Dear friends ,
Could you please explain this statement : "Only Allah has the right to declare something as forbidden" ?
There are many things that Quran does not forbid but a government , Police etc should/have to prohibit them to establish order in the society.
(My question refers to the paragraph No.2 of below text.)
(Luqatul Quran > H.R.M - G.A. Parwez)
(According to the Quran, nobody
has the right to curb the freedom of other human beings.
But there is need for certain limitations in life.)
1- These limitations are of different kinds.
The doctor may tell his patient not to eat meat for a certain number of days. Obviously this limitation is not obedience of someone’s orders. It is a sympathetic suggestion which we can either observe or not observe. By accepting it, we will be benefited,and if we do not, then we stand to lose. We accept this limitation with grace, and it does not curb our freedom.
2- Our assembly is constituted of our representatives, it makes laws and the government implements them (for instance to drive on the left or right side of the road). This rule also is not obedience and is a prevention set by ourselves. This too does not curb our freedom.
3- But somebody says that according to Islam, the use of a certain thing is forbidden. This means that this man has imposed a restriction on millions of fellow human beings of his time, but imposes them in such a way that the violator is liable to punishment not only in this life but even in the life hereafter. Obviously for imposing such restrictions, one must do it on some competent authority.