In the eleventh episode of the special internet program “Facing the Sky”, which is broadcast on the occasion of the holy month of Ramadan, pointing out that Ramadan is the month of God’s feast, Ayatollah Reza Ramazani Gilani stated, “One of the issues that human society should pay attention to and consider as a human responsibility is helping and doing good to each other.”
“While they must pay attention to their individual responsibilities, including being believers, human beings must also pay attention to social issues, including challenges, problems, and social harms,” added the Secretary-General of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly.
“It is wrong to say that this is not one’s problem, and everyone is responsible for the social problems. This issue has been emphasized in Quranic verses and hadiths,” he emphasized.
“These good deeds, as divine commands, are very effective in solving problems,” stated Ayatollah Ramazani, referring to the emphasis of the Holy Quran and hadiths on benevolence, kindness, and empathy.
“It is even stated in some hadiths that the value of a person is equal to his benevolence,” noted the Secretary-General of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly, saying that God has commanded us to do justice, benevolence, and goodness.
“The best human baggage is doing good to people, which attracts human hearts,” he said, emphasizing the order of Imam Ali (a.s.) that kindness and goodness can be baggage for the Hereafter.
“It is stated in the Holy Quran that by benevolence, man has actually done good to himself, and if he does evil, he has done evil to himself,” Ayatollah Ramazani pointed out.
Compassion, empathy basic needs of human society today
“This goodness leads to friendship and solves the problems of the society,” added the Secretary-General of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly, pointing out that the spirit of kindness and empathy should be increased in human beings.
“The kindness and empathy have been able to solve many problems in the evil Covid-19 virus, floods, earthquakes, etc.,” he clarified, stating that compassion, empathy, and faithful help are highly needed by human society today.
“This public contribution has been able to solve many problems quantitatively and qualitatively,” said Ayatollah Ramazani, referring to the impact of the presence of the people in helping the needy.
“According to verses and hadiths, immorality, disobedience, and defiance are rejected and contrary to reason. But benevolence and justice are in accordance with reason and Fitrah (inner nature)” concluded the Secretary-General of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly, expressing that in various supplications, especially the prayer of the eleventh day of Ramadan, we ask God to make benevolence our beloved.