Praise be to Allaah.
The Muslim should not be
deceived by the so called western and European “human rights” organizations,
because although they outwardly appear to support the oppressed and to take
a stance against torture and undermining of human dignity in prisons and
detention centres – which in general terms are good ideas – they also play
other roles, and support other principles which are aimed at destroying the
family, and opening the door to slander against Islam and the Prophet
(peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him), and all his fellow-Prophets.
They are opposed to the rule of sharee’ah which enjoins hadd punishments
such as stoning for the adulterer, execution for the apostate and cutting
off the hand for the thief, becoming part of legislation and being
implemented, which is in fact very rare. These organizations are also
opposed to the shar’i rulings that have to do with women, such as the
necessity of her wali’s consent for marriage, the command to observe hijab,
and the prohibition on her mixing, in addition to other principles where
they claim that they want to liberate man from religious obligations and to
make man free in the way he conducts his affairs, not restricted by good
morals or sublime shar’i rulings.
To sum up what these
organizations promote: it is that man should be able to do whatever he
wants, no matter how perverse. They support lesbians, homosexuals and
bisexuals, and religious deviance. They regard it as a human right to
disbelieve in whatever religions one wants and to express one’s opinion –
even about the Prophets – without any fear or shame, and they also support
the liberation of woman from the control of her father, husband or religion.
There follow some of the
articles of the Universal Declaration on Human Rights, which was approved by
the United Nations on 10/12/1948 CE, which we are quoting from their
Everyone is entitled to all
the rights and freedoms set forth in this Declaration, without distinction
of any kind, such as race, colour, sex, language, religion, political or
other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status.
Everyone has the right to
freedom of thought, conscience and religion; this right includes freedom to
change his religion or belief, and freedom, either alone or in community
with others and in public or private, to manifest his religion or belief in
teaching, practice, worship and observance.
Everyone has the right to
freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold
opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information
and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers.
These so called rights and
freedoms which they call for all people to enjoy regardless of religion make
the monotheist and the polytheist equally entitled to these rights and
freedoms, so the slave of Allaah and the slave of the Shaytaan are placed on
the same level, and every worshipper of rocks, idols or people is given the
complete right and freedom to enjoy his kufr and heresy. This is contrary to
the laws of Allaah in this world and the Hereafter.
Allaah says (interpretation
of the meaning):
“Shall We then treat the
Muslims (believers of Islamic Monotheism, doers of righteous deeds) like the
Mujrimoon (criminals, polytheists and disbelievers)?
36. What is the matter
with you? How judge you?”
[al-Qalam 68:35, 36]
“Shall We treat those
who believe (in the Oneness of Allaah
Islamic Monotheism) and do righteous good deeds as Mufsidoon (those who
associate partners in worship with Allaah and commit crimes) on earth? Or
shall We treat the Muttaqoon (the pious) as the Fujjaar (criminals,
disbelievers, the wicked)?”
“Is then he who is a
believer like him who is a Faasiq (disbeliever and disobedient to Allaah)?
Not equal are they”
It is a call to abolish the
ruling on apostasy, and to openly flaunt the principles of kufr and heresy.
It is a call to open the door to everyone who wants to criticize Islam or
the Prophet of Islam Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon
him) and to have the freedom to criticize and express oneself with no
These are corrupt
principles. Even if they suit their lives, values and religion, they do not
suit us and they are contrary to our pure sharee’ah, which brought rulings
that are suited to individuals and societies, and establish noble morals,
and protect minds, honour, physical well being and wealth, and show people
the religion which Allaah loves and is pleased with.
Everyone has the right to
life, liberty and security of person.
It is from this Article
that the calls of these organizations come to protect criminals against
execution, and started to give bad publicity to the nations which carry out
the hadd punishments of Allaah by stoning married adulterers and executing
bandits and those who spread mischief in the land. Now these organizations
proudly claim that they have convinced many nations to abolish the death
penalty for killers, rapists and criminals. This is contrary to sound human
nature, reason and sharee’ah, and it is a message that gives peace of mind
to those criminals that their lives will never be lost because of their
deeds, which is a way of spreading mischief on earth.
They claim that the
individual has the right to life and liberty, even if it is a bestial life,
and even if that freedom leads to corruption, sicknesses and loss of
security for the family and society.
Men and women of full age,
without any limitation due to race, nationality or religion, have the right
to marry and to found a family. They are entitled to equal rights as to
marriage, during marriage and at its dissolution.
This article annuls the
role of the woman’s guardian (wali) which is to protect the woman’s rights
in marriage, and to help his daughter or sister to make a good choice, and
to ask about the religious commitment and character of the suitor. It is by
His wisdom that Allaah has prescribed this. If marriage was left up to the
woman without her guardian’s consent, you would see most girls marrying
those who enchant them of the wolves of men, who are eager to rob them of
their chastity then throw them aside.
They also give the wife the
same rights of divorce as the husband has. This is something that causes
women to turn against their husbands and leads to the break up of their
families. The one who knows the nature of men and women will not be able to
agree to such nonsense. Western families are not so intact that we can say:
Look at how they were destroyed. The call for homosexual rights and the
rights of women to form any relationship she wants and women’s rights in
marriage and divorce – what families can be built on such shaky foundations?
It is worth noting that
these organizations are used for political purposes to put pressure on the
Muslim states that care about virtue, modesty and morals, or that apply all
or some of the rulings of sharee’ah. Some Muslim nations have abolished the
death penalty, and they have introduced strict laws about marriage at an
early age for both genders, but they pay attention to woman’s rights to
khula’ and maintenance, etc, which causes widespread mischief and evil in
many areas of life.