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The essentiality of social justice: an analysis from three Abrahamic faiths Judaism, Christianity and Islam

Jamaludin, Najiah Athirah and Mohd Amin, Wan Mohd Azam (2022) The essentiality of social justice: an analysis from three Abrahamic faiths Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Al-Itqan: Journal of Islamic Sciences and Comparative Studies, 6 (2). pp. 5-20. E-ISSN 2600-8432

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This paper discusses the concept of social justice in the light of revealed religions‘ perspectives, and how essential is this concept in improving the social system. The researcher seeks to explore the narrative of social justice and to explain both the meaning and the concept to objectively analyse it from each of the world religions‘ perspectives, which are Judaism, Christianity, and lastly from the perspective of Islam. This research is theoretical and philosophical, and therefore, is qualitative in nature and depends much on textual research. The resources include printed and online materials. To analyse the data, the researcher has adopted critical and analytical methods. From the discussion above, it concludes that the source of knowledge for the concept of social justice to create a just and balance system on which people‘s individual and communal endeavours will be based, is very essential and significant in all religions. Thus, all three revealed religions are all based on Transcendental Principle found in the revelations as the most important source to acknowledge the concept of justice. Also, the findings show that only one religion has a strong and fix concept of social justice which is Islam. Even though the other religions did not have a solid concept of social justice, however they do have the concept of justice and it shows that justice is a nature from God. While the three main religions highlight a different dimension of social justice, they also have key points in common, which everyone should achieve justice and should act justly to uphold the concept of justice.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Social justice, Islam, Christianity, Judaism, Religions
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc > BP173.44 Human Rights In Islam
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences
Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences > Department of Usul al-Din and Comparative Religion
Depositing User: Professor W Mohd Azam Mohd Amin
Date Deposited: 23 Nov 2022 09:35
Last Modified: 23 Nov 2022 09:37
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/101372

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