Social Justice and Significance of Interfaith Studies

Authors

  • Zia Ur Rehman M.Phil. Department of Islamic Studies, University of The Punjab Lahore

Keywords:

Social Justice, esoteric theory, Practically Implemented.

Abstract

Social justice refers to a diplomatic, legislative, and esoteric theory that emphasizes the concept of equity in the relationship between individuals in society and equal avenues to wealth, opulence, opportunities, elbow room, and social privileges. This article aims to highlight the above-mentioned objectives. Moreover, it will be elaborated in this article that the role of religion is influential in casting notions of social impartiality, despotism, subjugation, and emancipation. Furthermore, it will be explained in this article that according to Islamic traditions, injustice is explained as one of the abysmal forms of evil in the light of the Quran and Sunnah of Prophet Muhammad (P.B.U.H), that justice and neutrality should not be predicated to a specific group of people, religious belief, race, caste, creed, or faith it should be done with each creation of God. Examples will also be given from prominent non-revelational religions like Hinduism, Buddhism, and Zoroastrianism. For example in Zoroastrianism, Humans are the unique creation of God specially designed for the purpose of fighting against heinous acts, in Buddhism, the concept of social justice includes that the Buddhist is interdict to harm any specie, as succinctly captured in the five precepts of morality including not to perpetrate murder, not to abduct, not to commit a sexual transgression, not to lie, and not to partake of intoxicating drinks or drugs and finally its comparison will be done with the Islamic Traditions that how Islam stands as an ambassador religion to safeguard the rights of the entire community and a staunch icon of religion in this interfaith religion’s dialogue. Concluding to the topic it will be justified that the concept of social justice prevails in each religion, though it is implemented practically or not is another topic of debate. But social justice is the need of the hour to safeguard this planet from disaster. All human beings are born with free will and have equal social rights.

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Published

2022-06-26