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Islamic Security Of The Worker's Protection

All Islamic laws and principles form a coherent, objective unity to achieve the great objectives of Islam in life.

If we try to extend this concept - the concept of unity and coherence between the Islamic laws and values - to include the aim of Islam in achieving justice and protecting the wage earner against the domination of the owners of wealth and industry, we will understand that Islam has three basic securities to fulfill its special objectives concerning the worker's production. These securities are:

1. The moral and spiritual security which Islam builds up in the mind of the Muslim person, whether he is wealthy or employer or employee or the like, - for example, the concept of equity and justice and of ill-gotten gains - to correct man's opinions about wealth, property, and possession, teach him to follow justice and selflessness, and uproot from his mind greed, oppression, selfishness, and deception, so the employer treats his employees with justice, and thinks about their interests as he thinks about his own interests.

Without this moral education, in the absence of the spiritual conscience and the fear of Allah, it is impossible for the principles of justice to be implemented, and no regime is able to preserve justice.

2. The Islamic State has the right to compete with the production of persons and companies, provided that it should be a producer and an employer and should fix ideal wages to force the individual and the cooperative companies to conform to the ideal governmental wages; otherwise, they will lose manpower and the experiences of production.

3. The State has the right to intervene when it knows that there is deception from which the wage earners suffer, and where they are not given just wages that suite the general living situation , because some of the state obligations are to protect justice, preserve the rights of people, and lift damage from all classes of the Isla mic society according to the tradition of the Prophet (S):

“Causing damage to one’s self or to others is forbidden in Islam.”

Through these securities, the Islamic law achieves a suitable level for the wage earners and mobilizes their productive abilities to turn the economic wheel and secure the maximum level of the social commodities and services in the fields of agriculture, industry, administration, culture, transportation, etc.