Justice in the Holy Qur'an: A Practical Approach

Document Type : Research Paper


West Asian Studies, Faculty of World Studies, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran


Justice is of utmost significance in the Holy Qur'an as it is concerned with one of the most crucial matters. The Qur'an emphasizes that the prophets had a fundamental responsibility to uphold justice. This study aims to offer a contemporary and practical interpretation of Quranic justice as a research problem. The primary objective of this article is to elucidate the theoretical and practical dimensions of justice and elaborate on its portrayal in the Holy Qur'an. To begin, a comprehensive literature review is conducted, identifying four interrelated Arabic concepts, which are commonly translated as "justice" in English. Subsequently, the article examines the concepts of justice in two distinct sections. The first section delves into the meaning of justice and explores its various theoretical dimensions as depicted in the Holy Qur'an. The second section illustrates the practical aspects of justice within the Holy Qur'an. From this analysis, it is concluded that considering these concepts as interdependent provides profound insights into the responsibility of both prophets and individuals to establish social justice. Furthermore, this article presents a novel definition of justice from a socio-political standpoint.


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