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As a vicegerent it is incumbent on him to develop his/her abilities to the maximum of their potential.
khala'if) literally means vicegerent or viceroy as in 2:28-30 "I am setting in the earth a viceroy" and in sura 38:26: "David, behold, We have appointed you a viceroy.
From Islamic view point, the concept of accountability is embedded in the basic creation of Man as a vicegerent of God on the earth.
The subject who is being educated is a being who comes from God; who, according to the Qur'an, is God's vicegerent (khalifa) on earth; who is given various capabilities and responsibilities by God, on the basis of which the human being gains certain rights.
Minister for parliamentary affairs said Holy Quran invites us to ponder that we should play the role of vicegerent of Almighty Allah.
It is the former which makes us a vicegerent of God, a khalifah, ambassador of God or divinely appointed steward of the earth who is also a servant of God (an 'Abdullah) in accordance with the precedent of the Prophets and saints.
One present-day commentator, Fazlur Rahman, says that the human mission as God's vicegerent is "to create a moral social order on the earth.
6) According to the Islamic understanding, the human being is not the absolute ruler of the created world but simply God's vicegerent on earth (halifetull-llahi fi-l-erd).
Man being the vicegerent holds property in trust for which he is accountable to him in accordance with the clearly laid down economic philosophy of Islam.
This, coupled with the idea that each individual human being is on earth as a vicegerent - that is, a khalifa - of God and thus obliged to carry out His prescriptions to the extent possible, distinguish Islamic political thinking from Western notions of popular sovereignty and untrammeled freedom (pp.
In Surah al-Baqarah, 2:30, Allah says: 'Behold, thy Lord said to the angels: I will create a vicegerent on earth'.
Led by the late Imam Khomeini, relying on their trust in God, and holding the heartfelt belief that their leader was the vicegerent of the 12th Imam (May Allah Hasten His Reappearance), people created such magnificent epics, that both the West and the East were humiliated and the war ended with the Iranian nation's victory and pride.