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Ẓulm is the Arabic word used interchangeably for cruelty or unjust acts of exploitation, oppression, and wrongdoing, whereby a person either deprives others of their rights or does not fulfill his obligations towards them. In Turkish, it is known as zulüm and in Bengali, oppression is জুলুম (zulum).

A person who commit zulm is called a ظالم zaalim.

In the Islamic context injustice or acts of cruelty are attributed to human acts and not to Allah: God does not do injustice to anyone. It is the people who do injustice to themselves.[1]


  1. ^ 11 : 101

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