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Human Rights inspired by Prophet of mercy : Prophet Muhammad

Abuse of human rights continues to this day and Muhammad witnessed similar injustices in seventh century Arabia. Racism, oppression, female infanticide, exploitation of the weak -- Muhammad denounced them all and fought against inhumane practices that had become part of a decaying system. In their place he championed freedom, equality, and justice for everyone. "Assist any person who is oppressed, whether he is Muslim or not," he instructed. He made formal agreements with the Christians of Najran and the Jews of Medina promising full protection. The contract with the latter stated they had 'support and the same equal rights as any one of us.' His commitment to justice was such that the Medina Jews asked Muhammad to deal with their cases, which he did according to Jewish law.

Muhammad's principles of safeguarding human rights were applied throughout Muslim lands. Those of other faiths enjoyed protection and control over their places of worship and the freedom to pe…

Prophet Muhammad by Islam4mankind weekly Radio part 3