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To Syed Rafey: Justice? What does 8:41 and 8:69 teach you of justice?

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in response to reader comment: I believe in Justice at large which means while doing justice within my own country it should not be at the cost of injustice anywhere else.

Submitted by Plato (United Arab Emirates), Jul 21, 2007 at 03:17

Syed Rafey, you wrote:>>Dear Plato, you have heard of Justice at large. Consider I have two children and one apple and I have to distribute equally. So I give it one of my boys and leaving nothing for other.

And I see another 3rd boy (not mine) has an apple too. So I take the apple from that other little fellow and give it to my boy.So now both of my boys have apple but that 3rd has left with nothing. But who care, he is not my boy!

My dear Syed Rafey. I agree with you a hundred per cent on not robbing others to do 'justice' to one of your own. But what example did your Prophet set? He raided caravans and neighbouring villages took booty and distributed it to his friends and relatives.The booty included women and children. Wasn't Mohammed forcibly taking apples that belonged to the third boy and giving them to his own boys? DID HE CARE?? Was this justice at large? 008.069 YUSUFALI: But (now) enjoy what ye took in war, lawful and good: but fear Allah: for Allah is Oft-forgiving, Most Merciful. 008.041 And know that out of all the booty that ye may acquire (in war), a fifth share is assigned to Allah,- and to the Messenger, and to near relatives, orphans, the needy, and the wayfarer,......

I believe in Justice at large which means while doing justice within my own home, city, country it should not be at the cost of injustice anywhere else.<<


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