Lesson Sixty Nine: The Most Dignified People
The Holy Prophet of Islam (peace be upon him and his progeny) said:
إنَّ أَعْظَمَ النَّاسِ مَنْزِلَةً عِنْدَ اللّهِ يَوْمَ القِيامَةِ أَمْشاهُمْ فِى أَرْضِهِ بالنَّصِيحَةِ لِخَلْقِهِ
The most dignified people on the day of resurrection are those who had engaged most in public service and benevolence.1
One of the ways of service to God’s people is respecting and protecting their interests and their benefits as one’s own interest and benefit, and dealing with them sincerely and benevolently in their presence as well as behind their back.
- 1. al-Kafi, volume 2, page 166. Wasail Al-Shia, vol 16, page 382. Mustadrak AlWasa'il, vol 12, page 387.