12 Jul 2024

Rights of non-Muslims in Islam

Rights of non-Muslims in Islam


Atif Hussain
Atif Hussain works as a Publishing manager for a leading Islamic publisher. With a background in teaching and education, Atif has a passion for inspiring the next generation of Muslims to become good role models in society.

Rights of non-Muslims in Islam

Rights Of Non- Muslims represent the true image of Islam. There are multiple Haqooq Ul Ibad (Rights Of People) in Islam. These Haqooq Ul Ibad also contain the rights of Non-Muslims. Islam is the religion of peace and harmony, and the last Holy Prophet (P.B.U.H) was a blessing for Muslims & Non-Muslims. Let’s find out more about the rights of Non- Muslims in Islam.

Rights Of Non- Muslims

Allah has created human beings from Adam & Eve. Above all, Islam gives priority to humanity. Hazrat Muhammad(P.B.U.H) was very kind and generous. The Holy Prophet(P.B.U.H) always respects elders, loves children, and exchange trade with non- Muslims too. Of course, Islam provides great moral and cultural values to its followers.

“O mankind! We created you from a single (pair) of a male and a female, and made you into Nations and Tribes”

Above all, Islam is a complete code of Life. Allah has defined each and everything, including all rules and regulations in the Holy book. We can get all information about the rights of non–Muslims in Islam Undoubtedly, they help us understand Islam with a wider concept, especially regarding the rights of Non- Muslims.

Rights Of Non- Muslims In Islam

The following are the basic rights of Non- Muslims in Islam.


The culture of Islam is based on strong foundations, which include rules and regulations about everything. Besides, there is strict punishment in Islam for working against the laws of Islam. According to the teachings of Islam, every human being should be treated with justice. Muslims are ordered strictly to deal with justice, even with non-Muslims.

“The Prophet of Mercy said: Beware! Whosoever oppresses a Mujahid (i.e. Non-Muslim living in Muslim land with agreement) or snatches (any of) his rights or causes him pain which he cannot bear, or takes anything from him without his permission, Then “I WILL FIGHT AGAINST SUCH A (MUSLIM) ON THE DAY OF JUDGEMENT”[Sunnan Abu Dawud, Volume No. 3, Page No. 170, Hadith No. 3052]

Non-Muslims are important members of the Society. Importantly, we as Muslims must impress them with the positivity of our religion. Above all, Islam is the best religion for humanity and mankind. Besides, we need to show the real values of our religion through our actions.

“Indeed, Allah commands you to render trusts to whom they are due and when you judge between people to judge with justice. Excellent is that which Allah instructs you. Indeed, Allah is ever Hearing and Seeing.”[Quran, 4:58]

Make sure non-Muslims must feel secure and safe in Muslim society. Unquestionably, we can attract them with our great moral values. Justice creates balance in society, and that’s why Islam always prefers justice, even for non- Muslims.

Basic Rights Of Human Being

Non-Muslims can enjoy the basic rights of human beings with freedom under Islamic culture. Islam is a religion of peace for all the world. Our Holy Prophet(P.B.U.H) was a blessing and mercy for all the World. We have multiple examples in which the Holy Prophet treats Non – Muslims with love and patience, even with their enemies.

The Non- Muslims were impressed with the honesty and character of the Holy Prophet(P.B.U.H). The Holy Prophet used to care about the rights of the following Muslims. Non- Muslims can enjoy the following right under Islam.

  • Food
  • Shelter
  • Business
  • Trading
  • Religious Rights
  • Voting Rights
  • Educational Rights
  • Citizenship Rights
  • Don’t Kill Non-Muslims
  • Don’t cheat them
  • Never disgrace or disrespect them

Rights Of Non–Muslims Enemies

Islam is a religion of peace and brotherhood however doesn’t allow Non-Muslims to work against Islam. Muslims are brave and fight for the glory of Islam with the name of Allah. Above all, Muslims love to fight for the glory of Islam as there is a glorious reward for fighting for Allah.

Islam doesn’t believe in killing non- Muslims, and there are specified rules of war/fighting in Islam. Above all, Muslims try their best to avoid war however don’t compromise on the religion.

  • Don’t Mutilate the dead bodies of Non- Muslims.
  • Muslims are warned to don’t kill a child of Non- Muslims during the war.
  • They are also not allowed to kill women or old men.
  • Additionally, Muslims cannot burn trees, crops, or any food, especially fruitful trees.
  • Don’t disgrace religious preachers or Holy Places.
  • Don’t kill the enemy who surrenders during the fighting.
  • Show mercy with the prisoners.
  • Take care of the rights of prisoners.

Muslim soldiers are obliged to follow the right of the prisoner and follow the Muslim’s code of conduct about the war. In fact, Muslims must only fight for the glory of Islam. They will get unlimited reward and heaven for Jihad in the way of Allah.

Non- Muslims Religious Rights

There are multiple other religions in this world. Islam is the best religion. Every Muslim tries to invite others towards the righteous path however Muslims don’t force others.

Importantly, Non-Muslims can perform their religious rituals under the safety of Muslims. The Muslims also protect them and give them religious freedom, however, allow nothing against Islam.

In olden times, Muslims take tax or Fidyah from the Non- Muslims and they protect all the rights of Non- Muslims. Above all, Muslims don’t force non- Muslims to change their religion and in Islam, Muslims are used to protect the religious places of non- Muslims.

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