Spirit of Volunteerism

Some of our select blog posts from the past, reflecting the spirit of Volunteerism in the Ismaili Muslim Community.

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  1. “In the Shia Ismaili Muslim tradition, voluntary service to others is viewed as an integral and positive part of daily life, and never as a burdensome obligation or an elective activity. Service is a means for each individual to actualise Islam’s ethics of inclusiveness, of compassion, of sharing, of the respect for life, and of personal responsibility for sustaining a healthy physical, social, and cultural environment.

    Generosity is fundamental to this concept of volunteerism: generosity of material resources, of time, of thought and of knowledge. The importance of the donation of time and financial resources is widely recognised. The other two elements are not. Thought helps others to help themselves. Knowledge enables the educated to provide technical information to the less educated on how to meet their own needs better and serve others.”

    Princess Zahra, at the International Association for Volunteer Effort, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, August 25th 1998

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