Human Rights in Islam by Abdul-Rahman al-Sheha

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7:32) Allah, the Exalted, admonished the Prophet () for banning upon himself to eat honey in order to please one of his wives, and this became an eternal lesson for all Muslims. Allah states in the Glorious Qur'an: O Prophet! Why do you make forbidden that which Allah has made lawful to you?  (66:1) Moderation is between stinginess and extravagance. Man may enjoy the lawful bounties offered by Allah to man on earth in moderation within the limits of the Islamic laws and without wastage. Allah, the Exalted, states in the Glorious Qur'an: O Children of Adam!

1337. Human Rights in Islam and Common Misconceptions In the event of sickness and other legitimate hardships, worships are either completely exempted or sustained with some concessions. For instance, standing is required to perform daily-prescribed prayer but if one is unable he may offer it sitting down, and if that is not possible, by lying down on the side of the body or on his back, or in any other way that is suitable and comfortable to his situation. If a worshiper is not able to maintain his prayer in any of the above situations, he may pray by the motions of his hands or even eyes.

Allah, the Almighty, states in the Glorious Qur'an: As to the thief, male or female, cut off his or her hands: a punishment by way of example from Allah, for their crime: and Allah is Exalted in Power.  (5:38) It must be noted that the process of amputating the hand of a thief is only implemented with strict conditions, which include the following: The stolen items or valuables must be under a locked area whereby the thief breaks the lock to get to the private area. If a thief steals an item that is left outside negligently or not cared for, there is no punishment by amputation.

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