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Rabi II 1433

Volume 27 No 3

In the name of God, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

Submitters Perspective

Monthly Bulletin of the International Community of Submitters Published by Masjid Tucson

Basic human rights and justice

A colossal dilemma we face today is the rejection of basic human rights and the abandonment for unprejudiced justice. Islam (Submission) is the outstanding religion which renders the most suitable and efficient guidance for suppressing these predicaments. It exhibits an appealing way of life which meets the demands of any intellectual and political background of the world.

From time to time, God sent Scriptures, Prophets, Messengers and Saints to guide humanity and to establish justice. The individual who does good should be rewarded and who does evil must be punished. If there was no justice at all in the world, there would be even more anarchy, brutality and oppression than we already witness today.

One of the most important things we learn from the Quran is being just. It is related to devotion. [5:8] O you who believe, you shall be absolutely equitable, and observe GOD, when you serve as witnesses. Do not be provoked by your conflicts with some people into committing injustice. You shall be absolutely equitable, for it is

more righteous. You shall observe GOD. GOD is fully Cognizant of everything you do. [5:2] … Do not be provoked into aggression by your hatred of people who once prevented you from going to the Sacred Masjid. You shall cooperate in matters of righteousness and piety; do not cooperate in matters that are sinful and evil. You shall observe GOD. GOD is strict in enforcing retribution.

We have to be so dedicated in advocating justice that our enmity with some does not even turn them away from the path of justice. We are told to be just and refrain from doing injustice [16:90] GOD advocates justice, charity, and regarding the relatives. And He forbids evil, vice, and transgression. He enlightens you, that you may take heed.

[57:25] We sent our messengers supported by clear proofs, and we sent down to them the scripture and the law, that the people may uphold justice. And we sent down the iron, wherein there is strength, and many benefits for the people. All this in order for GOD to distinguish those who

would support Him and His messengers, on faith. GOD is Powerful, Almighty. This verse tells us that God sent His messengers and Scriptures to enlighten the people so they know the law and learn how to do justice.

The Quran says that God loves those who do justice. [49:9] If two groups of believers fought with each other, you shall reconcile them. If one group aggresses against the other, you shall fight the aggressing group until they submit to GOD's command. Once they submit, you shall reconcile the two groups equitably. You shall maintain justice; GOD loves those who are just.

[4:135] O you who believe, you shall be absolutely equitable, and observe GOD, when you serve as witnesses, even against yourselves, or your parents, or your relatives. Whether the accused is rich or poor, GOD takes care of both. Therefore, do not be biased by your personal wishes. If you deviate or disregard (this commandment), then GOD is fully Cognizant of everything you do.

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