World Social Justice Day
World Social Justice Day
Believing in the United Nations General Assembly in the importance of social justice in achieving international peace and security, especially in the era of globalization, it was decided to celebrate February 20 annually as International Day for Social Justice, starting from the sixty-third session of the General Assembly. In this context, the international organization dedicated the theme of this year’s celebration 2023 to “Overcoming Obstacles and Unleashing Opportunities for Social Justice.” The concept of social justice, with its basic elements of human rights, issues relating to poverty, corruption and development issues cannot be approached in isolation from the economic issue, which overlaps in all political, cultural, intellectual and even environmental aspects of society.
This confirms the importance of the evaluation process derived from the reality on the ground in the light of scientific bases and objective criteria for judging the extent to which social justice has been achieved and exploring defects and sites of achievement. This necessitates the provision of media freedom, equal opportunities and management efficiency to crystallize a true vision on the path of development and social justice. Being satisfied with the politics of theorizing and raising the slogan of social justice is one of the most important factors of social and political unrest from which many countries of the world suffer. And beware of abuse and injustice, for abuse returns with clearness, and injustice calls to the sword,” referring to forced displacement, refugee problems, and armed conflicts as serious consequences of neglecting the application of social justice, even if the authority bears religious titles!
The lesson is to work with principles and principles, not just ranting about them. His Eminence, the Theologian Ayatollah Al-Sayyid Sadiq Al-Shirazi denounced the state of dichotomy between theory and practice among the rulers of Islamic countries in dealing with the issue of social justice, saying: “What causes shame and makes one feel ashamed is what we witness in countries that attribute themselves to Islam in terms of social catastrophes, such as the widening of social segments that live below the poverty line, not to mention the rush of their people to seek refuge in foreign countries, and the fall of those who remain in their countries to suicide, commit crime and suffer from drug addiction,” affirming His Eminence. On the importance of providing freedom, bearing responsibility, and matching words with action in achieving social justice as wanted by the noble messenger of Islam, Prophet Mohammad peace be upon him and his progeny where they actions and words matched. As we celebrate the International Day of Social Justice, we call upon lawmakers and governments in the world to make more efforts to practically achieve this human value so that humanity can enjoy prosperity, prosperity and happiness.