Rad e Mazalim


Rad-e-Mazalim, or redress of grievances, is a vital aspect of Islamic jurisprudence, focusing on addressing and resolving disputes or conflicts, and ensuring justice and fairness.

Instances of Rad-e-Mazalim

There are several situations where Rad-e-Mazalim comes into play. Some of these instances include:

  1. Found property (Luqatah) with an unknown owner who has likely given up hope of recovery.
  2. Loans where the debtor has forgotten the creditor or cannot access them.
  3. Uncovering property among one’s possessions that undoubtedly does not belong to them.
  4. Usurped property with an untraceable rightful owner.
  5. Seized property under an oppressive leader, with the rightful owners now unlocatable.
  6. Tradespeople, such as goldsmiths, with valuable remnants in their workshop belonging to unknown, unsatisfied owners. If forgiveness is granted initially, there is no need for Rad-e-Mazalim.
  7. Unclaimed property left behind by visitors or guests at a workplace or residence.

Instances of Rad-e-Mazalim

It is said to pay off the wrongful property of others that is owed to a person. According to Shia hadiths, one of the conditions for acceptance of repentance is rejection of atrocities. According to Shia jurists, rejection of atrocities is obligatory.

With the permission of Marja Taqlid, the unknown owners can give charity to the needy. In the jurisprudential books, there is a discussion about the rejection of atrocities in the chapters of Khums, Amr-e-Bah Maruf, the rulings of the deceased, wills and usurpations.


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