Authors : Abdel Wadoud Moustafa Moursi El-Seoudi
Abstract: Islam has secured several rights and guarantees for non-Muslims who live in the Muslim society. Allah The Almighty has enjoined Muslims to observe these rights in the Noble Quran. Moreover, Prophet Muhammad (Peace and blessings be upon him) has secured several rights and guarantee for non-Muslims who live in Muslim countries. These guarantees aim to achieve security and safety for non-Muslims who live in a Muslim country. Also, they aim to attain preserving human rights and achieve complete freedom for the non-Muslims in the Muslim states. The rights of non-Muslims that Islam has secured are six in general: Freedom of belief; safety of the non-Muslims places of worship in the Muslim countries; freedom of practicing the acts of worship; good relationship and kind treatment; observing justice in dealing with them and protecting them from oppression and social solidarity. This research will touch upon these six rights in detail pointing out the evidences of the Quran and honorable prophetic Sunnah as well as the opinions of the jurisprudence scholars of Islam.
Abdel Wadoud Moustafa Moursi El-Seoudi , 2012. Rights of non-Muslims in the Muslim Society. The Social Sciences, 7: 791-796.