The rights which is broadly classified into three categories
• The right of the creator
• The rights of the fellow being
• The rights of the one ownself.
Snatching away any of the above ‘rights’ is nothing but pure injustice leading to destruction. The first and the most heinous form of injustice is violating the right of the Creator. He created us and deserves our worship. Taking away His right is the utmost form of injustice as Allah says in Holy Quran in Chapter 31, Surah Luqman and verse 13 :–
“And (remember) when Luqman said to his son when he was advising him: “O my son! Join not in worship others with Allah. Verily! Joining others in worship with Allah is a great Zulm (injustice) indeed.”
Injustices are often not easily forgiven and the injustice of worshipping anyone besides Allah or even associating partners in the worship of Allah is never excused. The One who has complete control on our life is worthy of our devotion and submission.
The second category of injustice is violation of the rights of other fellow beings. This form of unfairness is viewed on a daily basis. Few among us realize it while many have accepted it as a prevalent system and selected even justify it. Allah claims in the Holy Quran in Chapter 42, Surah Ash-Shura, verse 42
“…those who oppress men and wrongly rebel in the earth, for such there will be painful torment.”
The final category of injustice is ruining the rights of self. Neither our body nor soul belong to us. They belong to the Creator and are bestowed upon us with the expectation to fulfill their rights. In fact the other two categories of injustice are linked to this one. When one intends to violate a right, the greatest demerit of it will reach that person very soon.
Disrupting any right will first and foremost eliminate the peace of the oppressor. He becomes the primary victim. It later creates chaos and confusion in the society. The peace of the society is too disrupted. Despite owning materialistic glory there remains an unfulfilled void.
Hence, the consequences would be always differ from each other, the injustice with the creator is very drastic and severe, they are overwhelmed with the dissatisfaction, feelings a void inside them, stress, depression and anxiety take a serious toll on them. No materialistic charm can give them peace in this world as well as severe punishment in the hereafter. Only faith and fulfilling its requirements can protect us as well can give peace and salvation.
And the unfairness with the fellow being can increase hatred and demolition in the society, losing the values. If it continues, a rebellious generation would be formed. I guess, we are living in this age where people don’t trust each other. Such thing we see and experience around us. The injustice with oneself could completely destroy the person from inside because cheating himself would never make him happy and peace. Just like the saying “As you sow as you reap” . The different sort of injustice but different outcone.
May Allah protect us from injustices.