12th June 2020

‘Islam gave to mankind an ideal code of human rights fourteen centuries ago. These rights aim at conferring honour and dignity on mankind and eliminating exploitation, oppression and injustice. It exalts justice as a universal value through which human beings must relate to one another and forbids the oppression of all people. Human rights in Islam are firmly rooted in the belief that Allah, and Allah alone, is the law giver and the source of all human rights. Due to their Divine origin, no ruler, government, assembly or authority can curtail or violate in any way the human rights conferred by Allah, nor can they be surrendered. However be careful and recognise; injustice cannot be corrected by further injustice but by justice. Wrongs must be righted. So deal equally with all and stand with the oppressed. Stop the hand of the oppressor not with a sword of rage, but by a shield of peace. Seek refuge and fulfilment in Allah, not under the oppressor’s wing. Juma Mubarak.’ Shaykh Tahir


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