cooperation

Naturally every human being has special talents and needs the cooperation of others to make their talents productive. Cooperation is an effective element in the advancement and success of both the individual and society.

God created humans as social beings; therefore, it is human nature to participate with the children of their kind in the task of solving life’s problems.

Both natural events and personal desires create problems for mankind; subjecting people to various types of difficulties where they are in constant need of help from one another. Considering this natural situation, people’s responsibilities are not limited to any one individual, but are instead spread to different social classes. Aiding an individual, no matter how small or minor the task might be, can be very advantageous to the development of society.

Since social states are manifested in members of the society in many ways, we may compare the social structure of humanity itself, to the human body. For just as the human body consists of various parts that are naturally connected to each other, society also consists of different parts which make it whole.

Thus, each member of a society should know his or her vital basic duties and perform them to the best of their ability so that society can flourish. Each person should explore all their material and spiritual talents, and exploit them for the sake of society, while remembering to keep in the framework of abilities and social rule.

Nevertheless, collective tranquility and security in society can be achieved only if a sense of cooperation prevails over people’s relations with one another.

Source: https://www.al-islam.org/youth-and-morals-sayyid-mujtaba-musavi-lari/miserliness#cooperation-and-assistance