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By Sir John Templeton

The culture of agape, or unconditional love, isn't unique to anybody faith. truly, it's a significant underlying precept present in religions around the globe. the idea that of altruistic love is person who demanding situations the religious individual to like your enemies, or to like with out considered go back. it's a love that flows out to others within the type of compassion, kindness, tenderness, and charitable giving.

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T R A D I T I O N A L 50 S TO RY Rather, he set out to change the world for all people. He turned to a life of prayer, fasting, and asceticism as he developed his political and social philosophy, which eventually found expression in the practice of satyagraha. Satyagraha called for civil disobedience in order to protest unjust laws, laws that caused human suffering and assaulted human dignity. Participants must be prepared to face the physical and legal consequences of their actions, for their civil disobedience was to be practiced nonviolently, with an attitude of love.

If thou are not saddened by the affliction of others, Thou art not worthy to be called human. S A ' D ¯I , T H I RT E E N T H - C E N T U RY PERSIAN POET ( T R A N S . N A S R ) 40 is not enough to meet the material need. We must meet the need in ways that affirm human dignity and pride, that minister to another person’s spirit and emotions with special sensitivity and wisdom. Perfunctory welfare programs, no matter how supposedly efficient, may be useful and necessary, but they do not represent agape according to Islam.

In the book of Matthew, he speaks of a God who is mysteriously present among those who are weak and vulnerable: the hungry, the naked, the outcast, the sick, the imprisoned. Jesus taught that those who feed the hungry, clothe the naked, welcome the outcast, care for the sick, and visit the prisoner are in a very real way serving and loving God. Jesus further illustrates the priority of agape by healing on the Sabbath. When he did so, lawyers and Pharisees accused him of violating religious law.

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