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ISLAM AND SOCIAL JUSTICE


In Islam there is a very strong concept of social justice and helping the poor.


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SUMMARIES ON SOCIAL JUSTICE IN ISLAM

The holy book of Islam, the Quran states, “Verily, God does not do even an atom’s weight of injustice” (Quran 4:40).

In the Islamic religion, there is a belief in social justice and helping the oppressed.

The websites below explain more.

Reflecting on the Legacy of Social Justice in Islam (Islamic Relief Canada)

Divine Duty: Islam and Social Justice (Yaqeen Institute)

40 Hadiths on Social Justice (Yaqeen Institute)

Social Justice in Islam (Islam Faith)

Human Rights in Islam (The Religion of Islam)

Social Justice (Inspired by Muhammad)

Social Justice (Al Islam)

Islam and Humanity (Wikipedia)

 

MALCOLM X

Malcolm X in Mecca (World Future Fund)

Malcolm described his pilgrimage to Mecca in 1964

as a life changing event that gave him a universal vision of justice for our planet.

We could say more but we will let Malcolm's own words tell the story.


WHAT IS ISLAM?

What is Islam? (Islamicity)

Islam (Wikipedia)

Islam Basics (History.com)


CHARITY

"Zakat," or almsgiving, is a specified amount of wealth that Muslims are required to give to charity.

Zakat (Wikipedia)

Zakat (Islamicity)

Articles About Zakat (Islam Religion)

Ten Inspiring Hadith on the Importance of Charity in Islam (Zakat.org)

Spend From What You Love (Yaqeen Institute)


TOLERANCE IN ISLAM

There is a history of tolerance in Islam toward other religions.

There is a verse in the Quran that states there should be no compulsion in religion.

"Let there be no compulsion in religion:

Truth stands out clear from Error: whoever rejects evil and believes in Allah hath grasped the most trustworthy hand-hold, that never breaks. And Allah heareth and knoweth all things (Quran Verse 2:256)."

Tolerance in Islam - Lessons From History (Islamicity)

Tolerance in Islam (Free Islamic Course)

A Diverse Sampling of Tolerance in the History of Islam

Religious Tolerance in Muslim History (About Islam)

Tolerance in Islam (Cyberstan)

Hadith on Tolerance (Daily Hadith Online)


SOME RELEVANT QUOTATIONS FROM THE QURAN

Justice

O believers! Stand firm for justice as witnesses for Allah even if it is against yourselves, your parents, or close relatives. Be they rich or poor, Allah is best to ensure their interests. So do not let your desires cause you to deviate ˹from justice˺. If you distort the testimony or refuse to give it, then ˹know that˺ Allah is certainly All-Aware of what you do. (Quran - 4:135)

O believers! Stand firm for Allah and bear true testimony. Do not let the hatred of a people lead you to injustice. Be just! That is closer to righteousness. And be mindful of Allah. Surely Allah is All-Aware of what you do. (Quran - 5:8)

Indeed, Allah commands justice, grace, as well as courtesy to close relatives. He forbids indecency, wickedness, and aggression. He instructs you so perhaps you will be mindful. (Quran - 16:90)

Indeed, Allah commands you to return trusts to their rightful owners; and when you judge between people, judge with fairness. What a noble commandment from Allah to you! Surely Allah is All-Hearing, All-Seeing. (Quran - 4:58)

Helping the Poor

Establish prayer, pay alms-tax, and bow down with those who bow down. (Quran - 2:43)

Indeed, those who believe, do good, establish prayer, and pay alms-tax will receive their reward from their Lord, and there will be no fear for them, nor will they grieve. (Quran - 2:277)

Orphans

Indeed, those who unjustly consume orphans’ wealth ˹in fact˺ consume nothing but fire into their bellies. And they will be burned in a blazing Hell! (Quran - 4:8)

Spiritual Equality Between Men and Women

"Surely ˹for˺ Muslim men and women, believing men and women, devout men and women, truthful men and women, patient men and women, humble men and women, charitable men and women, fasting men and women, men and women who guard their chastity, and men and women who remember Allah often—for ˹all of˺ them Allah has prepared forgiveness and a great reward (Quran - 33:35)."

Oppression

Persecution is worse than killing (Quran - 2:217)

Saving Lives

Whoever takes a life—unless as a punishment for murder or mischief in the land—it will be as if they killed all of humanity; and whoever saves a life, it will be as if they saved all of humanity. (Quran - 5:32)

Tolerance

Let there be no compulsion in religion, for the truth stands out clearly from falsehood. So whoever renounces false gods and believes in Allah has certainly grasped the firmest, unfailing hand-hold. And Allah is All-Hearing, All-Knowing. (Quran - 2:256)

O humanity! Indeed, We created you from a male and a female, and made you into peoples and tribes so that you may ˹get to˺ know one another. Surely the most noble of you in the sight of Allah is the most righteous among you. Allah is truly All-Knowing, All-Aware. (Quran - 49:13)