“And let not a people’s enmity incite you to act otherwise than with justice. Be always just, that is nearer to righteousness.”
The Holy Qur’an 5:9
The concept of justice transcends multiple facets of human life. From within our homes, to our municipalities, provinces, our nations and ultimately, the world we live in.
In all of these aspects, just as we wouldn’t accept our own rights to be usurped, we should also not be willing to accept the rights of others being stripped away. It is the responsibility of each and every human being to uphold a high standard of justice irrespective of the situation that they may be in, and whether the outcome favours them or not.
Shedding light on the concept of true justice, the Holy Qur’an, in Chapter 4, verse 136, has given us a golden fundamental and lesson. It states that justice must be upheld even if one has testify against themselves, their parents, close relatives or friends. This is true justice where personal interests are set aside for the common good.