Justice in Islam
Peace cannot be maintained without justice. The latter is the cornerstone of peace and prosperity along with respect, dialogue and tolerance. Without justice, rights are denied, victims are created, anger gives way to anarchy and extremism in its different faces gains more ground. Justice is a moral and absolute rightness. It is the upholding of what is just and fair. These two last definitions can summarize for us the reasons why there are conflicts, problems, and sometimes insanity and disorder in today’s world.
Justice is the quality of being right and fair and to conduct all affairs in a just manner. In the name of justice, all human beings should be equal. Justice encompasses righteousness, goodness, probity, rightness, uprightness, fairness, justness, equity, honor, truth, honesty, and virtue. In Islam, justice (al-Adl or al-Qistt) is to give everyone their rights and what is deserved and to create an atmosphere of peace, prosperity, respect and harmony for everyone
A Message of Mercy
Islam is described in the Qur’an as a message of Mercy for the world. This truth can be demonstrated thoroughly in its teachings whether through the Qur’an or the Sunnah. Any person who studies Islam deeply comes to the conclusion that God’s message is a message of peace, security, prosperity, love, justice, and happiness for all of His creation. All what a person needs for understanding Islam is humility, open-mind, attention, and an effort to learn about it from reliable sources and not from the media or extremist religious broadcasts and periodicals.
The Power of Faith
"God is the Reason for Life, and Faith explains everything"
What is Faith, and what does it do? We all know it’s got to do with how what we believe affects what we do, but people often disagree what those beliefs should be. Everybody believes something, and everyone has reasons for the choices they make. If Faith is the link between belief and action, then Faith is something everyone has, and it’s what gives us purpose, whether we believe in God or not.
Life is something else we’ve all got in common. Does it have a purpose too? Some of us have easy lives, and some don’t, but everyone knows that the only certainty is change. It seems to me that, if there’s no purpose to life then life is cruel no matter what happens. When tragedy strikes it’s meaningless. If fate is blind, then no good will come of suffering, no matter what we do. Suffering is inevitable: If good comes your way, it only means it didn’t go to someone else!
With God there is a purpose to everything. Life becomes an ongoing conversation with your Creator: The things that happen to you are one side of the conversation, and your side is the responses you make. The events of your life become part of an ongoing relationship, and that changes everything: I had cancer last year, and I still thank God for it. I knew it was just one more step along the journey I’m taking. I don’t know why I’m here, but I know that God will make sure it all makes sense, and that the purpose of my life will be achieved, in the end.
Islam: Does it bring Peace?
Nowadays, we hear, very often in the media and everywhere else different parties who are in search for peace or what is called "Peaceful Resolutions". Many of these belligerent parties have been in long processes of peace talks, or are still trying to find ways to initiate peace talks. How does Islam perceive peace in general? And what is really the state of peacefulness? Is it one sided? One way oriented? Serving one party on the account of others? Or is it a general and a just peace where everybody enjoys equal rights?
The Image of Islam
What does Islam do? I know it sooths pain and mends hearts. I've been told it heals all manner of wounds, hurts and injuries. I have felt it give purpose and meaning to every aspect of my life, both the good and the bad, heard it explain the inexplicable and seen it bring joy and comfort where none was to be found. I believe that Islam works miracles every day.