The nature of islamic work


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This presentation attempts to clarify the nature of 'Islamic Work' and inspire individuals to get involved in making this world a better place - since it is a divine obligation.

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The nature of islamic work

  1. 1. The Nature of Islamic Work Mirza Ali-Mohammed March 2014
  2. 2. Outline • What is Islamic Work? • Characteristics of Islamic Work • Islamic Da’wah Movement • Who is an Islamic worker?
  3. 3. work
  4. 4. Islamic Work Beneficial to society Rewarding to Muslims on DOJ
  5. 5. Conditions Allowed from Islamic perspective 100% for the sake of Allah Making a sound plan Put trust in Allah. Rely on Him IslamicWork
  6. 6. Working for Allah
  7. 7. Choice • Working for Allah is a matter of choice – • …careful and considered choice… • …and not a matter of simple habit or of mindless reflex.
  8. 8. Khalifah • • Behold, thy Lord said to the angels: "I will create a vicegerent on earth."
  9. 9. From the Qur’an The inheritance
  10. 10. Surah Fussilat: 33 • • Who is better in speech than one who calls to Allah, works righteousness, and says, "I am of those who bow in Islam"?
  11. 11. Surah Yusuf: 108 • • Say thou: "This is my way: I do invite unto Allah,- on evidence clear as the seeing with one´s eyes,- I and whoever follows me. • Glory to Allah! and never will I join gods with Allah!"
  12. 12. Surah an-Naml • • Invite (all) to the Way of thy Lord with wisdom and beautiful preaching; and argue with them in ways that are best and most gracious: for thy Lord knows best, who have strayed from His Path, and who receive guidance.
  13. 13. Allah Activity Activity Activity Activity
  14. 14. The Payment for this WORK
  15. 15. Living here Eyes Akhira The Sahaabah
  16. 16. And say: "Work! Soon will Allah observe your work, and His Messenger, and the Believers: Soon will ye be brought back to the knower of what is hidden and what is open: then will He show you the truth of all that ye did."
  17. 17. Needs People
  18. 18. •Qualities •CharacteristicsPeople •Sahaabah •Islamic personalities Benchmark
  19. 19. Qualities of Islamic Workers
  20. 20. Qualities True understanding of Islam Firm faith in Islam Personal Character Islam as aim of life
  21. 21. Qualities Ta’alluq billaah Preference of the Akhira Forbearance and Steadfastness Devotion and Sacrifice
  22. 22. Worker Worker Worker Worker Worker For those who share this concern.. …organize themselves
  23. 23. Organized Collective It is ordained
  24. 24. Aims • The Islamic work seeks to bring about complete change in the society, taking it from Jahiliyyah (ignorance) to Islam. • It is not merely satisfied with increasing the moral fiber of a few individuals or groups of people –
  25. 25. • It strives for a metamorphosis of the very infrastructure of society; • it’s institutions, • it’s culture, • it’s political order and • it’s creed
  26. 26. Building the Muslim Individual Building the Muslim Family Building the Muslim Community Building the Muslim State Witnessing to Mankind
  27. 27. Building the Individual • to have a strong body; • exemplary character; • cultured thought; to be able to earn; • to have deep faith and correct worship; • to be conscious of time; • to be able to benefit others; • to be organized and striving.
  28. 28. Building the Muslim/Community • to have righteous parents who educate their children to be brought up Islamically. • building the Muslim Community – by building the individuals and the families, addressing the problems of the society.
  29. 29. Witnessing to Mankind • Building the Muslim State – by instituting and electing an Islamic social and political governance • Witnessing to Mankind – becoming the leader of humanity taking it away from the clutches of Shaytaan