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Fatima is Fatima

by : Dr. Ali Shari'ati

Back You are here: Home Books Family The Principle Of Education (Up' Bringing)

The Principle Of Education (Up' Bringing) - 11.2. Pious Passions

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The best society in the world is one which has the cognizance of Allah, and it's members are bestowed upon with the Divine Grace of mutual help and support of each other! The Islamic society has a similar framework. Along with economic awareness, the Holy Quran has strongly emphasized on helping the poors and supporting the destitutes.

It is mentioned in Quran:-

"And in their wealth is the share for the weak and the destitutes." 132

And right from the beginning we need to develop in our children the habits to help others and share their work and concerns. Safeguard them from greed, selfishness, and apprehension. Develop in them farsightedness and depth of vision and heart. They should have love and affection for all, without any bias or discrimination. Moreover, by possible means, they should be habituated to help others, so thato the journey for goodwill continues, and pious feelings keep flourish in the world! It is directed by Allah:-

"And what so ever has been bestowed upon you by Allah, try to built your Hereafter by it, and also do not forget to take your share of this world. And then, the way Allah has done His favour upon you, in the same, manner , you should also do favour upon his creation. Also do not intent mischief; on the face of he world, because for sure Allah does not like the mischief mongers." 133

And see, what unbounded wealth, for the development of thought wisdom, has been disseminated In this glorifying statement of the Holy Prophet:-

One day the Holy Prophet was among his followers that he observed a well built youth, who was busy toiling hard, right in the morning.

On observing this, those who were sitting near the Holy Prophet commented:

"Alas! had this strength and vigour, would have been utilized in the path of Allah!" On hearing this the Holy Prophet replied.

"Do not comment so! Because if he is toiling for his own self, to free himself from the disgrace of extending his hand in front of others, and be not dependent upon 'other, then you must understand that he has worked in the way if Allah!"

"And even if he is busy, so that he may support his old parents or his still young children, and make them independent, still this toil be considered in the path of Allah!" "But, if he is just toiling that hard, to make a lot of money, and then with that excessive wealth belittle others, and boast of his grandeur over others, then all his efforts would be considered in the account of Devil." 134