What is the definition of an ‘oppressed person’ [in Hadith] and can you give the Arabic word and transliteration please?
Oppression, when discussed In Hadith refers to something taken unjustly. Therefore the ‘oppressed person’ refers to a person whose rights are disregarded and trampled upon, be it monetary or with regard to his life/family etc.
(See: Fathul Bari, before Hadith: 2440 and Faydul Qadir, Hadith: 112)
The Arabic word is مظلوم, mazlum.
And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.
Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala
Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar