Dignity of Labour

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Stigma attached to manual. There should be no labour. There is no shame in it. All work in noble and sacred for there is dignity in labour.

1. The Holy Prophet (PBUH)

The Holy Prophet encouraged labour. He says that the labourer is the beloved by Allah. He would never ask any one to do anything which he himself would not do. He liked doing work for himself and for others with his own hands. he repaired his shoes, mended and washed his clothes and swept his room. When the mosque at Madina was being built, he carried mud and building material.

2. The Pious Caliphs

Hazrat Abu Bakar, the first pious Caliph, not only did his own work but also fetched water for widows and neighbours who were very old and had no one to work for them. Harzrat Umer, the second pious Caliph, once carried on his shoulders a large sack of flour for a needy family. Hazrat Ali, the fourth pious Caliph, laboured in the garden of a jew and gave away his wages in charity.

3. Hazrat Fatima and others

Hazrat Fatima fetched water, ground corn and swept the house. She did all household work hirself. Caliph Umer Abdul Aziz refused to hire a servant to help his wife. At table, Caliph Mamun-ur-Rasheed served not only himself but also his guests. Sultan Naearned his living. By transcribing. The Holy Quran, and the Mughal Emperor. Aurangzeb by making caps.

4. Advanced Countries

The people of advanced countries have learnt the dignity of labour. In China, everyone has to spend sometime each year working in the fields or in a factory,

So dignity of labour is a very much important for every person. 

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I am Lecturer in Chemistry at Cadet College Kalar Kahar.... Pakistan.....

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