Social Service in Islam
What is the idea of social service in Islam? Should Muslims work for the Muslim group solely or for the entire of humankind?
In Islam, social service is of immense significance. Whatever providers an individual renders for the welfare of humankind, and thru these deeds, hopes for the blessings of Allah will likely be thought to be righteous deeds. These deeds if accomplished solely for searching for the pleasure of Allah (and never for recognition or present) will certainly be rewarded by Allah.
Allah says in the Glorious Qur’an: “Whoever comes (at Judgement) with an excellent deed may have higher than it, they usually, from the phobia of that day, will likely be protected.” (Quran 27:89) “Then shall anybody who has accomplished an atom’s weight of fine see it!” (Quran 99:7)
Allah repeatedly instructs as in the Glorious Qur’an to behave kindly, to give charity, to serve the poor, the orphans, and the needy. While the Qur’an condemns hoarders and misers, it also prohibits ill-treating and threatening the poor and the needy.
In all these verses of the Qur’an, Allah has not instructed the Muslims to work only for the welfare of the Muslims. There are no such restraints. All these instructions are general in their scope and hence include both, the Muslims as well as the non-Muslims. The Prophet (PBUH) too has made it clear that striving of a Muslim for the welfare of any of the human beings or living creatures is an act of charity.
Narrated Anas bin Malik (RA): Allah’s Messenger said: “There is none amongst the Muslims who crops a tree or sows seeds, after which a hen, or an individual or an animal eats from it, however is thought to be a charitable reward for him.” (Sahih Bukhari, Vol. 3, Hadith No. 513)
In Islam, removing a harmful thing from way is also Sadaqa (charity). (Sahih Bukhari, Vol. 4, Hadith No. 232)
Islam ordains us to treat all the living creatures well and with kindness.
Narrated Abu Huraira (RA): Allah’s Apostle said, “While a person was strolling, he felt thirsty and went down a effectively and drank water from it. On popping out of it, he noticed a canine panting and consuming mud due to extreme thirst. The man stated, ‘This (canine) is affected by the identical downside as that of mine. So, he (went down the effectively), stuffed his shoe with water, caught maintain of it along with his tooth and climbed up and watered the canine. Allah thanked him for his (good) deed and forgave him.” The people asked, “O Allah’s Apostle! Is there a reward for us in serving (the) animals?” He replied, “Yes, there’s a reward for serving any animate.” (Sahih Bukhari, Vol. 3, Hadith No. 551)
Thus, social service in Islam carries nice significance and it’s to be accomplished to all in common, whatever the faith. And Allah is aware of finest.
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Originally posted on March 20, 2022 @ 8:14 pm