HUMAN RIGHTS IN ISLAM AND THE WEST: A COMPARATIVE STUDY

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Abu Saddat Nurullah

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One of the basic necessities of life is human rights. To live together in the society, human being requires enjoying their rights in every walks of their life. There have been the doctrine of human rights prescribed by Western or secular perspective, and also by Islamic viewpoint. This paper argues that the principle of human rights prescribed by Islam is the best compare to Western perspective of human rights. At the same time, this paper briefly illustrates the rights enjoyed by both Muslims and non-Muslims in Islamic perspective.

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