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Hadith on forgiveness and justice



By: Shaykh Abdal Hakim Mura

Forgiveness and Justice: Meditations on Some Hadiths by Abdal Hakim Murad

(1) The Prophet prayed for pardon for his people, and received the reply: ‘I have forgiven them all but acts of oppression, for I shall exact recompense for the one who is wronged, from his oppressor.’

In the Quran, God is just, and requires justice; but he is also forgiving, and requires forgiveness; in fact, its references to the latter property outnumber those on justice by a ratio of approximately ten to one. Islamic theology has not always been clear how the ensuing tension is to be resolved. ‘My Mercy outstrips My wrath’ is a well-known divine saying (hadith qudsi) but one which nonetheless is far from abolishing God’s wrath. Indeed, a righteous indignation about injustice is integral to the prophetic representation of God’s qualities, and from the earliest moments of its revelation the Qur’an links God’s expectations of His creatures to justice towards the weak. Often the same texts are explicitly eschatological, affirming that those who do not uphold God’s justice in this world will be at its receiving end in the next. Indigenous Arab religion can expect a stern retribution, given that its demands are for tribal solidarity, not for the upholding of universal canons of justice. The idol cannot demand justice, only retribution (tha’r); and the prophetic vocation must therefore link the destruction of paganism with the establishment of a code of justice which overturns Arab norms by refusing to discriminate between the tribes. This hadith is to be read against the background of clan vendettas: instead of seeking collective retaliation against a miscreant’s tribe, the victim of injustice is to appeal to the new law, and to recall that all apparentimbalances will have a just settlement at the judgement seat.

(2) There is an act of charity [sadaqa] to be given for each part of the human body; and for every day over which the sun rises there is a reward of a sadaqa for the one who establishes justice among people. 

Justice (‘adl) is due balance (i‘tidal): it is impartiality. The same word is employed to describe the balance of the body’s four humours. When these are in balance, right thinking and health are the consequence. When they are not, the Qur’an speaks of the last day when ‘their tongues, their hands and their feet will bear witness to what they used to do.’ (Quran 24:24)

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Take 7 Steps for Gaza




Israel’s latest atrocity in Gaza has led to thousands of you asking what you can do to help. FOA has put together a guide on a number of different campaigns which we hope you will each sign up to, so that collectively, we can help end the suffering of the Palestinian people.

If you cannot take all the recommended actions, commit yourself to at least one and be consistent with it. Palestinians need us in times of crisis, and these times of crisis are not just when Israel unleashes its mass death and destruction.

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God gave you life, for this reason you should always be grateful, each and every day is a gift to be cherished.

gb copy God gave you life, for this reason you should always be grateful, each and every day is a gift to be cherished.
es copy Dios te dio la vida, por esta razón siempre se debe estar agradecido, cada día es un regalo para ser apreciado.
nl copy God gaf u het leven, om deze reden moet je altijd dankbaar zijn, elke dag is een geschenk om te koesteren.
fr copy Dieu vous a donné la vie, pour cette raison, vous devriez toujours être reconnaissants, chaque jour est un cadeau à chérir.
de copy Gott gab euch das Leben, aus diesem Grund sollte man immer dankbar sein, ist jeder Tag ein Geschenk an gepflegt werden.
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Sweden Gud gav dig liv, av denna anledning bör du alltid vara tacksam, är varje dag en gåva som ska vårdas.
rus7897 Bog dal tebe zhizn’ , po etoy prichine vy vsegda dolzhny byt’ blagodarny , kazhdyy den’ eto podarok leleyat’ .
4523turkey Allah her ​​zaman minnettar olmalı bu nedenle, size hayat verdi, her gün aziz olmak için bir hediyedir.
images Dio ha dato la vita, per questo motivo si dovrebbe sempre essere grati, ogni giorno è un dono di essere amato.
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