Sanctity of Human Life, societal existence and Islam

– By Fazal Abbas Maken

Respect of human life is the cornerstone of all social bonding. In fact all other social values stem from this core value. All social systems and religions have, therefore, accorded importance to the sanctity of human life. Islam, which bestows upon mankind the exalted status of vicegerent of Allah, has taken the sanctity of life to a higher level. However, religious literature does not give due attention to this aspect and generally the discussion on human life is confined to the prohibition of homicide. This has had both academic as well as practical implications; the most conspicuous being that as homicide is seen mainly as a scholastic theme, exceptions to this principle have become rather too common. This Article endeavours to explore as to how the core value of sanctity of human life has been addressed by the Holy Quran and Sunnah

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