Reply Question:22

Justice implies that everything is set in its proper place and maintains equilibrium. Social justice is the movement of society towards the correct goal. Injustice is just its contrary. Thus, like injustice, justice is not mere governmental and social justice, but enjoys a wider meaning.

First, it represents one of the prominent divine attributes, and in this regard Imam (a.s.) says:

“The bases of religion are ‘Tauhid’ (monotheism) and ‘Adl’ (justice).” [64]

Secondly, it is amongst man’s individual virtues. A just person is someone who does not commit major sin nor repeats minor sins.

Thirdly, at times, it is used as a scale. A true and correct saying is called a just saying.

Consequently, justice means to be moderate and to refrain from sins and implications. Social justice is reckoned to be only one of its most evident applicability. Under the circumstances, in reply to the above-mentioned query, one can say: During the time of Imam-e-Asr (a.t.f.s.), the government training programs would drive human-beings towards individual justice and the social programs would set up a just system and its evident proof can be found in the famous statement:

“يملا الارض قسطا و عدلا كما ملئت ظلما و جورا”