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Benefit: True "Human Rights" Are Legislated by Allāh, the All-Knowing

In the Name of Allāh, the Ever Merciful, the Bestower of Mercy

The topic of "Human Rights" is often championed in the speech of democrats. However, what are true human rights? Has not the Lord of the world decreed justices and rights for all of his creation? Do Muslims need to incorporate new, man-made concepts and laws into their belief system? Has not the religion and all its rights been laid out clearly for us by the All-Knowing? 

Shaykh Ṣāliḥ ibn Saʿd al-Suḥaymī (hafiẓahullāh) states: 

When Islām ruled the world, and when the strength and power were with the Muslims, and when Islām was in the state of superiority hundreds of years or so ago, then the world was led with justice, and the world was led with goodness, and the world was led with safety, security, and objectivity, all of those matters that the people call today "human rights," Islām gathered them, Islām put them in the proper place, Islām reserved them and preserved them without ifraat or tafreet - meaning, without exaggeration in either direction - without exaggeration in extremeness or in shortness. 

As Allāh says in [the] Qurʾān: 

"Thus We have made you [true Muslims - real believers of Islamic Monotheism, true followers of Prophet Muḥammad (ṣallallāhu ʿalayhi wa-sallam) and his Sunnah (legal ways)], a Wasat (just) (and the best) nation, that you be witnesses over mankind and the Messenger (Muḥammad ṣallallāhu ʿalayhi wa-sallam) be a witness over you" [al-Baqarah 2:143].

And the Prophet (ṣallallāhu ʿalayhi wa-sallam) stated: "Give glad tidings and make things easy for the people, and do not make things hard."

And the Prophet (ṣallallāhu ʿalayhi wa-sallam) said: "This dīn (religion) is easy, and no one goes to extremes in it except that it overcomes him." 

So he (sallʿaláhu ʿalayhi wa-sallam) said: "Seek help by doing actions of good deeds in the morning and evening, and something at night.1"   

So were the Muslims to put into practice this dīn, were they to actually to act upon its dictates, were they to follow Qurʾān and Sunnah without any extremeness or without any type of slacking or lacking, then they would be upon that which is sound, and they could guide everyone else amongst the creation. 

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[1] Meaning: the prayers at night etc.
Taken from the audio: Advice to Those Who Want to be on the Straight Path by Shaykh Ṣāliḥ al-Suḥaymī

Tags: Īmān, Allāh, Taqwá

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