Islam – human rights



In 1948, the United Nations (UN) adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), which stipulates that human rights should be universal to all (qtd. in Lindkvist 431). The declaration formed the basis of how various human rights should be observed and implemented all over the world (Saeed 42). This declaration and its ensuing relationship with Islam offer a broad-spectrum discussion in light of human rights. The point is that the UN declaration was met with opposition by Islamic nations around the world, who argued that it was against the Islamic teachings. Although Islam opposed the UN charter on human rights, the basic teachings of the religion bestow extensive rights to all, through the doctrine of fair treatment.