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Spiritual roots of restorative justice- An Islamic perspective

Abdur-Razak, Faisal
June 4, 2015

Source: (2000) In Spiritual roots of restorative justice: A collection of faith community perspectives, 22-24. Ontario, Canada: Ontario Multifaith Council on Spiritual & Religious Care.

According to Sheikh Faisal Abdur-Razak, restorative justice in the Islamic tradition refers to the act of turning away from what God has prohibited and returning in repentance to what God has commanded. Thus understood, restorative justice is incumbent on all Muslims. Abdur-Razak outlines repentance in the Islamic tradition, with reference to specific teachings in the Qur’an and the words of Muhammad. This includes discussion of requisite conditions for restorative justice according to Islam.


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