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Volunteerism from Islamic perspective

Sulaiman, Kabuye Uthman (2011) Volunteerism from Islamic perspective. In: International Conference on Humanities, 14-16 June 2011, Parkroyal Penang Resort. (Unpublished)

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Volunteerism is a great virtue that is grounded in the teachings of both revealed and non-revealed religions and in all cultures. Since time immemorial, people have been spending time and money to help others without any expectation of compensation. All Prophets were volunteers and they emphatically stressed the need for volunteerism. Billions of hours are devoted to volunteer activities and some world leaders have also called upon their subjects to volunteer their time and money to help others. The aim of this work is to highlight the concept of volunteerism from the Islamic perspective. No religion or law gives volunteerism as much importance as Islam does. Islam encourages its followers to voluntarily share their time, wealth, knowledge and acts of kindness with others. The work is divided into two sections dealing with discussions on the meaning of volunteerism, its different forms and ethics.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Full Paper)
Additional Information: 5215/6624
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc > BP1 Islam > BP173.2 Sources of Islam
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences > Department of General Studies
Depositing User: Dr. Kabuye Uthman Sulaiman
Date Deposited: 27 Mar 2013 09:49
Last Modified: 07 May 2015 23:40
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/6624

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