The Nature and the Dignity of Human Beings

In this paper, I will elaborate on the nature and dignity of human beings as presented in the major sources of Islam, in particular the Qur’an and in the sayings of the Prophet.  Before elaborating on the details of the subject, I will focus on the terms that the Qur’an employs for the human being.  This paper has no claim of being an exhaustive analysis of this topic.  Therefore, the terms that are mentioned here are some examples.