Islam Underlines Need to Respect Others’ Rights  

13:28 - August 17, 2022
News ID: 3480131
TEHRAN (IQNA) – Respecting other people’s rights and maintaining their dignity are among issues that Islam attaches importance to and it can be said that they are some of the major social issues emphasized in the Quran.

Islam Underlines Need to Respect Others’ Rights  


In an Islamic society, the rights and interests of all people is respected and no one is allowed to violate others’ properties, life, and reputation. There are many rules and commandments in the Quran and in Hadiths aimed at preventing any infringement on others’ rights.

The Holy Quran calls the faithful one another’s brother: “Believers are indeed brothers, therefore make things right among your two brothers and fear Allah, so that you will be subject to mercy.” (Surah Al-Hujurat, verse 10) Being like brothers will have many good outcomes in society, the least being the possibility to make things right among members of the society.

In many other verses of the Surah the emphasis on maintaining people’s dignity is seen. For example in verse 11, it says: “Believers, do not let people mock other people who may be better than themselves. Do not let women mock women, who may be better than themselves. Do not find fault with one another, nor abuse one another with nicknames. An evil name is disobedience after belief. Those who do not repent are the harmdoers.”

It is a fundamental principle in the school of the Holy Quran that the dignity of people should be respected and maintained.

In this verse, God also forbids finding faults with one another and defaming others. The Holy Quran does not remain silent about such behaviors that run counter to ethical principles.