On International Workers' Day (Labour Day) - Muslim Council of Elders: Nations Advance and Societies Thrive Through Work and Dedication

The Muslim Council of Elders, under the chairmanship of His Eminence Dr. Ahmed Al-Tayeb, the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar, emphasizes that work is a significant Islamic value advocated by the noble Islamic faith, making it an act of worship through which individuals draw closer to Allah.  The Holy Quran states: "And say, 'Do [as you will], for Allah will see your deeds, and [so, will] His Messenger and the believers" (Surah At-Tawbah: 105), and the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) said: "Verily, Allah loves it when one of you does a job, he perfects it."

In a statement on the occasion of International Workers' Day (also know as Labour Day) which is celebrated on May 1 of each year, the Council highlights the significance of this day as an important opportunity to showcase effective models to be emulated in work and sincerity, and to appreciate the efforts of the workforce in all their capacities and locations. The Council emphasizes that work is the foundation of progress and development, the building blocks of nations, and the cultivation of the earth which Allah has entrusted to us, as He says, "And say, 'Do [good]; Allah will see your deeds, and [so will] His Messenger and the believers'".

On this occasion, the Muslim Council of Elders reaffirms its call to individuals and communities to uphold the value of work and exert more effort and dedication for a better future where humanity thrives in progress and prosperity.



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