Civic Rights in Charter of Madinah and International Human Rights Conventions: A Comparative Study


  • Abdullah Abu Bakar Assistant professor, Faculty of Sharia & Law , International Islamic University Islamabad.
  • Rafiullah Qureshi Lecturer, Air University Isalmabad, Kamra Campus



Rights, Human, Civil, Charter of Medina, international conventions


حقوق الإنسان المدنية من خلال وثيقة المدينة: دراسة مقارنة بالمواثيق الدولية

This research aims to give the reader a comprehensive view of civil human rights through a comparative study of the Charter of Medina and international conventions. The Charter of Medina designed the foundation of a multi-religious Islamic state in Medina, as it was signed to end the rancorous intertribal aggression among the opposing tribes of Banu ’Aws and Banu Khazraj in Medina and to uphold harmony and co-operation among all Medinan groups. Its major accomplishment was fetching confrontational clans together to form a community and inaugurating long term peace among them. It put an end to the predominant disorder and sheltered the life, self-determination, property and religious freedom for all people. The paper highlights the relevance and importance of civil human rights through the Charter of Medina as well as international conventions in the up-to-date worldwide civilization. The present research examines the historical document of Charter of Medina and elucidates it through examples from Quran and Sunnah as well as compares its core values with international conventions. In this regard the views of the past and contemporary scholarship are also discussed to analyze the challenges and issues of current time. In recent times the efforts and implications of civil human rights have unfolded in many different ways so it is very important for Muslims to know and to relate the Sharī’ah ruling regarding it. The research concludes that as compare to the international convections the system of justice in the Islamic Sharī’ah ensures all rights and with liabilities.




How to Cite

Abu Bakar, A. ., & Qureshi, R. (2020). Civic Rights in Charter of Madinah and International Human Rights Conventions: A Comparative Study. Al-Milal: Journal of Religion and Thought, 2(2), 196–211.