Q 6: What is
the status of a lawyer in the Islamic judiciary?
As it is the norm for a lawyer to exert himself, by all means, to help his client win his case?
The status of a lawyer in the Islamic judiciary is as follows: He is a person entitled to defend the one who deputizes him, either the defendant or the plaintiff. He and his client have to be moderate in asking for their rights and treat the opponent fairly. By doing this, they bring goodness to themselves and help the judge resolve disputes. If the opponent and his client are selfish and wish to win the case, even if they achieve this unjustly, and seek to make money unlawfully by resorting to fraudulent means and lengthy disputes, they bring evil on themselves and are sinful for consuming people's money unjustly and (Part No. 23; Page No. 502) making it difficult for the judge. Thus, if Allah does not guide the judge, he may not be able to resolve the dispute justly.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.