Be Just


The Quran describes Allah as Just an Merciful. It would not be in Allah’s nature to treat people unfairly or randomly, and Allah commands us to be just and fair in our dealings with other people — whether they be rich or poor, Muslim or non-Muslim, family or strangers.

Behold, Allah bids you to deliver all that you have been entrusted,

to those who are entitled thereto,

and whenever you judge between people, to judge with justice.

Verily most excellent is what Allah exhorts you to do.

And verily, Allah is All-Hearing, All-Seeing!

Quran (4:58)

Oh you who have attained faith!

Be always steadfast in upholding equity,

bearing witness to the truth for the sake of Allah,

even if it be against your own selves or your parents and kinsfolk.

Whether the person concerned be rich or poor,

Allah’s claim takes precedence over the claims of either of them.

Do not, then, follow your own desires, lest you swerve from justice;

for if you distort the truth, behold, Allah is indeed aware of all that you do!

Quran (4:135)

Oh you who believe…

never let the hatred of others towards you

make you swerve to wrong and depart from justice.

Be just – that is next to piety.

Quran (5:8)

And do not touch the property of an orphan, except to improve it, before he comes of age.

And in all your dealings give full measure and weight, with equity.

We do not burden any human being with more than he is able to bear.

And when you voice an opinion, be just, even though it be against one near of kin.

And always observe your bond with God.

This He has enjoined upon you, so that you might keep it in mind.

Quran (6:152)

Behold! Allah enjoins justice, and the doing of good,

and generosity towards one’s fellow-men,

and He forbids all that is shameful and all that runs counter to reason,

as well as envy, and He exhorts you repeatedly so that you might bear all this in mind.

Quran (16:90)

Whoever does what is just and right, does so for his own good;

and whoever does evil, does so to his own harm.

And never does Allah do the least wrong to His creatures.

Quran (41:46)

Whoever does what is just and right, does so for his own good;

and whoever does evil, does so to his own harm.

And in the end, unto your Sustainer you all will be brought back.

Quran (45:15)

Hence, if two groups of believers fall to fighting, make peace between them;

but then, if one of the two groups goes on acting wrongfully towards the other,

fight against the one that acts wrongfully until they revert to God’s commandment.

And if they revert, make peace between them with justice, and deal equitably with them.

For verily, God loves those who act equitably!

Quran (49:9)

And whoever believes in Allah and does what is right and just,

him He will admit into gardens through which running waters flow,

therein to abide beyond the count of time.

Indeed, a most goodly provision will Allah have granted him!

Quran (65:11)

Is not God the most just of judges?

Quran (95:8)