Second basic belief of Shia religion is adl. The opposite of adl is zulm (oppression). The meaning of adl is to put everything in its correct place. For example, a cap can be worn on the head. So the cap will always be on one s head even if it is very ordinary. The same way the place for shoes are one s feet. It does not matter how expensive they are. They will always be on one s feet. If someone acts against it, then it is called zulm (oppression). The belief of Shia is that Allah is adil (one who does justice). He can never be an oppressor. No attribute of oppression can be associated with Him because He is free from every fault.
If you look around the whole universe, you will see every thing is dependent upon adl. Allah has given every particle a particular place.
If a single particle changes its place slightly, then the whole system of the universe will be destroyed. The foundation of beliefs and acts is also adl. If you lower the status of Muhammad (saw) wa Aal e Muhammad (as) and give others a higher status than Them, this is the true zulm (oppression). If someone claims to be Shia and still does these acts, then in reality he is destroying the Shia religion.
Adopted from the book: "Kashaful Salat" by: "Seyyed Baqir Nisar Zaidi"
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