By IMAM FEISAL ABDUL RAUF
Excerpted from- WISE Up- Knowledge ends Extremism 2017
Muslim legal scholars unanimously agree that the overarching objective of Islamic law is to help realize the best interest of human beings in this life and the next. As such, scholars derived the “objectives of Shari’ah” (maqasid al-Shari’ah): six rights of all human beings that Islamic law should protect and promote. The concepts of al-adamiyyah (that we are all children of Adam) and huquq al-adamiyyin (the rights of humans) are indigenous Shari’ah concepts comparable to “natural rights” and “human rights.” According to these principles, people are granted rights and protections by virtue of their humanity rather than their belief in Islam.