RIGHT TO EQUALITY(A Comparative Study of Law and Surah of Mohammad (S.A.W.))

  • Atique Tahir
Keywords: equality, rights, society, islam


The protection of Human rights is generally recognized to be a fundamental right. The importance of human rights can be judged simply on this basis that there are diversified views of the leaders of the world regarding almost every issue about life and its concern. However, they agree in principle that human rights should be respected. Human Right has utmost importance in the minds of sages and philosophers in every period of human history. It received almost universal recognition by all societies and people of all creeds, particularly in the contemporary world as a dominant human rights ideology. Human rights norms are adopted and responded by them in this regard. The chief mission of every religion is to inculcate the sense of morality and dignity in the mind of man. The religion of Islam, and the sayings and conduct of its Messenger, in particular, lay great emphasis on the development of character and dignity of a person. Even a cursory glance at the contents of the Islamic ideology indicates that the Quran1 and the Sunnah2 have dealt in depth with nearly every aspect of human rights. Islam is not a piece of spiritual decoration only. It is a complete and practical code of life meant to guide men in all areas of organized human existence. The present study investigates different aspects and dimensions of Right to Life in the light of sayings and conduct of the last Messenger of Allah Muhammad (S.A.W), along with its comparison with the law and western approaches to it.