Freedom of Expression & Islam Is there a freedom of expression in Islam? Islam: grants human beings total intellectual freedom. stresses the principle of freedom."How dare you enslave people whereas theywere born free?!" 2ndCaliph
What Kind of freedom is Granted? Islam strictly forbids that people be forcedto adopt a certain creed, or to believe in aparticular religion. At a time when people were enslavedintellectually, politically, socially, religiously,and economically, Islam came to establishall range of freedoms
What Kind of freedom is Granted? Freedom of belief,"If it had been thy Lords Will, they would all havebelieved, all who are on earth wilt thou thencompel mankind, against their will, to believe?" Freedom of thought,"Let there be no compulsion in religion: truthstands out clear from error."
What Kind of freedom is Granted? Freedom of speech. Freedom to criticize.“And consult them in affairs of the moment.”
How Did it Develop? This Islamic principle of freedom did not come as a result of some sort ofdevelopment in the society or an evolution that requested it,It was revealed for the good of peopleand to elevate them on earth.
Is There a Limitation? Freedom of expression does not meanfreedom of insult, defamation and slander. Freedom of expression is guaranteed onthe condition that: religion should not be toyed with, peoples honor and dignity should not betransgressed upon.