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  • Acting correctly, speaking the truth, and avoiding sins and lies. Straightforwardness. It is the middle way between excessiveness and insufficiency, and it consists of wisdom, chastity, and blessed courage.1)
  • Justice means fulfilling all compulsory duties, and avoiding all that are forbidden and contrary to human values.”2)
  • “The word “adalah” (justice) comes from the root ‘adl’ in Arabic. ‘Adl’ means that the two pans of a scale are equal, or that the two sides of the load placed on a horse are the same. Every time justice is mentioned, I think that a scale appears right before one’s eyes. For this reason, the scales were used as a symbol in the courthouse.”3)
  • “According to the investigative and insightful scholars, the basics of faith could be summarized in four fundamentals: to believe in God, in the Hereafter, in the Prophets, and servanthood or justice.”4)
  • “Everything has a purpose of creation. Every being must be employed according to its purpose of creation and capabilities, so that true justice is performed.”5)
  • Justice is a capital that can be used everywhere.”6)
  • Justice is a way of being close to God, but for some reason most people prefer to stay away from it.”7)
  • “The walls of Islam are truth, the gate is justice, and the inside is bliss.”8)
  • “Power’s dominance is transitory while truth’s and justice’s dominance is eternal.”
  • Justice is the soundest bridge of universal peace; oppression is the lowliest form of meanness polluting the horizons of humanity.”9)
  • “The establishment of a universal peace depends on the promotion of compassion and justice. Such a universal peace can only be achieved by people who nurture justice and compassion in their hearts, and who believe that even an unfairly gained cent will be held to account in the Hereafter.”10)
  • “The Qur’an is the unique book commanding true justice, real freedom, balanced equality, goodness, honor, virtue, and compassion for all creation. It is also the matchless book forbidding oppression, polytheism, injustice, ignorance, bribery, interest, lying, and bearing false witness.”11)
  • “Would the Majestic Being, Who manifests the sovereignty of His being Lord in the universe’s order, purposiveness, justice, and balance, not show His favor to believers who seek the protection of His being their Lord and Sovereign, who believe in His Wisdom and Justice, and act in conformity with them through worship? Would He not chastise those who, denying His Wisdom and Justice, rebel against Him?”12)
  • “There are two forms of justice, one positive and the other negative. The positive one consists in giving the right to the one who deserves it… The negative form of justice involves punishing the unjust, and so giving the wrongdoers their due via requital and chastisement.”13)
  • “Relative justice means that the part can be sacrificed for the whole. It does not consider the individual’s rights if these harm the community, and maintains that a lesser evil is preferred to avoid a greater evil. However, it is wrong to make relative justice the rule if absolute justice is possible.”14)
  • “The Qur’an’s perfect justice forbids killing an innocent person, even if the rest of humanity would benefit thereby. In the sight of Divine Power and Justice, an individual’s life is equal to humanity’s life. Yet some people are so selfish that they would destroy everything and humanity itself to realize their own ambitions.”15)

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Ali ibn Muhammed es-Seyyid eş-Şerif Cürcani, Tarifat: Arapça-Türkçe Terimler Sözlüğü, tr. Arif Erkan, İstanbul: Bahar Yayınları, 1997, p. 151.
M. Fethullah Gülen, The Statue of Our Souls, New Jersey: Tughra Books, 2009, p. 55.
M. Fethullah Gülen, Kendi Ruhumuzu Ararken (Prizma-9), İstanbul: Nil Yayınları, 2013, p. 117.
M. Fethullah Gülen, Prizma-2, İstanbul: Nil Yayınları, 2011, p. 174.
M. Fethullah Gülen, Prizma-1, İstanbul: Nil Yayınları, 2011, p. 142.
M. Fethullah Gülen, Ölçü veya Yoldaki Işıklar, İstanbul: Nil Yayınları, 2011, s. 174.
7) , 8)
Ibid., p. 174.
M. Fethullah Gülen, Kendi Dünyamıza Doğru (Ruhumuzun Heykelini Dikerken-2), İstanbul: Nil Yayınları, 2011, p. 231.
M. Fethullah Gülen, Fikir Atlası (Fasıldan Fasıla-5), İstanbul: Nil Yayınları, 2011, p. 137.
M. Fethullah Gülen, Kur’ân’ın Altın İkliminde, İstanbul: Nil Yayınları, 2010, p. 26.
Bediüzzaman Said Nursi, The Words, New Jersey: The Light, 2013, p. 83.
Ibid., p. 98.
Bediüzzaman Said Nursi, The Letters, New Jersey: The Light, 2014, p. 92.
Ibid., p. 452.
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