Rights in islam
“Verily Allah commands you to fulfill trust (rights) to its recipients and when you judge between people then judge with justice’Al- Qur’aan and salutations (Salaat) and peace (Salaam) be upon His Messenger, our leader Muhammad (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam), who made us aware with his words;
“Whoever has oppressed his brother should repay it before the Day of Qiyaamah) even if it be a Dinaar or Dirham (rand or cent)[Hadith]”
and upon his family and companions who fulfilled what they were commanded by Allah and upon the Ulama of his Ummah.
It is apparent that we as believers have been ordained to fulfill certain rights. Some of these rights of Islam pertain to Allah Ta’ala and some to His servants. As concerns the rights of the servants of Allah, some are Deeni (religious) while others are Dunyawi (worldly) obligations. The worldly rights include that of close relatives, neighbours, colleagues, friends, Elders, the young and of all Muslims in general.