Islam and Social Justice
Islam has emphasized several principles so that relationships among members of the society may be justly and fairly organized. Foremost among these principles is social justice with all the denotations and connotations the term may involve. The aim behind social justice was to found a society that enjoys peace, fraternity, love, and welfare. Indeed, justice in Islam is not restricted to or practiced on Muslims only. Rather, it is the genuine right of all members of the society regardless of anything else.
Below are some of the articles published by Truth-Seeker website during the last few years; take a thorough look at them. This may give you some glimpse on how Islam nurtures social justice and calls for it by all means.
This is part 1/2 of the article: Islamic Prescription for Racial Discrimination in which the author describes how Islam succeeded in eliminating all forms for racial discrimination among all people.
This is part 2/2 that completes the article: Islamic Prescription for Racial Discrimination. Dr. Wael Hamza gives some prime examples of the equality Islam teaches its followers to show to others and in fact to all people without the slightest trace of racial discrimination.
This article tackles Prophet Muhammad’s Contribution to Human Thought as it reveals that this unlettered dweller of the desert of Arabia, who was born in the ‘dark ages’ some 1,400 years ago, was the real pioneer of the modern age and the true leader of humanity.
Dr. Ali Al-Halawani is Assistant Professor of Linguistics and Translation, Kulliyyah of Languages and Management (KLM), International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. He was Assistant Professor and worked for a number of international universities in Malaysia and Egypt such as Al-Madinah Interanational Univerity, Shah Alam, Malaysia (Mediu) and Misr University for Science & Technology (MUST), Egypt; Former Editor-in-Chief of the Electronic Da`wah Committee (EDC), Kuwait; Former Deputy Chief Editor and Managing Editor of the Living Shari`ah Department, www.islamOnline.net; Member of the International Union of Muslim Scholars (IUMS); and member of the World Association of Arab Translators & Linguists (Wata). He is a published writer, translator and researcher. You can reach him at [email protected].