyone else. Islam encourages believers to seek wealth and power because they are necessary for decent living of human kind: - 17:70.

  2. Muhammad In Islam

    In my opinion that I think that it was easier for strangers to believe that he was the prophet as they might have seen him doing good things but the family might have not been with him all the time.

  1. Islam and human relations

    When women are covered completely, they are in what is called 'purdah'. The 'chador' gives complete privacy. Most Muslim women however, prefer to wear the 'hajib' meaning 'veil'. The hajib is a scarf worn over the head and shoulders covering their hair.

  2. Religious studies - Ramadan coursework

    Ramadan gives Muslims the chance to appreciate the fact that it is Allah who sustains and is responsible for all life on Earth. This reminds them that their life is totally dependant on Him, and they should be thankful for this.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work