Is it against the dignity of a person to clear rubbish?


Hazrat Amirul Momineen, Khalifatul Masih Vaa was asked various questions. Huzooraa, in a letter dated 23 March 2020, gave the following reply to those questions:

“[…] Those who have objected to your removal of garbage are wrong. In the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat, the term ‘waqar-e-amal’ is used for such work. That is, a deed that increases one’s dignity and honour. Keeping one’s surroundings and environment clean is a very good habit that has been commanded by Allah the Exalted and His Messengersa. I myself have picked up litter many times under the scheme of waqar-e-amal and have cleaned dirty drains.

“Cleaning up and picking up garbage is not dishonouring at all. Honour is in the hands of Allah the Exalted and one loses honour by disobeying His commandments. Therefore, we should always try to follow the commandments of Allah the Exalted.”

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