From Moses to Malcolm

There are hundreds of texts in the Qur'an and ahadith that speak explicitly about justice and righteousness, terms that coincide and overlap in meaning, and hundreds more that refer to justice implicitly. The scriptural data is also very diverse.  Different scholars sometimes take different positions on what justice requires in differing circumstances.  What actually is justice? How should we define it? Where does it come from? Does justice have an objective existence or is it simply the product of social agreement? Is there some stable essence to justice—such as fairness or equality or just desserts—or does justice mean different things in different contexts? 

Join Marc Manley as he examines these question via the prism of the Qur'anic narrative of Moses (peace be upon him), and the great civil rights leader and martyr El Hajj Malik El Shabazz (Malcolm X) in this recording of Al-Madina's teleconference event.