Human rights in Islam are determinedly embedded in the belief that God, and God alone, is the Law Giver and the Source of all human rights. Due to their Celestial origin, no ruler, government, assembly or power can curb or violate in any way the human rights bestowed by God, nor can they be renunciation. The Western people have the habit of ascribing every good thing to themselves and try to demonstrate that it is because of them that the world got this blessing, otherwise the world was abducted in ignorance and completely unaware of all these benefits. Now let us look at the question of human rights. As far as my knowledge goes the Westerners had no concept of human rights and citizen rights before the seventeenth century. Even after the seventeenth century the thinkers and the intellectuals on jurisprudence though presented these ideas, the practical proof and demonstration of these concepts can only be found at the end of the eighteenth century in the declarations and constitutions of America and France. The second point which I would like to clarify at the very outset is that when we speak of human rights in Islam we really mean that these rights have been granted by God; they have not been granted by any king or by any law-making assembly. The rights given by the kings or the judicial assemblies, can also be withdrawn in the same manner in which they are bestowed. But since in Islam human rights have been conferred by God, no legislative assembly in the world, or any government on earth has the right or authority to make any change or adjustment in the rights conferred by God. This paper will reveal that after thorough comparative study of the Sharia law and Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union has proved that all these news shown things are not new but already given all these rights in Islam to its citizen centuries ago.
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