HUMAN RIGHTS IN ISLAM AND THE WEST HUMAN RIGHTS IN ISLAM AND THE WEST (THE LAST SERMON OF THE PROPHET AND UDHR)

  • Riaz Ahmad Saeed
Keywords: Introduction to the human rights, Islamic and western claims , Background of the UDHR and the Last Sermon, Human rights in the UDHR and the Last sermon, comparison of the UDHR and the last sermon of the Holy Prophet and conclusions etc

Abstract

Human Rights have become the most significant issue of modern history in Muslim and Western perspectives. It can generally be defined as “those rights that are inherent in human nature and without which human beings cannot live a decent life”. There is a basic difference between Islamic and Western concepts of human rights. According to Islamic claim, Almighty Allah has granted human rights to human beings due to his honour and dignity. Western human rights are acquired after a long and endurable human struggle and demands. Another important difference is that in Islam the source of human rights is divine revelation
(Wahi) but in the West, the source of human rights is the human mind and experience. This article provides an overview and comparison of human rights from Islamic and Western perspectives as a concept and a practice in the perspective of the Last Sermon of the Prophet and the UDHR. I hope it will be proved an excellent struggle for those who are interested in committed to the cause of human rights and establishing Justice, peaceful, tolerant, and model humane societies throughout the Globe. It will be introduced the readers to some of the themes of Human Rights in the Light of UDHR and the Last Sermon of the Prophet towards creating a better understanding and awareness about human rights in modern societies. This article elaborates and analyzes the definition,
approaches to human rights, human rights in the UDHR and the last sermon of the prophet, and the analytical comparison of two documents.

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Published
2021-07-18