Al-‘Adl – The Just

Behold, God enjoins justice, and the doing of good,
and generosity towards one’s fellow-men;
and He forbids all that is shameful
and all that runs counter to reason, as well as envy;
and He exhorts you repeatedly
so that you might bear all this in mind.
An-Nahl 16:90, tr. Muhammad Asad

O God, help me against this self of mine
that is seeking help from You;
I seek justice from no one but from
this justice-seeking self.
I shall not get justice from any one except from
Him who is nearer to me than myself;
For this I-ness comes moment by moment from Him.
Rumi, Mathnawi I:2195-2198, tr. Helminski

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Al-'Adl - The Just

by Syed Mehdi
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