عَدْلِ, احْسَانِ اور إِيتَاءِ ذِي الْقُرْبَىٰ: ۴
Absolute Justice, Kindness & Kinship - The 3 Creative Principles (4). Concluding Address, Jalsa Salana 24 July 1988.
The text of this address can be read at http://www.alislam.org/urdu/pdf/Adl-Ihsan.pdf (219 - 259).
In this ground-breaking series of addresses, the argument is presented that in the creation of the universe, in the evolution of life and in the ultimate creation of mankind, one finds the principle of Absolute Justice at work guiding the steps of evolution and governing the functions of each individual living cell. Perfect balance is to be found in all components of the universe, within every living fibre of one's body and between the various species found on Earth. Perfect balance, or Absolute Justice forms the very foundation of life as we know it. It is this balance which leads to the harmony that we witness in the laws of nature, a harmony which was the basis of Einstein's belief in a Supreme Creator.
The Islamic system of evidence covers a very wide area. When we contemplate over it in the light of Quranic statements and sayings of the Holy Prophet Muhammad ﷺ, we may not liken it to the system of evidence as prevails in the worldly courts. The Islamic system of evidence is in fact so wide that it covers not only the basics of justice but also comprises benevolence and kinship. Again, the expanse it covers is so wide that God considers justice binding even upon Himself and also treats His creation with benevolence and kinship wherever appropriate. Likewise, He presents a system of justice, benevolence and kinship, equally binding on His Prophets. Similarly, God presents the same system of evidence as covering the people of the past and the people of the future. He also covers the internal disputes of Muslims and their disagreements with their non-Muslim fellow beings. In all such places, one can discern the manifestation of not only justice but also of benevolence and kinship:
* Evidence in Financial Matters.
*Evidence of the Existence of God.
* A New Category of Testimony.
* The Recording System Operative in the Entire Universe.
* Covenants, their Different Categories, Punishments and Rewards.
* Covenants with non-Muslims, Treaties and Contracts.
The English translation of this fourth address can be read at http://www.alislam.org/library/books/AbsoluteJustice.pdf (343 - 405).
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