Islam has forereached the west in establishing the rights and duties of old people. This principle is considered, from an Islamic point of view, a means of devotion and worship to God that would achieve security of Muslims in their life and help them acquire god's contentment in the afterlife. Islam jurisprudence is based on bringing about utility and forcing out tribulations. The present study deals with the rights and duties of old people in Islam as stipulated in the Holy Quran and Sunnah. According to these two sources, old people are allowed to get involved in the retirement, social insurance and social security systems. This three-chapter study illustrates the concept, types and subsequent changes of old people, the rights and duties of old people as perceived by Islam and the security/insurance systems available for old people in Saudi Arabia.

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