HUQOOQ UL IBAD AND HAQOOQ ALLAH

HUQOOQ UL IBAD

Rights owed to fellow men or humanity

HAQOOQ ALLAH

Rights of Allah—such as prayers, fasting, etc.

Our Holy Quran was revealed to us for our guidance with Man as its Subject. With this blessing to mankind, we Muslims have been invited to the right path.

Allah said ” You are the best of peoples, evolved for mankind, enjoining what is right, forbidding what is wrong, and believing in Allah. 3/110

Haqooq ul Allah and Haqooq ul Ibaad are the two most important aspects in a life of a Muslim to complete his Faith. Haqooq Ul Ibaad is the duty we owe to mankind, the rights of every Muslim on the other Muslim. A Muslim who fulfills the ” Haqooq Ul Allah” will also fulfill the ‘ Haqooq ul Ibaad ” these are two different things but still intertwined.

AMAR BIL MAROOF (ENJOINING THE RIGHT) & NAHI ANIL MUNKAR (FORBIDDING THE WRONG.)

A Muslim must himself be good and must also encourage others to do good, and he must strive for the welfare of society. This duty is called – Amar Bil Maroof, which means enjoining the right. A Muslim must also refrain from sins and must try to prevent sins and corruption from occurring in the society and this duty is called – Nahi Anil Munkar(forbidding the wrong.) Amar Bil Maroof and Nahi Anil Munkar together form one of the most important duties in Islam for every Muslim. Fortunate are the ones who practice this in daily life to live a peaceful life in the spirit of brotherhood as one Muslim Nation.

O mankind! We created you from a single (pair) of a male and a female, and made you into nations and tribes, that you may know each other (not that you may despise each other). Verily the most honored of you in the sight of Allah is (he who is) the most righteous of you. And Allah has full knowledge and is well acquainted (with all things). 49/13

On the day of judgement there will be no wealth, the only wealth that exists is hasanat (good deeds) and he has a lot of them, but because of his dealings with others and because he scored low on the scales of Akhlaq (morals) and he was cursing people, backbiting others, causing fitan (mischief), He has to pay them back. Everything must be sorted out. He will pay them back and if his good deeds are not enough, he will start receiving some of their sins and will end up going to hell fire. This clearly states how much Islam Values about Good Conduct.

Whatever has been done to any of the humanity (Allah’s Creations), we are answerable on the day of Judgement and Allah will not forgive us unless the person who we hurt or did injustice to forgives us such is the Value of humans and all this comes under haqooq ul ibaad. We have to live our life in accordance to the guidelines of Islam. Every single person from our Parents, brothers, sisters to relatives, Neighbors, travelers, strangers and every other person have to be treated fairly and in the best manner. We will be accounted even for our behavior towards animals. Allah created us as Human Being and as Muslim we belong to the best Ummat. Indeed we have been given so many favors and it is our responsibility to give back to Allah by loving him and being grateful to him and also the mankind (All the creations of Allah).

In these Quranic Verses Allah has clearly stated how we are supposed to be among each other as one.

So give what is due to kindred, the needy, and the wayfarer. that is best for those who seek the Countenance of Allah and it is they who will prosper. 30/38

And hold fast, all together by the rope which Allah (stretches out for you), and be not divided among yourselves; and remember with gratitude Allah’s favor on you; for you were enemies and He joined your hearts in love so that by His Grace, you became brethren; and you were on the brink of the pit of fire, and He saved you from it. Thus Allah make his signs clear to you: that you may be guided. 3/103

Also in this beautiful verse it says:

“Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah; and those who are with him are strong against Unbelievers, (but) compassionate amongst each other. 48/29

Islam is the most beautiful religion. It’s our way of life. Allah has guided us through the Holy Quran and by sending Prophet Mohammed as Mercy to mankind. We just have to follow and be the obedient believers of Allah.

Haqooq Ul Allah and Haqooq Ul Ibaad both go side by side and a Muslims life is all about these two and how we fulfill this responsibility. If there is a sin committed by us its between us and Allah and Allah can forgive us, but if there is a sin committed between us and someone else, then that has to be sorted out between the two. So we have to be very careful with our conduct towards Allah”s creations. Haqooq ul Ibaad comes under Haqooq ul Allah. We have to fulfill our rights towards Muslim as Allah has asked us to do. It is the duty we own to mankind and mainly to Allah and a great source to strive for Jannah.

May Allah guide us on the right path in fulfilling the Haqooq Ul Allah & Haqooq Ul Ibaad and make us strong in our faith.

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