Lesson One Hundred Seventeen: One Hour Of Justice
The Prophet (peace be upon him and his progeny) said:
عَدْلُ ساعَة خَيْرٌ مِنْ عِبادَةِ سَنَة!
One hour of justice is better than one year of worship.1
Worship is the same relation of creature with creator and ‘possible’ with ‘necessary’ and paying attention to this relation and connection. Those worships are important educational lessons which have an effective role in correcting man’s spirit and mind.
However, we read in the above tradition, that one hour of justice is better and higher than one year of (recommended) worship. These expressions show the critical importance of justice and meditation, both having a common origin. Wherever there is no justice, there is no thinking, meditation and wisdom.
- 1. Nahjul Fasahah, page 490