The Justice Pattern in the Theoretical and Practical Life of Imam Ali Ibn Abi Ṭālib (As)

Mohammad Javad Abolghasemi


The issue of justice is one of the most important issues that all the prophets and divine reformers, as well as the wise men and thinkers of humanity have spoken about and have made great efforts to achieve it in the individuals and society, but by reviewing the theoretical and practical life of Amir al-Mu’minin Ali ibn Abi Ṭālib (AS) we are reaching a comprehensive model for the realization of justice in the individual and society. Results: The model of justice includes two theoretical and ideological areas and behavioral and practical areas. In the field of opinion and thought; Firstly, justice is a doctrinal element and is placed next to Monotheism; secondly, justice is the basis and infrastructure of other virtues and values; thirdly: Justice is the criterion and standard of measure; fourthly: Justice is not an individual and personal matter. In the field of action and behavior: The seeker of justice must pass some stages: 1. Believing that justice is a matter of faith along with Monotheism and the seeker of justice must consider moving in the path of justice as his religion; 2. Self-beginning; as the first addressee of justice, the seeker of justice must be personally just; 3. The second addressee of justice is the relatives and kin; therefore, the pursuit of justice is unavoidable among relatives and friends; 4. The third audience is its agents. Therefore, the supervision on the main agents of government and controlling them must be done well; 5. The fourth audience are the people and they should establish a just and popular government for the administration of justice. By passing through five stages, the ground for the realization of justice is provided on a global scale

Method: The research method is descriptive and analytical and it benefits from documentary and library tools.


Seeking Justice; Theoretical Life; Practical Life; Pattern; Imam Ali (AS)

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