A True Vision of Human Rights in Islam

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Bibliographic Information
Journal Al-Basirah
Title A True Vision of Human Rights in Islam
Author(s) Tahir, Atique, Attaullah Mahmood Wattoo
Volume 2
Issue 2
Year 2013
Pages 1-20
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Keywords Human Rights, Divine Rules, ethical & legal basis
Chicago 16th Tahir, Atique, Attaullah Mahmood Wattoo. "A True Vision of Human Rights in Islam." Al-Basirah 2, no. 2 (2013).
APA 6th Tahir, A., Wattoo, A. M. (2013). A True Vision of Human Rights in Islam. Al-Basirah, 2(2).
MHRA Tahir, Atique, Attaullah Mahmood Wattoo. 2013. 'A True Vision of Human Rights in Islam', Al-Basirah, 2.
MLA Tahir, Atique, Attaullah Mahmood Wattoo. "A True Vision of Human Rights in Islam." Al-Basirah 2.2 (2013). Print.
Harvard TAHIR, A., WATTOO, A. M. 2013. A True Vision of Human Rights in Islam. Al-Basirah, 2.

Abstract

If one accepts the premise of the Old Testament that Adam was created in the image of God, this implies that the divine stamp gives human beings a high value of worth. In similar vein, the Quran says: Surely we have accorded dignity to the Sons of Man. So too, in the Bhagavad-Gita: Who sees his Lord Within every creature deathlessly dwelling amidst the mortal: That man sees truly. Put another way, in a religious context, every human being is considered sacred. Believing in a common universal Divine force, which gives rise to a common humanity and from this flows a universality of certain rights. Since the rights stem from a divine source, they are inalienable by mortal authority. This concept is found not only in the Judaeo-Christian tradition but in Islam in its more advanced and wider perspective. The present study is an attempt to provide an epilogue on human rights given in the Qur’an and Sunnah. It is an in-depth analysis of Human Rights and dignity of person, encompassing its various dimensions. The study is an attempt to understand the true philosophy of human rights in Islam. It aims at providing an ethical and legal basis for the realization of implementation of human rights in the world states in general and in the Muslim states in particular.

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