The Islamic Teachings - Simple and Straightforward

Teachings of Islam explained in simple and concise manner.

Justice

Justice means the fair treatment of people, regardless of their caste, creed, colour or nation. In Islam, all are equal before the law no matter if a person is rich or poor, black or white.

Allah says in the Quran:

“O you who have believed, be persistently standing firm in justice, witnesses for Allah, even if it be against yourselves or parents and relatives, whether one is rich or poor.” [Al-Quran 4:135]

 

“If you judge, judge in equity between them; for Allah loves those who judge in equity.” [Al-Quran 5:42]

Justice is not only important in the court or in front of people, it is important in every aspect of life. Giving full measure and weight is also justice and is very important.

Allah says in the Quran:

“Indeed, Allah orders justice and good conduct.” [Al-Quran 16:90]

Our Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W) always treated people with absolute equity and fairness. He worked like an ordinary labourer with his companions in the construction of the mosque of Medina. He also dug the trench around Medina with other Muslims at the time of the Battle of Trench.

Once, a woman from an influential tribe committed theft. The Prophet (S.A.W) ordered her hand to be cut. Usamah bin Zaid (R.A) came to the Prophet (S.A.W) and asked for her forgiveness. The Prophet (S.A.W) said:

“O people! The nations before you went astray because if a noble person committed any crime, they used to leave him without punishment, but if a weak person among them committed any crime, they used to inflict the legal punishment on him. By Allah, even if Fatima, the daughter of Muhammad had committed theft, Muhammad would cut off her hand as well” [Sahih Bukhari]

This shows that the Prophet (S.A.W) wanted justice and equality for all, no matter of which tribe or caste they were. So we, as the Ummah of our Prophet (S.A.W), should follow his footsteps.

 

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