Recently, extremists entitled “ISIS” have been committing unusual behaviors, including persecution, severe punishment, killing, slanting, and burning people alive in the name of Islam. These aggressions are committed against non-Muslims, e.g. Christians and Yazidis, for no reason but believing in other creeds. Furthermore, they act as the exponent of Sunnah, persecuting Muslims of different sects as well. Thus, an inquiry emerges as follows: is the term "Human Rights" in general, and freedom of worship in particular, as principles, confined to mankind of Western origin, or is it rooted in Islam as a first handler? Proceeding on this paper; it is become clear that “Human Rights” is not an outcome of western civilization, but it is deeply rooted from the Holy faiths and particularly among the fundamentals of the Islamic Faith about twelve centuries earlier than the West addressed the issue. Returning to true Islamic faith; Holy Qur’ān and the Prophetic Sunnah are full of several evidences which reject any illegal persecution to Muslims/non-Muslims alike. On the contrary, there are clear evidences ensuring Islamic faith’s tolerance and forgiveness with dissidents and the disbelievers. Typically, freedom of worship is a fundamental right for mankind in Islam.
This research aims at:
- Ensuring that Islam reflects the origin of “Human Rights”, especially the freedom of worship.
- Highlighting Islam's innocence of aggressive behaviors of the extremists
- Spreading the concepts of orthodox "true" Islamic faith.
- Facilitating the erection of truth bridges between Islam and the West.
"Freedom of Worship as warranted in Islam - in light of Manuscripts and Documents (Historical and Archaeological Study),"
Journal of the General Union of Arab Archaeologists: Vol. 3
, Article 2.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.aaru.edu.jo/jguaa/vol3/iss1/2