Islamic system of human rights is unique: Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri

Addressing a spiritual session on the topic of “Removal of apprehensions about Islam Law”, Shaykh-ul-Islam Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri said that questions arise in the mind of the modern-day youth about the practicality and relevance of Islam to the contemporary age, given the fact that life has undergone tremendous changes politically, socially, culturally, and scientifically. Doubts grip the youth as to how the teachings of Islam that originated some 1400 years ago, could steer us out in the 21st century.

He said that Islam, being a practical code of life, presented solutions to the problems for all times to come. Those espousing the cause of women and human rights should know that Islam gave comprehensive rights to women in a society where they used to be buried alive. The West enfranchised the women in 1920s but in the period of rightly guided Caliphs, the women were appointed as ambassadors to other empires and countries in addition to being members of consultative councils. He said that the sister of Sultan Salahuddin Ayubi was the governor of a province. Islam also gave all rights to minorities like Muslims and gave them constitutional and religious guarantee. He said that Islam is a message of peace and love and no person could be allowed to issue religious edicts in the name of Jihad and Caliphate.