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salaam. kindly help to avoid confusion.
In past history, few times on complaint the establishnent of perticular Muslim sect been forced to appear to the countrys court for its illegal activities and wrong beleif on different issues by followers.
But it is fact that every time every court and judiciary have almost granted favourable decision tawards the establishment of the sect.
And whoever made complain to the court have oftenly lost the case and all their efforts n
struggles proved to be vain. On this injustice, what should one normal man understand and how he keep his mind clear ?.
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Injustice in courts
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Dear and Beloved Brother in Islam, the courts of this world, regardless of whether the courts who judge by man-made laws or the Shariah Courts who judge according to the Laws of Allah and His Messenger (saws), give their judgments based on the evidence and proof presented to them. Even if the judge gives the decision in the favor of one party, and the party knows that they have been allocated more than what is their right, they should not take it and return it back to the other party; for that allocation would be unlawful for them and they would be guilty in the Just and Supreme Court of Allah Subhanah for taking what did not rightfully belong to them.
Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadith 9.281 Narrated by Um Salama
Allah's Messenger (saws) said, "I am only a human being, and you people (opponents) come to me with your disputes; and it may be that one of you can present his case eloquently in a more convincing way than the other, and I give my verdict according to what I hear. So if ever I (by what is presented as evidence to me) judge and give the right of a brother to his other (brother) then he (the latter) should not take it, for I am giving him only a piece of Fire."
If one party of the opponents knows they are in the wrong, and use their power, wealth, or bribes, etc. influence the judge in any way to give a decision in their favor and the judge does give the decision in their favor, they might get away with their injustice in the life of this short and transitory world; but Allah is our witness, they will not get away with their injustice and oppression done to the other party in the Just and Supreme Court of the All-Just Lord on an Inevitable and Tumultuous Day of Judgment!
Your Question: On this injustice, what should one normal man understand and how he keep his mind clear ?.
If one has been oppressed and what rightfully belongs to him has been usurped by another party, one is well within their rights in Islam to pursue the case in a higher court of law. If after one’s complete and full striving to the best of one’s ability, one is still not successful in attaining justice for himself, one should know with conviction that whatever of his rights were usurped by the other party by injustice and oppression will be returned back to them in the Hereafter, in the Majestic Presence of the Lord Most High, Most Just and in that Majestic Court of the Hereafter no one will be wronged in the least.
The unjust oppressor might get away with his injustice in the life of this short and transitory world, but only if he had any knowledge or feared the Tribunal of the Lord, or knew the price (in deeds) he would have to pay in the Hereafter for the paltry gain he unjustly usurped in the life of this world, he would never ever had approached anything which was unlawful for him!
Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadith 8.541 Narrated by Abu Huraira
Allah's Messenger (saws) said, "Whoever has wronged his brother, should ask for his pardon (before his death), as (in the Hereafter) there will be neither Dinar nor Dirham! (He should secure pardon in this life) before some of his good deeds are taken and paid to his brother, or, if he has done no good deeds, some of the bad deeds of his brother are taken to be loaded on him (in the Hereafter)."
And if the one who was oppressed knew with conviction that whatever he lost due to the oppression of the other party would be returned back to him in full in the Just and Supreme Court of Allah, and that too in the currency of the Hereafter (deeds), he would bear his loss with patience in the life of this world, and keep his faith firm in the Absolute Justice of the Lord All-Just. Allah is our witness, in that Supreme and Just Court of the Lord Most High no oppressor will be able to move without settling his accounts in full, and the one who was wronged will be completely satisfied with the compensations he receives!
Sahih Muslim Hadith 6251 Narrated by Abu Hurayrah
Allah's Messenger (saws) asked: ‘Do you know who is a pauper (or poorest of all)?’ They (the Companions of the Prophet (saws)) replied: ‘A pauper amongst us is one who has neither dirham with him nor wealth.’ He (the Prophet (saws)) said: ‘The pauper of my Ummah would be he who would come on the Day of Resurrection with prayers and fasts and Zakat but (he would find himself bankrupt on that day as he would have exhausted his funds of virtues) since he hurled abuses upon others, brought calumny against others, unlawfully consumed the wealth of others, shed the blood of others, and beat others, and his virtues would be credited to the account of one (who suffered at his hand). And if his good deeds fall short to clear the account, then their sins would be entered into (his account) and he would be thrown in the Hell-Fire!’
Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allah’s Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me alone. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.
Your Brother in Islam,