Essay about Human Trafficking Is A Global Problem

1373 Words Jun 9th, 2015 null Page
Human trafficking is a global problem and one of the world’s most shameful crimes. This issue affects the lives of millions of people around the world and robs them of their dignity. Although the best- known form of human trafficking is for the purpose of sexual exploitation, thousands of victims are trafficked for the purposes of labour and domestic servitude. Due to the fact that human trafficking is quite prevalent in many Muslim nations, this has led to the belief that Islam as a religion allows this practise. This however is not true, slavery was accepted in Islam in the very beginning however, in contemporary society, the practise of slavery and human trafficking are strictly prohibited according to the Islamic religious beliefs and values. This is evident through an understanding of the key terms, an evaluation of Islamic beliefs with regard to ethical decision making and an analysis of human trafficking within Islamic sacred texts,
In order to fully understand the ethical issue of human trafficking with regard to Islam, there needs to be an explanation of the key terms. The first Key term that needs to be defined is ethics. Ethics can be defined as the moral principles that govern a person’s behaviour or the conducting of an activity. In addition, another essential key term is human trafficking. Human trafficking is the movement of people, typically for the purposes of forced labour or commercial sexual exploitation. Human trafficking is said to be a form of modern…

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