1. Make a list of acts which can be classified as unjust and as such are prohibited by Islam?
ii. not following merit
vi. selective justice
(… the list can be easily added to)
2. Can perfect justice be achieved in this world? If not why?
i. intentions cannot be known
ii. wrong decisions can be made by a judge because of wrong information
iii. wrong decisions can be made by a judge even if he has the right information because of human error
iv. how can a person who has killed many people be justly punished
v. a judge can be biased
vi. people who have been deprived can be compensated for their good deeds
vii. people who have done a lot of good can be rewarded
3. Make a list of things we sometimes do in our personal lives that are unfair, and a list of things our government does that are unfair. What could be done to rectify these injustices so we can cross them off the list?
Personal Unfair Things
As a Person: lying, stealing, not listening to both sides, gossip, rumour, bribery
As a Teacher: plagiarism, favouritism
As a Student: copy right, pirated software, cheating, helping others cheat
As Parents: undue favour to one child
As a trader: selling counterfeit labels and adulerated medicines
As a Judge: intentionally saving the criminal
Collective Unfair Things
i. Lack of providing basic needs to those living below the poverty line. This includes: food, shelter, clothing, health and education
ii. Unqual implementation of law
iii. Justice delayed
Quiz Marking Scheme
How Just are You?