ENDOWMENT

SOME PARTS FROM AMIRNAME-I ALI

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Parts from Ali’ (may Allah be pleased with Him) Amirname (Written Commands) to Harith b. Ashtar, the Governor of Egypt Adorn your heart with mercy,...

Not to lose excitement and to be persistent

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The most effective motivational forces, which makes the men of service run to serve others and perform their services with pleasure, are the love and...

To try to be a role model

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Men of service should shoulder their duty instead of telling others to do it. Those who sit in their corners, give orders and think that...

To attribute the mistakes to ones own self and success to Allah the Almighty

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It is very important not to mix selfish feelings with the service carried out for the sake of Allah. Men of service should be careful...

Improving oneself scholarly and ethically

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A man of service should not neglect his personal progress in order to offer  quality service to humanity. Effort for continuous improvement must be his/her...

To give primacy to Qur’anic education

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The Holy Qur’an is a Divine trust revealed to the servants of Allah as guidance for them. To carry this trust first to ourselves then...

To maintain moderation

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Like in every other duty, to observe moderation in services is a central principle. Just like a man of service cannot ignore his family, parents...

To know the characteristics of the person to be served

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Human beings, the most respected creation, should be treated with esteem and respect, because his heart is the place of Divine manifestations. That is why...

To act with consultation

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Acting with consultation is a Divine command and a very significant Sunnah of the Prophet (pbuh).  Allah the Almighty reveals the significance of consultation to...

To be compassionate, merciful and forgiving

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A perfect believer is a man of heart. Mercy and altruism are his most distinctive characteristics and essential nature. In a faithful heart, compassion is...

To maintain sincerity and istiqāmah or uprightness

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Sincerity and uprightness must be the two inseparable characteristics of a man of service. To be a true man of service is a blessing of...

Manners and rules of conduct in serving creation

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“Both services of the lovers and the reward for their services is Allah the Almighty, or His pleasure, blessings and favors” Mawlana Jalal al-Din Rumi...

Gentleness and compassion in service

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To look at human beings within the limits of Islamic principles requires looking at and esteeming their pure essence not their states contaminated by sins....

The Method of Spiritual Guidance and Mercy in Serving Humanity

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For an action performed to serve creation there must be certain qualities in order gain the acceptance of Allah the Almighty. Most important of all...

Islam is revival of humanity

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The main object and claim of every system of thought is to raise the state of human beings and bring human relations to a higher...

SERVICE FOR THE SAKE OF ALLAH

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We find the basis of Islamic ethics in getting closer to Allah the Almighty with love and sincerity. And we also observe the most apparent...

ZAKĀT FROM LEGAL PERSPECTIVE

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Prerequisites of obligation of zakāt Zakāt is obligatory upon free and competent adults who are in possession of their faculty of reasoning....

Charity and Its Methods – Infaq

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a. Its Nature Words like infāq which connote devotion of wealth and life to the path of Allah the Almighty are mentioned in more than...

Charity and Its Methods – Zakat

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Human beings are the most distinguished among creation. The diversity among the members of the society like strong and weak, healthy and sick, learned and...

Civilization of Endowments

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Endowments are institutionalized forms of continuous charity as well as an expression of mercy, brotherly love and affection for creation for the sake of their...