Message of Thaqalayn

A Quarterly Journal of Islamic Studies

Community Building, Part I

ABSTRACT: To consider a group of people a successful community involves specific requirements and qualities. Though personal identity is truly important, it is essential for a community to likewise have an identity that is shared by other members of the same group, and to work in a united way for the same causes.  Regardless of whether it is on a worldwide or lesser scale, establishing a community is becoming more and more vital in today’s day and age. Indeed, apart from possessing the task of purifying the people and educating them on how to create social justice, the prophets established successful communities. Part I of this series illustrates on the importance of community-building in the Qur’an and Prophet Muhammad’s efforts to put it into practice. Prioritized qualities that ensure a dynamic Islamic community will also be expounded on, such as truthfulness, trustworthiness, persistence, and maintaining a healthy balance in working for this world to eventually lead to a blissful hereafter.      

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