Ibn Qayyim on Sharia: Justice is primary in the law of Islam

Ibn al-Qayyim said, “Allah Almighty has made clear in his law that the objective is the establishment of justice between his servants and fairness among the people. Whichever path leads to justice and fairness is part of the religion and can never oppose it.”

Source: al-Ṭuruq al-Ḥikmīya 1/13

قال ابن القيم رحمه الله قَدْ بَيَّنَ سُبْحَانَهُ بِمَا شَرَعَهُ مِنْ الطُّرُقِ أَنَّ مَقْصُودَهُ إقَامَةُ الْعَدْلِ بَيْنَ عِبَادِهِ وَقِيَامُ النَّاسِ بِالْقِسْطِ فَأَيُّ طَرِيقٍ اُسْتُخْرِجَ بِهَا الْعَدْلُ وَالْقِسْطُ فَهِيَ مِنْ الدِّينِ وَلَيْسَتْ مُخَالِفَةً لَهُ

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