Justice is all
Justice is the essence of Islam. God wants justice with his worshippers. Infact the principle underlying creation is nothing but justice. Sometimes the very definition of justice eludes us. We must not confuse it with equality. Equality is uniformity which can't be expected everywhere and in every natural process. Certain things which are seeming unequal or incongruous are inherently based on the philosophy of justice. The holy Quran is full of such verses where by we get to know the importance of justice.
You who believe! be upholders of justice, bearing witness for Allah alone, even against yourselves or your parents and relatives. Whether they are rich or poor, Allah is well able to look after them. Do not follow your own desires and deviate from the truth. If you twist or turn away, Allah is aware of what you do.
(Surat an-Nisa’, 135)
Among those We have created there is a community who guide by the Truth and act justly according to it.
(Surat al-A‘raf, 181)
… if you do judge, judge between them justly. Allah loves the just.
(Surat al-Maida, 42)
You who believe! show integrity for the sake of Allah, bearing witness with justice. Do not let hatred for a people incite you into not being just. Be just. That is closer to taqwa. Fear [and respect] Allah. Allah is aware of what you do.
(Surat al-Maida, 8)
These are just a few quotes from the book of wisdom. Our beloved Prophet, peace be upon him, has emphasized a great deal on natural justice. The very prophethood was actually a crusade against the injustice of the time. He stood up against the exploitation of the people and ensured that human beings are treated fairly and justly. That is the lesson for all of us and for the people who are to follow.
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