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God – Glory be to Him, the Most High – has forbidden oppression for Himself, and He has also made it forbidden among His servants, for it came in a Qudsi hadith that God – the Most High – says:[1] Injustice is going beyond the limit set by the law, and it is also putting the matter in a place other than what God Almighty has legislated. Likewise, every sin by which God – Glory be to Him – is an injustice, but if it involves aggression against the right of others; It is unjust to others, even if there is no right in it for others; like polytheism; It is an injustice to oneself.[2]

The Prophet Muhammad, may God’s prayers and peace be upon him, explained these two types of injustice, and how God Almighty rewards both of them, when he said: “Injustice is three: an injustice that God does not forgive, an injustice that he does not forgive, and an injustice that God does not leave, as for the injustice that God does not forgive. As for polytheism, God said: Indeed, polytheism is a great injustice.[3]

Islam warns of injustice

God Almighty warned against oppression in many places in the Noble Qur’an, as well as the Messenger, may God’s prayers and peace be upon him, warned against it in the Prophetic Sunnah, and this is explained in the following:

  • God Almighty said: (The way is only for those who do wrong to people and transgress the land without right, for them is a torment).[4]
  • God Almighty said: (And if you see, when the wrongdoers are in the midst of death, and the angels stretching out their hands, expel yourselves today, today you will be recompensed with the torment of humiliation, for what you said to them.[5]
  • The Prophet, may God’s prayers and peace be upon him, said: (Beware of injustice, for injustice will be darkness on the Day of Resurrection).[6]
  • The Prophet, may God’s prayers and peace be upon him, said: (Two doors are hasty, their punishment in this world: prostitution and disobedience).[7]

Punishment for the unjust in the world

God – Glory be to Him – has decreed that the unjust people should give them respite and not hasten the punishment for them; There are many rulings, including: luring the oppressor so that God Almighty takes him in the ugliest condition and most heinous form, and in that God Almighty said:[8] Respite may be an opportunity to repent and return to God Almighty, for one of his qualities is that he is compassionate, or that the oppressed has previously wronged someone in his life, so the injustice committed against him is a punishment for him for his previous injustice.[9][2]

God – Glory be to Him – has promised the wrongdoers to hasten the punishment for them in this world; Because of the bad injustice, and its many harms to society, where the Messenger, may God’s prayers and peace be upon him, said: (There is nothing in which God is obedient – the Most High – has a quicker reward than upholding ties of kinship, and nothing has a quicker punishment than oppression and severing the ties of kinship).[10] Therefore, the punishment of the oppressor in this world may appear at his conclusion, so his end will be very painful. In retaliation for the oppressed, where the Messenger, may God’s prayers and peace be upon him, said: (God dictates to the oppressor, so that if He takes it, He does not let it go. He said: Then he recited: (And likewise, when your Lord took control of the towns, He took them)[11]),[12] Just as God – Glory be to Him, the Most High – disgraces the oppressor in this world, and makes him taste the bitterness and humiliation of life, then he will make him taste the torment of the Hereafter on the Day of Resurrection. على عدم إعطاء الفقراء حقّهم منها: (إِنَّا بَلَوْنَاهُمْ كَمَا بَلَوْنَا أَصْحَابَ الْجَنَّةِ إِذْ أَقْسَمُوا لَيَصْرِمُنَّهَا مُصْبِحِينَ*وَلَا يَسْتَثْنُونَ*فَطَافَ عَلَيْهَا طَائِفٌ مِّن رَّبِّكَ وَهُمْ نَائِمُونَ*فَأَصْبَحَتْ كَالصَّرِيمِ*فَتَنَادَوْا مُصْبِحِينَ*أَنِ اغْدُوا عَلَى حَرْثِكُمْ إِن كُنتُمْ صَارِمِينَ*فَانطَلَقُوا وَهُمْ يَتَخَافَتُونَ*أَن لَّا Today they will enter it poorly upon you * and they went to sleep in a hard, able state * and when they saw it they said: We are the only ones.[13][14][2]

The Messenger of God – may God’s prayers and peace be upon him – has told that a person’s supplication for injustice is not answered, and from that supplication for sin or for severing ties of kinship; Where he said: (The servant continues to be answered as long as he does not supplicate for a sin or severing ties of kinship).[15][16] ومن صور العقوبة التي تحلّ بالظالم في الحياة الدنيا القِصاص، فقد جعل الله – تعالى- القِصاص وسيلةً لأخذ الحقّ من الظالم، حيث قال الله تعالى: (وَكَتَبْنَا عَلَيْهِمْ فِيهَا أَنَّ النَّفْسَ بِالنَّفْسِ وَالْعَيْنَ بِالْعَيْنِ وَالْأَنفَ بِالْأَنفِ وَالْأُذُنَ بِالْأُذُنِ وَالسِّنَّ بِالسِّنِّ وَالْجُرُوحَ قِصَاصٌ فَمَن تَصَدَّقَ بِهِ فَهُوَ It is an expiation for him, and whoever does not judge by what God has revealed, those are the unjust.)[17][18] Also, God – Glory be to Him and the Most High – told in the Noble Qur’an that He misleads the unjust in the life of this world, and does not guide them to righteousness and righteousness, as God Almighty said:[19][20]

Pictures of the punishment of the unjust in the world

God – Glory be to Him, the Most High – told in the Noble Qur’an about the punishment of many wrongdoers in this world, and how He took them and destroyed them with their oppression and misdeeds, including the following:

  • جزاء فرعون مصر الذي عاث في الأرض فساداً، وظلم أهل مصر ظلماً شديداً، في زمن موسى عليه السّلام، حيث قال الله تعالى: (فَأَخَذْنَاهُ وَجُنُودَهُ فَنَبَذْنَاهُمْ فِي اليَمِّ فَانظُرْ كَيْفَ كَانَ عَاقِبَةُ الظَّالِمِينَ*وَجَعَلْنَاهُمْ أَئِمَّةً يَدْعُونَ إِلَى النَّارِ وَيَوْمَ القِيَامَةِ لاَ يُنصَرُونَ*وَأَتْبَعْنَاهُمْ فِي This world is a curse, and on the Day of Resurrection they will be among the reprehensible.[21][22]
  • The reward of the people of Thamud who were arrogant in their belief in God Almighty, and refused to follow Salih, peace be upon him, as their punishment was the cry that God Almighty had told about, when he said: (And the unjust overtook the cry, and they became in their homes, slain, and slain there. a dimension of Thamud).[23][24]

The prayer of the oppressed

God – Glory be to Him, the Most High – has pledged to respond to the supplication of the oppressed, even if he is an unbeliever, as the Messenger, may God bless him and grant him peace, said:[25] Thus, God – Glory be to Him and Almighty – made supplication a weapon for the oppressed; To remove injustice from himself, so that God Almighty will help him and avenge him of his wrongdoing, and the supplication of the oppressed has been assigned a great position in the sky, and in that the Messenger, may God’s prayers and peace be upon him, said: By my honor, I will help you even after a while.)[26] The reason for this is that the oppressed will be broken, needy, urgent, and humiliated to God – the Most High – in his supplication, just as he is weak and does not have the power to support himself or seek help from other people to ward off injustice from himself.[2][27]

the reviewer

  1. ↑ Narrated by Muslim, in Sahih Muslim, on the authority of Abu Dhar Al-Ghafari, page or number: 2577, authentic.
  2. ^ a b c th “Injustice and its Punishment”, www.almunajjid.com, accessed on 2-2-2018. act.
  3. ↑ Narrated by Al-Albani, in Sahih Al-Jami, on the authority of Anas bin Malik, page or number: 3961, Hassan.
  4. ↑ Surat Al-Shura, Verse 42.
  5. ↑ Surat Al-An’am, Verse: 93.
  6. ↑ Al-Suyuti narrated it, in Al-Jami Al-Sagheer, on the authority of Abdullah bin Omar, page or number: 135, authentic.
  7. ↑ Narrated by Al-Albani, in Sahih Al-Jami’, on the authority of Anas bin Malik, page or number: 2810, authentic.
  8. ↑ Surah Al Imran, verse: 178.
  9. ↑ “Why does God Almighty not hasten the destruction of the infidels? And why are the Muslims delaying?”, www.islamqa.info, 4-8-2006, accessed on 2-2-2018. act.
  10. ↑ Al-Albani narrated it, in Sahih Al-Jami, on the authority of Abu Hurayrah, page or number: 5391, authentic.
  11. ↑ Surah Hud, Verse: 102.
  12. ↑ Narrated by Al-Bukhari, in Sahih Al-Bukhari, on the authority of Abu Musa Al-Ash’ari, page or number: 4686, authentic.
  13. ↑ Surat Al-Qalam, Verse: 17-27.
  14. ↑ “Injustice is one of the causes of deprivation and the right of blessing”, www.islamweb.net, 4-9-2008, accessed on 2-2-2018. act.
  15. ↑ Narrated by Muslim, in Sahih Muslim, on the authority of Abu Hurairah, page or number: 2735, authentic.
  16. ↑ “A supplication without a right is accepted”, www.islamweb.net, 23-03-2008, accessed on 2-4-2018. act.
  17. ↑ Surat Al-Ma’idah, Verse: 45.
  18. ↑ A. Dr.. Omar bin Abdul Aziz Qureshi (20-5-2014), “Al-Qassas”, www.alukah.net, accessed on 4-2-2018. act.
  19. ↑ Surah Ibrahim, verse: 27.
  20. ↑ Khamis Al-Naqeeb (29-4-2014), “God leads the wrongdoers astray”, www.alukah.net, accessed on 4-2-2018. act.
  21. ↑ Surat Al-Qasas, Verse: 40-42.
  22. ↑ Muhammad Hassan Brigish (23-4-2014), “Tyrant and tyranny through the story of Pharaoh”, www.ar.islamway.net, accessed on 2-2-2018. act.
  23. ↑ Surah Hud, Verse: 67-68.
  24. ↑ Dr. Munqith bin Mahmoud al-Saqqar, “Consideration in the Gladiator of Nations,” www.saaid.net, accessed on 2/3/2018. act.
  25. ↑ Al-Suyuti narrated it, in Al-Jami Al-Sagheer, on the authority of Anas bin Malik, page or number: 149, authentic.
  26. ↑ Narrated by Ibn Hibban, in Sahih Ibn Hibban, on the authority of Abu Hurayrah, page or number: 874.
  27. ↑ Dr. Muhammad bin Abdullah bin Ibrahim Al-Suhaim (9-14-2014), “The Call of the Oppressed”, www.alukah.net, accessed on 4-2-2018. act.

What is the punishment for the unjust in the world?

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