Good Deed: #181 Be vicegerent Khalifah of Allah

2:30 (Y. Ali) Behold, thy Lord said to the angels: “I will create a vicegerent on earth.” They said: “Wilt Thou place therein one who will make mischief therein and shed blood?- whilst we do celebrate Thy praises and glorify Thy holy (name)?” He said: “I know what ye know not.”

6:165 (Y. Ali) It is He Who hath made you (His) agents, inheritors of the earth: He hath raised you in ranks, some above others: that He may try you in the gifts He hath given you: for thy Lord is quick in punishment: yet He is indeed Oft-forgiving, Most Merciful.

38:26 (Y. Ali) O David! We did indeed make thee a vicegerent on earth: so judge thou between men in truth (and justice): Nor follow thou the lusts (of thy heart), for they will mislead thee from the Path of Allah. for those who wander astray from the Path of Allah, is a Penalty Grievous, for that they forget the Day of Account.

Khalifah Project

Action Plan

From birth onwards every child should be taught to know that Allah created him/her to be His Khalifah. Every child needs to come to understand their role as Khalifah of Allah in the most full and detailed manner possible. In English the Arabic word ‘khalifah’ is often translated as ‘vicegerent’. Vicegerent means one who acts in the place of the leader or king, an ambassador, a deputy. Included in the meaning of vicegerent is the assumption that the person in that role will act in every instance as the leader or king would want them to act. This also is the meaning of the Arabic term khalifah. What a glorious and exciting role to be given, to act as a representative of Allah – even if only within the limited scope of human ability. It is the highest honour that can be given. Most blessed are we that Allah, through His Divine and Unlimited Mercy, has chosen mankind to receive this greatest of all honours.

Allah created Adam. Allah created Adam with a specific purpose. Allah created Adam (and all human beings after Adam) to be His Khalifah on Earth. One of the many unique abilities Allah gave Adam when he breathed His Spirit into him was the ability to choose. When Allah created human beings He gave us free will. In our role as Khalifah of Allah we have the responsibility to use the free will given to us by Allah to continue His plan for Creation. Allah gave us the responsibility to ensure that His Creation continues to progress so that His Attributes will be more and more perfectly expressed in physical world. Our responsibility as the Khalifah of Allah has three parts.

These are to perfect ourselves according to the Will of Allah,

to perfect all of human society according to the Will of Allah,

and to perfect the physical world of space and time (our planet Earth and the whole universe) according to the Will of Allah.

Explaining Khalifah on Earth to children:

Before Allah made us He made everything else.

  • Allah made the sun and the moon and the stars and our planet, Earth.

  • Allah made the air we breathe and the water we drink.

  • Allah made all of the plants and all of the animals.

  • Allah made all of this so that when He made Adam (and all the other people) we would have a nice place to live.

  • Allah took a real long time to make all this for us.

  • Allah made us different from everything else.

  • Allah made us special because He loves us so much.

  • Allah made us special because He has a very important job he wants us to do.

  • Allah made us His Khalifah, which means we are supposed to do some work for Him.

  • Allah knows better than anyone what is good and what is bad.

  • Allah wants us to learn from Him what is good and bad.

  • Allah wants us to love the good things and not like the bad things.

  • Allah wants each one of us to only do good things and never do bad things.

  • Allah wants each one of us to help other people to know what is good and bad.

  • Allah wants us to make our world beautiful.

  • Allah wants parents to help their children learn what is good and bad.

  • Allah wants kids to help other kids learn what is good and bad.

  • We should be very happy Allah has blessed us with such an important job to do.

  • Even if it might sometimes be hard work, it is going to be lots fun to be the Khalifah of Allah.

  • If we work hard and do a good job as Allah’s Khalifah the world will keep getting to be a nicer place until it becomes like a paradise.

    source: the khalifah project

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  1. Allah online says:

    Thanks for sharing this!
    I realy liked it!
    wish you all the best!

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