Nobody is allowed to take pride, nor degrade others on the basis of

  • Skin color
  • Amount of wealth or possessions
  • Rank
  • Social status
  • Lineage or pedigree

Mankind is judged based on moral stability, and the way one portrays their obligations to Allah and His creations.

The entire human race is one family. The division into nations, social groups, and communities of all sizes and races are meant only to organise, identify, and learn about another.

Human Rights in Islam

  • Rights of the Almighty God
  • Rights of the prophet
  • Rights of parents
  • Rights of husbands
  • Rights of wives
  • Rights of children
  • Rights of neighbours
  • Rights of animals
  • Rights of properties (churches, temples, mosques, etc.)
  • Rights of the environment

Human Rights in the Qur'an

O’mankind, we have created you from a male and a female and made you tribes, so that you may identify each other. Surely Allah is all knowing, all aware.
(Chapter 49, Verse 13)

The verse teaches us the basis of an all comprehensive principle of human equality, namely that all human beings have been created from a single male (Adam) and a single female (Eve).

This testimony, along with authentic prophetic traditions, affirms that all humans have been declared equal in the sight of Allah. Since Allah declares that the most noble “is the one who is pious”, the following principles of equality can also be derived:

The Islamic spirituality and Human Rights

The highest aim of spirituality is to make other humans happy, satisfied, and content while bearing a broken heart within oneself. To sacrifice one’s own inner peace in order to create a more peaceful world for others is the highest aim of Islamic spirituality.

The lowest aim of spirituality, or the minimum, is to not hurt others when one cannot bring them happiness in a way that would be beneficial.