Relationship between religious belief and social responsibility

TEHRAN (IQNA) – A person’s social responsibility, which the Quran refers to as a righteous act, involves active participation in society and includes activities such as protecting the environment, helping others and contributing to important social, cultural and other issues.

Since the advent of Islam, Muslim scholars and thinkers have offered theories and views on the social responsibilities of individuals. For example, Abu Nasr Al-Farabi (872-950), known in the West as Alpharabius, presents utopia as being based on cooperation, mutual aid, sharing of work and sharing of responsibilities between the members of society in order to meet individual and personal needs. social needs.

Islam defines social responsibility as a “virtuous act”. Also called “good deed”, it is a clear and unambiguous concept that in the Quran is sometimes contrasted with bad deed or bad deed, notably in verse 46 of Surah Fussilat: “Whoever acts righteously does so for his own good and whoever does evil does so against his soul. Your Lord is not unjust to His servants.

The concept of “good deed” is mentioned in the Koran 87 times in different forms, which shows the importance that the Holy Book attaches to it. It seems that the significance of a good deed is no less than that of faith, for a good deed signifies the presence of faith in one’s heart and in one’s life. Faith without good action is like a dry tree without fruit.

As mentioned in verse 2 of Surah Al-Ankabut, fulfilling one’s responsibilities and doing good deeds are necessary in addition to having faith in God: tried?

According to this verse, having faith is a necessary but not sufficient condition, and therefore believers must take responsibility after accepting faith.

The social responsibilities of individuals are the basis of collective social responsibilities because a society is made up of individuals. There is therefore a relationship between the social responsibilities of individuals and the collective social responsibilities.

Social responsibilities are a voluntary matter and it is up to the individual to decide, but it is important to note that with any commitment comes a responsibility and failure to do so would have consequences not only for the company but also for the individual.

When one enters the field of social responsibility with a sense of commitment, it helps to solve the problems that people and society are facing and reduce the negative results of development in different economic, social, cultural and other fields. .

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