But the principal cause of these difficulties lies in the laws of the present civilization; for they lead to a small number of individuals accumulating incomparable fortunes, beyond their needs, while the greater number remain destitute, stripped and in the greatest misery. This is contrary to justice, to humanity, to equity; it is the height of iniquity, the opposite to what causes divine satisfaction.
(‘Abdu’l-Bahá, Some Answered Questions, p. 273)
It is, then, clear and evident that the repartition of excessive fortunes among a small number of individuals, while the masses are in need, is an iniquity and an injustice.
(‘Abdu’l-Bahá, Some Answered Questions, p. 275)
Justice is a noble quality and injustice an iniquity.
(‘Abdu’l-Bahá, Paris Talks, p. 81)
Thou seest the sinner, O my Lord, who hath turned towards the dawning-place of Thy forgiveness and Thy bounty, and the mountain of iniquity that hath sought the heaven of Thy mercy and pardon.
(Bahá’u’lláh, Epistle to the Son of the Wolf, p. 5)