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In Islam, justice is to be applied to everyone, rich and poor, young and old, ally and enemy, Muslim and non-Muslim and so forth.
"And that when you judge between men, you judge with justice" (Quran 4: 58).
Look at our world today: you will see at a glance the outcome of man-made theories and principles: you see communities torn apart, and entire villages and towns destroyed, with no one raising objection. Yet the world of moral principles and human rights sheds tears for far less important events.
The Muslim considers justice in its general context to be one of the most obligatory and necessary obligations.
Allah orders the Muslims to fulfill the demands of justice, even if these should go against their own interests or needs.
Islam provides many human rights for the individual. The life and property of all citizens in an Islamic state are considered sacred, whether a person is Muslim or not. Islam also protects honor.
Islam provides many human rights for the individual. The following are some of these human rights that Islam protects.
God's justice will judge everyone individually; no one will bear the sins of another.
Ibn ‘Umar (may Allah be pleased with him) reported: The Prophet (may Allah's peace and blessings be upon him) said: ‘Injustice will be excessive darkness on the Day of Judgment.’" [Al-Bukhari and Muslim].
Narrated 'Aisha: The people of the Quraish tribe were worried about the Makhzumiya woman who stole during the Conquest. They said. "Nobody dare to speak to him (i.e. is the messenger of Allah, salllaAllahualihiwasallam) except Usama bin Zaid as he is the most beloved to Allah's Messenger. She was brought to the Messenger of Allah. Usamah bin Zaid spoke to him concerning her. But when he spoke to him, the color of the face of the Messenger of Allah changed, and he, salllaAllahualihiwasallam, said: "Are you interceding concerning one of the Hadd (corporal punishment) decreed by Allah?" Usama said to him: "O Messenger of Allah ask Allah to forgive me!" When the evening came, the Messenger of Allah stood up and praised and glorified Allah, the mighty and sublime, as He deserves, then he said: "The people who came before you were destroyed because whenever a noble person among them stole, they would let him go. But if one who was weak stole, they would carry out the punishment on him." Then he said: "By the One in whose hand is my soul, if Fatimah the daughter Muhammad were to steal, I would cut off her hand."
Life on Earth cannot be truly flourishing and sound without justice. Thus, the call to and the implementation of justice is one of the most prominent features of Islam. In numerous places in the Quran, Allah orders the Muslims to fulfill the demands of justice, even if these should go against their own interests or needs.
Allah alone is the only one with the impartiality and just nature to lay down laws that will not favor one class of people over the other.
Life on Earth cannot be truly flourishing and sound without justice. Thus, the call to and the implementation of justice is one of the most prominent features of Islam.
The establishment of justice and working for justice is one of the heavy responsibilities upon the Muslim community as a whole.