Lesson Thirty Four: The Best People
Imam ‘Ali (a.s.) said:
خَيْرُ النّاسِ قُضاةُ الْحَقِّ
The best people are those who judge fairly.1
Fair judgment in legal, social and moral matters is only possible for one who gives equal treatment to his own and others’ interests and his personal affection and hatred do not prevent him from justice and righteousness.
This is possible only for those whose existence is radiated with the light of belief, human virtues and love and affection for humanity . The powerful waves of selfishness, profit motivation and lust cannot overcome their mind and conscience. Such people deserve to be called “the best people.”
- 1. Islam is the Center of Society