Greed from the Educational Point of View of Islam

Sayyed Hossain Vaezi, Akbar Rahimi-Kelishadi

Abstract


This study aimed to study the role of greed from the point of view of Islamic education using a qualitative method and content analysis. Data collected by library resources showed the greed is an innate trait in humans causing a person to desire to possess a God's blessing entirely, and if others use this blessing, that person will become sad. When there is no greed trait in a man, the mental health is affected and s/he will suffer from mental instability. Therefore, this attribute accompanied with Islamic training method should be used to guide persons properly. It has been divided into two parts as the praised and the reviled by ethics scholars. The praised part leads to helping, fairly competing to perform necessities and charity, and eliminating unpleasant features; the reviled part is the root of many difficulties and the destruction of human benefits. This trait must be fought against and controlled; contentment and generosity are the cures for the reviled part.

DOI: 10.5901/mjss.2015.v6n2s1p147


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