About The Book
Justice is a fundamental part of Islam and is exemplified in every aspect of the Shariah. Consequently, injustice has a destructive effect upon the whole fabric of society, resulting in corruption, rancour, distortion of the truth and anarchy amongst the masses.
Allah and His Prophet have instructed us to be just in our dealings and treatment of people. The great calamity of this world is that we seek the help of the wrongdoer and help them in spite of their injustice The late famous Egyptian scholar Shaykh Muhammad Mitwalli al-Sha'rawi exmines this subject in his own inimitable way, making copious use of the Qur'an and Sunnah. The book also contains the views of two great Classical Scholars of Islam, Inn Taymiya and Ibn Rajab.
About The Author
Muhammad Mutawalli Ash-Sha'raawi (April 5, 1911– June 17, 1998) was an Islamic scholar and former Egyptian minister of Endowments. He has been called one of Egypt's most popular and successful Islamic preachers, and "one of the most-prominent symbols of popular Egyptian culture" in the decades of 1970, 80s and 90s.
After graduating in 1940, he went on to earn his teaching certification in 1943. He later graduated from the religious institution of Tanta, before moving to another at Zagazig and then, finally, at Alexandria. In 1950, he moved to Saudi Arabia to work as professor of Sharee'ah in the University of Ummul-Quraa. However, in 1963, the diplomatic relations between Egypt and Saudi Arabia worsened and it became impossible for him to return to Arabia.
Instead, he took the position of manager of the office of the Imam of Al-Azhar, Hasan al Ma'amoon. Later, he travelled to Algeria as a head of the Al-Azhar expedition, where he stayed for seven years. During his stay in Algeria, the war of June 1967 occurred and Egypt suffered tremendous losses to Israel. Ironically, Ash-Sha'raawi 'praised' the defeat, saying "Egypt did not gain victory while the hands of communism surrounds them and their religion remains uncorrupted." Later, he did get to return to teach at the King Abdul Azeez University in Saudi Arabia.
Alsharawi was host of very popular Friday afternoon TV program preaching Islam.
On reflection of his influence was the Egyptian parliament's repeated blocking of legislation permitting organ-transplant operations, after Alsharawi issued a Fatwā declaring such operations Haraam (sinful)(in case organs are sold and not just "donated") on the grounds that `humans do not own their bodies’.