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The greatness of Islamic justice

Equality before the Law

Islam's rulings concerning civil rights do not differ from its rulings concerning the aforementioned rights. Islam treats all people equally before the law and grants them equal civil rights without any discrimination between a beggar and a prince, or a nobleman and a man of modest birth.

The Second Rightly Guided Caliph, `Umar ben Al Khattab, who was responsible for organizing the administration of justice in the muslim state upon the firm foundation of the Holy Quran and the Traditions of the Prophet, said in his first speech after becoming Caliph: "O people I swear by God that there is no man among you as powerful as he who is helpless until I restore his rights to him, and there is no man amongst you as helpless as he who is powerful until I restore what he had usurped to its rightful owner".

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Islamic Political System

Islamic Political SystemThe political system of Islam has been based on three principles, viz., Tawheed (Oneness of God), Risalat (Prophethood) and Khilafat ...

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The Objectives of Islamic Law

The Objectives of Islamic LawWhen we say “objectives of Islamic Law”, we are referring to the general aims that Islamic Law strives to fulfill with resp...

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The Moral System of Islam

The Moral System of IslamMoral sense is inborn in man and through the ages it has served as the common man's standard of moral behavior, approving certain qual...

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Economics Principles of Islam

Economics Principles of IslamIslam has laid down some principles and prescribed certain limits for the e...

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Islamic Sharia Law

Islamic Sharia LawIslamic Law is a comprehensive system covering the human being’s relationship with his Creator, with his fellow huma...

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Islam and the class system

Islam and the class systemBefore we discuss Islam's attitude regarding the concept of classes it may be useful to try to understand what i...

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The Judicial System in Islam

The Judicial System in IslamMan is a social being by nature. He cannot live perpetually on his own, completely independent of others. People are interdependent...

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