The State of Justice and Impediments to a More Just Muslim World

  • Hossein Askari
  • Abbas Mirakhor
Part of the Political Economy of Islam book series (PEoI)


Sen has called for a theory of justice that responds to the “deprivations from which human beings suffer.” It is difficult to place the state of justice in the world today in proper perspective without looking at the past and all the wrongs of colonialism. Today global inequalities and injustices are multifaceted. Injustice has permeated the most important agreement to stem nuclear proliferation. Inequalities and injustices are also alive and well in the financial and commercial world. The powerful also use the military threat to subdue their adversaries. National injustices abound in most countries. The deplorable state of justice in Muslim countries is due to the fact that Muslims, individually and collectively, throughout history have not internalized and practiced the rules detailed in the Qur’an, resulting in devastating consequences.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hossein Askari
    • 1
  • Abbas Mirakhor
    • 2
  1. 1.George Washington UniversityWashington, DCUSA
  2. 2.INCEIFKuala LumpurMalaysia

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