- 13 September 2008
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- Categories: Aga Khan IV ·· Corporate Sector ·· Ethics ·· Faith & Religion ·· Incomplete ·· Interviews ·· Islam (Culture & Heritage) ·· Islam (Interpretation) ·· Society (Modernity & Tradition) ·· Syria ·· Values
In the Judaeo-Christian world, charity is a notion which evokes generosity with nothing in return. In Islam, the ‘best of charities’, but not the only one, is to help the poor be self-sufficient…. I was born with Islamic ethics, in a Muslim family. There is nothing wrong with being well off as long as money has a social and ethical value and is not the object of one’s own greed. That is why I wanted to set up institutions that can manage everyday problems based on Islamic values.