RESPECT FOR HUMANITYALLAH TA"ALA tells us in the Quraan "WE HAVE INDEED HONOURED THE CHILDREN OF ADAM,AND PROVIDED FOR THEM MEANS OF TRANSPORTATION ON LAND AND SEA,AND GIVEN THEM WHOLESOME FOOD AND EXALTED THEM HIGH ABOVE THE GREATER PART OF OUR CREATION"(17;70).
This shows that man by his very creation deserves regard and respect.This respect is man`s natural birthright,regardless of which COMMUNITY he belongs to.
According to a HADITH:"That person is not one of us who is not merciful to his juniors and respectful to his elders".According to another HADITH the Prophet MOHAMMED (salallahu alaihi wasalam) said"One who beleives in ALLAH TA`ALA and the LAST DAY must honour his neighbours;One who beleives in ALLAH TA`ALA and the LAST DAY must honour his guests"
There are a number of such commands to the beleivers in the QURAAN and the HADITH which lay great stress on showing due respect to the servants of ALLAH TA`ALA.This is an important quality that we as muslims should possess.Our love and devotion for ALLAH TA`ALA finds expression in this world in the form of our relations with other human beings.One who is a true lover of ALLAH TA`ALA has an inner urge to love ALLAH`S servants.
Respect for humankind is one of the basic teachings of ISLAM.Regardless of what a persons nationality is or what colour his skin is,he still deserves the same respect as you.SOME people have this sick notion that even kids should be mistreated.ON the contraty KIDS HAVE A VITAL ROLE TO PLAY IN EVERY COMMUNITY.Some people think that males shoulsd be treated differently from females.THIS IS UTTER NONSENCE.
Afterall children are born neither rich or poor.Unfortunately it is society that has labelled people either RICH OR POOR.LOWER OR HIGH CLASS.What do kids know about this.All they know is to play innocent games with their friends.
In society if u do alot of good deeds,then your status is high,but if you are constantly doing wrong,then you become an outcast.THE quraan says"The most honoured of you in the sight of ALLAH is the one who is more obedient to the laws of ALLAH TA`ALA.(49/13)
ALLAH TA`ALA HAS CREATED US ALL FOR ONE PURPOSE,AND THAT IS TO WORSHIP HIM ALONE.HELPING OUR FELLOW MUSLIM BROTHERS AND SISTERS IS ALSO A FORM OF IBADAT WHICH WILL EARN US ALLAH`S PLEASURE. HURT A FELLOW MUSLIM AND YOU HAVE THE WRATH OF ALLAH TA`ALA UPON YOU.
Respect for humanity is a trait which should come to us naturally. take yourself for example;if you go out to a mall,and the security stops you because you happen to look or dress differently, how would you feel? just the same.TREAT PEOPLE THE WAY YOU WANT TO BE TREATED.
ALWAYS REMEMBER THAT ALLAH TA`ALA IS WATCHING OUR EVERY ACTION.HOW WE BEHAVE TOWARDS PEOPLE AND ALSO HOW WE INTERACT WITH THEM.SO IF U FEAR YOUR RABB THEN BE KIND TO HUMANITY.
MAY ALLAH TA`ALA PROTECT US AND GUIDE US TO ALWAYS DO WHATS RIGHT