A Comparative Review Concerning the Concepts of Social Justice in Islam and other Religions

  • Wajid Mehmood Ph.D Scholar, Department of Islamic Study, Mohi Ud Din Islamic University (MIU) Azad Kashmir
  • Dr. Baqar Khan Khakwani Professor & HOD, Department of Islamic Study, Mohi Ud Din Islamic University (MIU) Azad Kashmir
Keywords : Social Justice, Islam, Judaism, Christianity, Hinduism, Comparison

Abstract

This paper intends to understand the fundamental concepts of social justice in major world religions and thought and their harshness or tenderness as well as steadiness and balance. Some literal and technical discussions regarding justice are the part of paper to know fundamental concepts. Employing comparative method, we came to know the mutual relation of different thought and religion in this regard how they are different and same or otherwise. This study concluded that Islamic concept of social justice is exactly close to the human nature. It is neither based on harshness nor too much loose to allow sin and crime spreading disorder in social life. Other than Islam, religions have the parameters of social justice based upon severity excessively or totally lenient that may cause to break social rhythm. Hence, saturating the needs of social justice humanity have to incline towards Islamic values and norm concerning subject matter and solving this dilemma in current situation around the globe. Islamic concept of social justice incorporates multiple dimensions providing guidance and instructions from basic to intellectual level, form individual to society and international community. 

Published
2020-11-04
How to Cite
MEHMOOD, Wajid; KHAKWANI, Dr. Baqar Khan. A Comparative Review Concerning the Concepts of Social Justice in Islam and other Religions. Journal of Religious Studies, [S.l.], v. 4, n. 01, p. 62-85, nov. 2020. ISSN 2663-0206. Available at: <http://jrs.uoch.edu.pk/index.php/journal3/article/view/248>. Date accessed: 23 nov. 2020. doi: https://doi.org/10.33195/journal.v4i01.248.