Thursday, February 01, 2007

Al-‘Adl | The Just | 99 Divinely Sublime Attributes of God

Al-‘Adl

. The Just
. The Embodiment of Justice
. The One whose wisdom of justice is based upon complete knowledge of past, present and future.
. The One Who imparts justice to all.


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. (The Quran 16:90)

And We set a just balance for the Day of Resurrection so that no soul is wronged in aught. Though it be of the weight of a grain of mustard seed, We bring it. And We suffice for reckoner. (The Quran, 21:47)

Lo! Allah wrongeth not even of the weight of an ant; and if there is a good deed, He will double it and will give (the doer) from His presence an immense reward. (The Quran, 4:40)

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

Practice | Repeat and behold this remembrance (Dhikr) as Ya-‘Adlu.

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