Ali on Justice: Wrong no one as you would not love to be oppressed

April 9, 2017

Al-Muttaqi Al-Hindi reported: Ali ibn Abi Talib, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “Make yourself a scale between you and others, and love for those besides you what you love for yourself and hate for them what you hate for yourself. Do not wrong others, as you would love not to be wronged. Be good to others, as you would love to be treated well.”

Source: Kanz al-‘Ummāl 16/172

Ibn Abi Al-Hadid said, “One of the captives said to a slave-owner, ‘Deal with me as you would love to be dealt with by Allah,’ so the owner freed him.”

Source: Sharḥ Nahj al-Balāghah 16/84

عن المتقي الهندي قال علي بن أبي طالب رضي الله عنه اجعل نفسك ميزانا بينك وبين غيرك وأحبب لغيرك ما تحب لنفسك واكره له ما تكره لها ولا تظلم كما لا تحب أن تظلم وأحسن كما تحب أن يحسن إليك

16/172 كنز العمال

وقال ابن أبي الحديد قال بعض الاسارى لبعض الملوك افعل معي ما تحب أن يفعل الله معك فأطلقه

16/84 شرح نهج البلاغة