Yaqeen Institute for Islamic Research

Collection: Justice in Islam

Justice is a foundational pillar of the Islamic value system but what exactly is it, how is it conceptualized in Islamic theology, and what does it look like in society? These are some of the most important issues for Muslims to understand, particularly as value systems are juxtaposed in today’s society. Dr. Ramon Harvey presents an account of how Justice is intertwined with the moral narrative elaborated in the Qur’an. Dr. Yasien Mohamed explores the works of classical scholars like al-Raghib al-Isfahani to identify what makes the Qur’anic conception of justice unique in contradistinction to other world views. Dr. Nazir Khan discusses how the theological understanding of justice manifests in society in various forms of social justice through Islam’s teachings. Sh. Omar Suleiman presents a unique collection of forty Hadith on the subject of justice in Islam with commentary demonstrating their relevance to contemporary applied Islamic ethics.