Our Understanding of the Philosophy of Life
“By The Time. Verily, man is in loss. Except those who believe and do righteous good deeds, and recommend one another to the truth, and recommend one another to patience.”
The above-mentioned verse from Quran provides the following behavioral guidelines:
- Believe in (i.e. if something is “right”, one has to believe it, first)
- Do the righteous good deeds (i.e. simple believing is not good, unless it is acted upon)
- Recommend one another to the truth (i.e. only once something is believed and practiced by someone, he/she gets the right to recommend it to others)
- Recommend one another to patience (i.e. continue persevering on acting upon your beliefs and recommending it to others, with patience). A right behavior should never be opted due to the rewards it promises. It should be carried out because of inner satisfaction. The motivation should be intrinsic. Rewards, of course will follow, but should not be the driving force.
Our behavior thus is driven through this divine message:
- That we truly believe in each and every word of what we offer.
- We tend to practice every word of what we recommend to others.