In this article you can read subjects as follow:
1. The Causes of Injustice
2. Justice””One of the Principles of Religion
3. The Meaning of Justice (part 1)
4. The Meaning of Justice (Part 2)
5. The Dangers of Hasty Decision
6. The Reason of your Misfortunes is within yours
7. God Put Man On trial in Every time
It is through the wisdom and intelligence with which we have been endowed by Allah that we differentiate between a good and a bad thing and we understand that oppression is a bad thing and justice is a good thing.
It is our belief that Allah does not do any harm to us nor does He oppress us.
The Causes of Injustice
(1) Ignorance: Sometimes ignorance becomes the cause of oppression as for example man does not know that there is no difference between a white race and the Negroes and hence a white man under his feeling of superiority oppresses the people belonging to the black race. Thus by his ignorance and defective thinking a man starts doing things which result in oppression and persecution. But how the Almighty Allah Who is above all defects such as ignorance and Whose Knowledge is infinite, can do an act of oppression!
(2) Fear: Sometimes it is fear which is the cause of oppression as for example one strong power is scared of another strong power which is its enemy and knowing that if it does attack the other power, the same would attack it and therefore in order to forestall this possible danger it commits oppression by making an attack on the other power. Similarly a despotic ruler in order to be in a formidable position persecutes the people who want freedom from his oppression. But the Almighty Allah has no one as His rival so as to indulge in an act of oppression'
(3) Wants: Sometimes the cause of oppression is based on one's sense of deprivation and thus from the psychological point of view one is obliged to an act of oppression for fulfilling his wants.
(4) Meanness: Sometimes it is the inner meanness that some people oppress others or when they see the deprived and oppressed people, they derive pleasure in seeing them so.
After knowing the various causes of oppression you can decide as to which one of these can be attributed to Allah? In this context, the Holy Qur’an says:
Allah does not wish injustice for any of His creatures. (Surah Ale Imran, 3:108)
How could it be that Allah Who commands us for doing justice can Himself be an oppressor? The Holy Qur’an says:
Allah commands people to maintain justice, kindness, and proper relations with their relatives. (Surah an-Nahl, 16:90)
How is it possible that Allah Who commands man who is weak and who leads his life under the dictates of his unruly passions, not to become the cause of injustices if he receives injustice at the hands of his nation, may Himself Who possesses unlimited power and Who is not under the domination of any instinct, perpetrate injustice?
By: Professor Muhsin Qara'ati