Leading with Compassion

April 22nd, 2011 @

Compassion is connected to two names of God: Ar Rahman (The most Compassionate)and Ar Rahim (The most merciful). God also commands us to be compassionate and merciful. The Prophet (PBUH) said, ”If there is roughness in anything it is bound to disgrace it. Allah is compassionate and loves compassion.” (Al Bukhari) Effective leaders lead not only with their heads but with their hearts as [...]

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Compassion and the Family

April 16th, 2011 @

Compassion is essential for a healthy and loving family. The word compassion originates from Latin and it means “to suffer together with”. It connotes sensitivity, kindness and generosity. We all need compassion in our lives, but before we expect it from others, we should show it first. The prophet SAW said: “God shows compassion only [...]

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Compassion in Organisational Development

April 15th, 2011 @

Muslims are taught to always start any activity they engage in with “In the name of Allah the Compassionate, the Merciful”. Allah has 99 names describing His various characters. Why choose to mention these particular two when starting any activity? This is simply because Muslims cannot engage in anything, big or small, without compassion and [...]

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