Ramadan Challenge: Chapter #5 – Trust and Justice
Written by: Barah
“Indeed, God commands you to render trusts to whom they are due, and when you judge between people, to judge with justice. Excellent is that which God instructs you. Indeed, God is ever Hearing and Seeing.” [4:58][Sahih International]
What a verse! It points out a few things we should always have in the back of our minds.
The first point is making sure to give everyone their trust, no matter who they are. No one is more deserving of their rights than another. If something is taken, than it must always be returned to its rightful owner.
The second point this verse brings up is a big one: justice. This is something the world sorely lacks–the amount of injustice that is happening nowadays is unbelievable. It makes me think of the days of the jahilia [ignorance], before Islam came along. And for today’s world and society, the 21st century, to remind me of the jahilia. . .well, that is a problem, a huge one. That means that we have yet to evolve and learn, and that is unfortunate. How have we not learned how to treat people with justice and respect? It’s time that we learn how to handle things and judge people with equality and justice.