Dictionary term

Definition of "Al-‘amal"

Lit: Work or activity. Tech: A value of Islamic society that stresses the need for hard work and action by human beings. The Qur’an exalts work and condemns wasting of time in idleness and frivolities. The work must be ‘good or beneficial’ (al-‘amal al-salih). Islam recognizes the individual’s right to choose any work for his livelihood but obliges him to consider the needs of the society as well.

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