SHAFAQNA – Imam Hussain’s (AS) movement started when he said: Can’t you see that justice is not practiced? Can’t you see that the unjust is not abandoned? Can’t you see that the justice has been buried? Can’t you see that oppression is dominant? I am appointed to revive and explain the meaning of the justice. Those who are appointed on special mission, they establish or create a turning point.
This turning point is that they turn the tide. Those who are going astray are directed towards the right way. Imam Mahdi (AJ) is the turning point of humanity and the history. The luminous explanation of Imam Ali (AS) (Nahjul Balaghah, Sermon 138) about the appearance of Imam Mahdi (AJ) is that: When Imam Mahdi (AJ) appears, he will be the turning point of the history.
Meaning, he will turn the tide, the society which has gone astray and follow own desires will be guided and returned. The society which chose to turn the divine guidance into desires, when Imam Mahdi (AJ) appears will do the opposite. When such an event occurs, the confrontation stars; be it in the issue of the prophethood or Imamate or on their behalf. Allah (SWT) told the Prophet Dawood (AS) who was the leader of the revolution: You are specially appointed to carry out the justice.
When you see the truth is coordinated with wisdom and justice, you can realize that the correct interpretation of the truth is the same as justice and wisdom. When they asked Imam Ali (AS) who is wise? He replied: The one who does every act in its right place. Naturally wisdom is the same as justice; be it in belief, be it in ethical issues, be it in religious jurisprudence or legal matters.
Therefore, whenever in the holy Quran monotheism is explained, it is said: Associating or considering partners with God is injustice and a great sin. Meaning instead of believing that the world has an origin and the world and the human being have been created by God, say that they have been created by the nature, by random or anything else apart from God; this is injustice; attributing their creation to something that is not true, is indeed injustice.
Translation of the speech by the Grand Ayatollah Javadi Amoli in Amol on 01/02/2005.