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PHILOSOPHY BEHIND –UZBEKISTAN'S-ISLAMIC HOSPITALITY
“The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the grandest intention”. Rightly said by Oscar Wilde and supported by the holy books of almost all religions, kindness is the biggest gift that you can give to everyone for a single kind gesture can change someone’ s life in ways beyond our imagination.
WHY AND HOW 'ISLAMIC HOSPITALITY' IS CELEBRATED ?
The religion of Islam – one of the most followed religions of the world, preaches the grandness of even the smallest acts of kindness that one can show. The believers of Islam have a moral responsibility to be kind to people, especially to guests who may visit their households, even if they are strangers. The Quran clearly states that a believer must welcome any guest with greetings, love, respect, peace and cordiality along with the food.
Having a guest over is an opportunity for every believer of Islam to display moral excellence and to earn Allah’s pleasures. Therefore, it is common practice for all followers of Islam to treat their guests with love, respect, peace and kindness. People in Uzbekistan, during a feast, will offer the best meat to their guests, even if it is a stranger, and consume the lesser good food themselves, in their attempt to be courteous and kind to their guests. Each follower of the religion bears this social obligation to be kind and respectful to any guests that may occur to land at their doorsteps.
IMPLEMENTATION OF 'ISLAMIC HOSPITALITY' IN OUR DAILY LIFE
Kindness To Strangers!
Kindness is a virtue of the gods and only the ones who practice it are close to his heart. So adapt this virtue and show kindness to people around you. Try to offer your help to someone in need, even if it is a stranger. Help a tourist with the directions or with tickets or in anyway you can and earn the reward points that will be added to your cosmic account.
This blog is inspired by: Secrets to Happiness from the Cultures of the World (Lonely Planet)
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