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Humanitarian services are part of Islam

The Holy Quran expressly declares that the human race is one family.  All of us are the children of Adam and Eve, whether our skin is white or black. At various places it says: “All human beings are a single nation” (2:213).  “All human beings are naught but a single nation and yet they disagree” (10:19).  “And verily this your nation (human beings) is a single nation” (21:92) and (23:52).   Humanitarian which means having concernfororhelpingtoimprovethewelfareandhappinessofhumanity. Havingtheinterestsofmankindatheart is in essence what Islam as a religion and a way of life strives for .

Man is born with a heart of compassion which reacts in accordance to the feelings of fellow humans. Compassion, love, affection and care are the innate qualities which make a human. These qualities define man. The development or suppression of these qualities entirely depends on man himself. From time to time, philosophers and religious scholars have tried to encourage people to increase these innate …