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||Iman wa Amal judges' award
believers are parts of the body in relation to each other in matters of kindness, love and affection. When one part of the body is afflicted, the entire body feels it
Islam at its most fruitful is faith (iman) translated into action (amal). This special award is for individuals who, through their outstanding contribution to the diverse community of Islam, may be held up as Muslim role models.
Islam is both an intensely personal and intrinsically social religion. Every person at every level - from the playground to the boardroom - is encouraged to build and sustain a healthy society. Through caring, sharing, learning and living together in peace, in Islam, Muslims provide the example for each other, and for others.
Good practice is not an Islamic ideal, but a duty. It is described by Prophet Muhammad as an act of charity, incumbent upon every Muslim. The Prophet stressed that those who can provide money for the needy must do so, those who do not possess the immediate wealth must work in order to give a portion of what they save. He said that those unable to work should help, in person, the disadvantaged, those unable to assist should invite others to virtue. And for those unable to fulfil any of these obligations, there remains a final charitable deed: to refrain from evil.
Many Muslims are serving the community with no thought for reward in this world. They strive to please God and gain a reward in the Hereafter. We hope that by selecting an individual for this award, their good practice, their acts of charity, will remind us all to follow the shining example of our beloved Prophet.
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