My dear reader, how are you? السلام عليكم
We cannot live better than in seeking to become better ― Socrates
This post talks about striving towards excellence through acts of kindness, compassion, justice and righteousness, and advancing humanity to serve both Creator and creation.
The pursuit of excellence and truthfulness is a noble endeavour, but it is not enough to simply claim these qualities. To truly be the best to and for the Creator, one must demonstrate their worth through their actions, especially in how one treats others.
At the individual level, acts of kindness and compassion towards others hold great significance. Whether it be through giving to those in need, treating family and loved ones with care and respect, or volunteering one’s time and resources to help others, these actions serve as a demonstration of a person’s commitment to being the best to the Creator through being the best to His creation.
The same principle applies at the societal level, where communities can come together to make a greater impact. Feeding the deprived, building hospitals and healthcare centres, working towards eliminating poverty, and promoting social harmony are just a few examples of how communities can strive towards excellence through serving others.
At the global level, the pursuit of excellence can take on a larger scale, with the goal of advancing humanity as a whole. Scientific advancements, such as those made by individuals like Al-Baruni, Ibn Sina, Al Razi, and Al Khawarizmi, have improved the lives of countless people and serve as a testament to the idea that true excellence lies in serving others. In addition, striving towards human rights, eliminating diseases, creating better communication systems, and cultivating better vegetation are ways in which the global community can work towards a common goal of serving the Creator through serving His creation.
In addition to compassion and kindness, the pursuit of justice and righteousness is also crucial in striving towards being the best to and for the Creator. This extends to all levels of society, from the individual to the global community.
“Justice is the first virtue of social institutions, as truth is of systems of thought.” ― John Rawls
It is important to note that when the act of giving is done in the context of serving the Creator through serving His creation, even the smallest acts, such as making a pencil or a needle pin, become meaningful and significant.
“The best of people are those that bring the most benefit to the rest of mankind.” ― Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him)
To conclude, if you love the Creator, you must also love and serve His creation. This can be achieved by striving towards excellence through acts of kindness and compassion, pursuing justice and righteousness, and advancing humanity through scientific advancements and social harmony. By embracing these values, we can make a positive impact on the world and serve as an inspiration to others.
So, what have you given to His creation today?
- a smile?
- a pencil?
- a piece of bread?
- a new piece of scientific research?
- passed on a transferable skill to your employee?
If nothing, do you still justify standing on the claim of being among the benevolent and truthful?
I hope you find this post useful. If you find any errors or feel any need for improvement, let me know in the comments below.
Signing off for today. Stay tuned! Happy learning.