Basic Human Rights 18th December, 2015
In the current situation, with what is going on around us worldwide, it is now more important than ever for us to unite and show our support for those in need.
The entitlement to basic human rights is being taken away from many, for whatever reason, and millions of people across the world will probably agree and debate this. But right now, there isn’t the time to waste or wonder what could have been or what shouldn’t be; now is the time to act fast and come to the aid and assistance of those that need us the most, at this very moment.
Many lives have been lost recently around the world, be it due to natural disaster, humanitarian crisis or world conflict; many of those remaining in those situations are suffering from injuries or are left with no home, nourishment, clothing or even hope. We need to help our fellow humans in trying to rebuild the life they perhaps once had, or even the basics they need to survive.
Humans have a basic right to freedom and dignity, a right to an opinion, a right to refrain from harm, a right to fairness, equality and respect. In addition to this, humans also have the right to the control of their own life. When everything they ever had is taken away from them, the control is then lost and could lead to dependency, which may not be a dignifying position to be in, from their perspective.
Remember, these humans are our equals, regardless of material possessions or value; we are all going to be returning to the same place, and we will all be questioned on the Day of Judgement. It is, therefore, our duty to ensure that even the most basic humanity is demonstrated towards our fellow equals.
There are so many ways we can contribute towards a good cause today. Back in the days where there wasn't the convenience of phones, technology or the digital world, people around the world still found a way of giving. So, today, where we have the privilege and convenience of being able to donate at the click of a button or a quick phone call, there is absolutely no reason why we shouldn’t.
You can even contribute to Islamic Help's Emergency Relief Fund which aims to deliver your donations towards where help is needed the most.
You don’t need to be of a particular religion or belief or have a wealthy lifestyle to be in a position to help others; you just need to be human and display basic humanity.
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