In the Name of Allaah, the Most Gracious, the Ever Merciful…
Question: What are the five basic human rights, or essentials, that Allaah safeguarded for the people through the message and mission of each and every prophet He sent?
Answer: They are as follows:
- Ad-Deen (The Religion)
- An-Nafs (Physical Safety)
- An-Nasl, or An-Nasab (Ancestry and Lineage)
- Al-‘Aql (Intellect)
- Al-Maal (Property)
Question: What is the proof for these five basic human rights?
Answer: They are based on the scholars’ istiqraa’ (extracting something from the generality of the entire message) of not only the Quran and the Sunnah, but also from the previous legislations as well.
Question: Are they mentioned specifically in the Quran?
Answer: Yes, they have been mentioned in Soorah al-An’aam [6:151-152]:
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