ALI-042: Principles of Islam: Justice of God
One of the principles of Shî`î worldview and Islamic belief is the idea of justice both as an attribute of Allah (swt) and as a guiding principle of individual and social practices. This question has been debated by religious scholars, theologians, philosophers as well as believers and non-believers.
To have a general grasp of the nature of the idea of justice, the course has been designed for a wide range of students. We will study Qur’ânic âyât andHadîths of the Ma`sûmîn (a) on the topic. We’ll also consider some philosophical and theological arguments.
At the completion of the course, we should Inshaa’ Allah be able to have a better understanding of ethical implications of our belief in justice for our everyday life and the events of the Barzakh and Qiyamah.
The topics to be discussed include:
- Justice as and attribute of God’s Deed,
- The question of good and evil,
- God’s justice and human justice,
- God’s justice in light of His hikmah (wisdom), and equality,
- Discrimination and justice
- Instructor: Dr. Sayyed Mohammad Soleimanpanah
- Dates and Duration: Four sessions, from June 8 – 29, 2003 (both dates included)
- Timings: Sunday afternoons, 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. (preceded by Zuhrayn prayers)
- Venue: Academy for Learning Islam office, #203, 6191 Westminster Hwy, Richmond, BC (corner of Westminster Hwy & No. 2)
- Eligibility: Muslims ages 20 and over
- Recommended Donation: $40.00 per person