Great Justice By a Kind Judge – Excellent Moral Story !

judgeAn old woman was held guilty of shoplifting at a grocery store. The case was presented in front of the judge. In her defense, the lady confessed her crime and said she had stolen grocery items like rice and some pulses as she was very poor and her only son had died in an accident leaving behind his wife and three children who were dying of hunger.

The owner of the grocery store insisted that she be punished so that others learn a lesson not to shoplift.

The judge was very kind and honest man, after going through the documents he looked up and told the poor old lady, “I am sorry you have committed a crime no matter what the situation a crime is a crime so you are liable to criminal charges.”

The poor lady had to pay a fine of $100 and if she could not pay she would be sent to jail for 1 year according to the law.

The judge then took his hat off and put $10 in it, turned towards the audience in the court and said, “Each one of you present in the court is fined $5 for letting a whole family starve until this poor old lady is forced to steal to feed her daughter-in-law and her grandchildren. The clerk will now collect the fines from all of you present.”

The clerk brought the collection which was about $300 to the judge including the fine from the owner of the store. The fine of $100 was paid off and the judge gave the old lady remaining money so she could take care of her family until she got a job somewhere.

Have you ever seen such a thing happen in our courts ? How many of our judges are so wise, just, kind and compassionate ?

Moral of the Story

Justice is human right and kindness is humanity. So always be kind and compassionate along with being just.

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11 Responses to Great Justice By a Kind Judge – Excellent Moral Story !

  1. kvkarunakaran October 17, 2014 at 4:32 PM #

    great quote

  2. hussein kanah October 9, 2014 at 6:02 PM #

    This reminds me of Omar ibn Elkhattab ??? ???? ??? when a king asked where was he. He was told here he is sleeping under a tree. He said “You ruled, were fair,felt secure, then slept”.

  3. Iftikhar Awan October 9, 2014 at 2:26 PM #

    It’s a great quote;
    “Justice is human right and kindness is humanity. So always be kind and compassionate along with being just.”

    • Sana - Editor FFJ October 14, 2014 at 1:47 PM #

      Thank you. Really good to know you liked the quote 🙂

  4. Farouk Kamal October 8, 2014 at 8:17 PM #

    The judge should have asked the audience to
    donate as much as they could for this poor
    old lady, Thus justice will be served.

  5. khaleed October 8, 2014 at 6:49 PM #

    Let’s take the moral instead of finding faults from above story. Judge did a wonderful by helping the poor lady.

  6. Yunus October 8, 2014 at 4:42 PM #

    The woman should beg as last resort. Begging is allowed in Islam when there are no other options.

  7. Shakil October 8, 2014 at 3:37 PM #

    I have a court case coming and will b able to pronounce on that only when it’s done. Until then I am very pessimistic.

    • Sana - Editor FFJ October 14, 2014 at 1:53 PM #

      Don’t worry In sha Allah everything will be fine.

  8. Abdul Waheed October 8, 2014 at 3:29 PM #

    Out of $300 collected $290 represented fines which should have gone to the treasury.