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الأحد، ديسمبر 11، 2005

Shall we reach the truth?

It was said that there are four kinds of judges; three will end in hell whereas one (alone) will end in paradise.
The three judges that will end in hell are:

1- A judge that rules with injustice while perceiving that he is ruling with injustice.
2- A judge that rules with injustice while thinking that he is ruling with justice.
3- A judge that rules with justice thinking he is ruling with injustice.
On the other hand, the judge that will end in heaven is the judge that rules with justice while perceiving that he is ruling with justice.
This saying will first come to mind as justice, judges, litigants — and ill-treated victims occupy the major part of the picture, leaving only a small part for other interests.
The hearts of the people will break the instant they hear about justice throughout history and the wonders regarding judges who were bribed in order to twist the facts by changing what is right and what is wrong.
Even if the stages do not progress to reach the stage of trial, but freeze at the stage of investigation, yet the beginning of the road will indicate its end. In her beloved rural accent, my mother used to say, “What you place in the pot will be found in the ladle.”
We can only ask: With what kind of judges are we coexisting with? How can we reach the truth based on their judgment? How can the truth emerge, crystal clear, out of this vast amount of decay and out of the black corridors and back stages where no one knows what is happening—but through the stench that bothers the noses from time to time?
Shall we reach the truth?
Mahmoud Raya