Justice: A symbol of peace and development

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Justice: A symbol of peace and development
Justice: A symbol of peace and development
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Social justice and the prevention of riots are the keys to progress. Any society is to be truly developed only when there is justice. The lives, property, and dignity of the people be protected. Where people have the freedom to speak the truth, they can live freely without fear or danger. If the people are convinced that anyone will oppress them, they will be held accountable. On the contrary, if there is a cycle of injustice in society, then society will have become the center of all evils. No one’s life, property, and honor will be safe, the people will be helpless against the evils of the oppressors and will be living a life of decay.

We can divide the world into 3 groups
1-Backward society:

It is a society with backwardness. Also called Third World Country. A society where industrial development is non-existent. The people here are deprived of basic necessities of life. Ignorance, illiteracy. hunger and poverty are encamped. People’s lives, property, and dignity are insecure due to injustice. The people are living a troubled life with the oppression of the oppressors. This is a society that is deprived of justice. The worst reason for the backwardness of such a society is injustice

2. Developed society:

It is a developed country. Also called an industrial country. Where the economy is strong. The people are happy. Developed countries have modern technological infrastructure and diverse sectors of industry. The people are educated. Such a society may seem bright, but this is not an ideal society for human beings. And why is that?
This is because there is no guarantee of justice. There, the common man is punished for his crime, but when a noble powerful man commits a crime, they treat him leniently and never punished him. Here’s a separate law for the rich and separate law for the poor. The judiciary is so weak that it can only punish the weak. In contrast, rich people are honorably acquitted of lawsuits by money or other means. While no country can develop without improving the justice system.

3. Ideal society:

This is a society that is really developed. The strong economy, political stability, industrial development, increase in literacy rate, provision of employment, independence, the better quality of life, modern health facilities are its main virtues. But the most important thing is that this society is based on justice. There is an atmosphere of peace & tranquility. People’s lives and property are safe. All are equal. Everyone is accountable of what they have done. It is an ideal society where no one can oppress anyone, no one can kill anyone’s rights, no one can usurp anyone’s property, no one can dare to attack anyone’s honor. Here everyone has the freedom of speech right.

One thing to know is that a society develops where the rule of law prevails. In a society where there is injustice, there is nothing but destruction. The Holy Prophet (PBUH) said:

“The nations prior to you were destroyed because if a noble amongst them stole, they used to excuse him, and if a poor person amongst them stole, they would apply (Allah’s) Legal Punishment to him.” (Bukhari, 4304).

This hadith proves that the initiating of justice is essential for an ideal developed society, otherwise the destruction will be our destiny and we will be considered worthy of divine punishment. Allah has made it clear in the Holy Qur’an: :
“O you who believe! be upholders of justice – witnesses for Allah, even though against (the interest of) your selves or the parents, and the kinsmen. One may be rich or poor, Allah is the better caretaker of both. So do not follow desires, lest you should swerve. If you twist or avoid (the evidence), then, Allah is all-aware of what you do. Beware!”
(Surat an-Nisa ‘: 135)

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That’s why, we have to follow the path of justice and speak the truth in all circumstances, we have to support the oppressed, even if the culprit is our close relative or friend, it does not matter whether he is rich and powerful or not. We have to stand up against oppression only for the sake of Allah. And if we do not do so, we will surely be disobedient to Allah.

Without justice, it is not possible for any nation to achieve its goals of prosperity and poverty alleviation. There is no country in the world that has made progress in the absence of justice. Justice begins with the creation of the world, Allah says:

وَٱلسَّمَآءَ رَفَعَهَا وَوَضَعَ ٱلْمِيزَانَ
“And the sky has He raised high, and He has set up the Balance (of Justice)” (Surah Ar-Rahman: 7).

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