Islamic Idea of Human Rights

Muhammad Shafiq Ahmad


The idea of human rights has a formidable conceptual problem. It
means different things in different ideologies. This article discusses briefly the
idea o f human rights in Islamic ideology, after mentioning some other
theories relating to the idea of human rights. It also discusses sources of and
methodology for human rights in Islam, the notion o f Haqq (right) in
Islamic law, its classifications, the idea o f Haqq as fundamental rights,
some human rights contents o f the Qu r’an and the Sunnah, the role o f
the Sunnah to validate written constitutionalism and fundamental
rights in Islamic law etc. It thus endeavours to argue that Islam has
necessary legal arrangements to meet human rights problems.

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