Islamic societies called for the development of a symbiotic culture with the aim of consolidating social solidarity and meeting the interests of individuals, whether material or moral, in addition to ensuring their livelihood and preserving their rights without bias or excess. The culture of solidarity is an important part of the life of Islamic societies to serve the humanitarian, social and economic issues of each of the individuals in society to create a. Strong, cohesive society and solidly built
Symbiotic culture in Islamic societies
Islamic societies aim to achieve all the interests that benefit the individual, in addition to preparing him to carry out social solidarity, the culture of solidarity in Islamic societies is part and parcel of the values of Islam, which stipulate that the individual is responsible for the group and the group is responsible for the individual, so that this is the basis that resists all social evils that Facing the Islamic community.
Islam places human solidarity in a high regard. Relatives do not only have the right to be kind to one another. Rather, this solidarity extends to friend to friend and neighbor to Neighbour.
Islamic societies were the first societies to pay attention to a culture of solidarity that encouraged human cohesion. They called for the treatment of the sick, the care of the needy, and the relief of the distressed, with the aim of refining the souls of individuals and directing their feelings correctly.
so that the individual would be in a good environment that works to advance, build, and thrive and does not seek stagnation, backwardness, and demolition.
The Islamic religion laid sound foundations for establishing sound social solidarity, where there was no envy or malice, so it was solidarity in spiritual, moral, and financial ties.
What is symbiotic culture
It is a culture in which all members of society cooperate to preserve public and private interests and repel everything that harms the individual, whether material or moral, so that the individual feels that others have duties that he must adhere to and not just to fulfill his own needs, he works to repel evil from the other individual and benefit him.
A symbiotic culture gives members of society at all levels and beliefs a feeling of emotional unity, where belonging, friendship, loyalty and kindness to each other are strengthened, which enhances the feeling of human cohesion between individuals on the one hand and contributes to building positive, sustainable relationships between them on the other hand.
What is the roles of volunteer work in developing a culture of solidarity
Volunteer work is charitable work that includes participation in social initiatives to help others with material or moral services that leave a deep impact on their souls. Volunteer work carries within it many benefits that work to develop a culture of solidarity between initiative individuals and their communities. Among these roles it has achieved, it encourages the development off Symbiotic culture:
- Self-realization for the individual through his acquaintance with different segments of societies and his involvement with them as a result of his participation in volunteer work, thus building his own social entity and place and proving his presence as an effective and constructive person in social solidarity, which enhances his positive feeling of belonging and responsibility.
- Strengthening the networking skills of community members by developing themselves and learning new skills through the exchange of ideas and cultures during the process of social solidarity and initiative, so they find themselves sharing the interests of others and exchanging expertise and experiences among themselves.
- It is a means of rebuilding society and providing assistance to others, which makes them unite. It is also an opportunity to abandon bad moral qualities and harmful habits.
- Getting rid of depression and negative feelings by familiarity with positive people, so the individual participating in the process of social solidarity receives positive energy from them, so he develops creative thinking and increases the positive impact on internal, spiritual and psychological peace where the atmosphere that prevails in the process of solidarity and volunteer work among members of society.
How do we develop a culture of solidarity among young people
Because young people are the essential part of building a strong solidarity society, we work to enhance their culture of solidarity through:
- Spreading awareness among members of society about the concept of a culture of solidarity and including the risks resulting from neglecting volunteer work regarding the individual, society and humanity.
- Contributing and volunteering as much as possible to charitable works, whether material or moral, in addition to providing food aid and shelter for the poor and vulnerable.
- Organizing evenings, seminars and lectures, in addition to workshops that work to develop the capabilities of young people and discover their talents to work in the fields of volunteerism and humanitarian solidarity.
- Strengthening ties, love, brotherhood and solidarity among members of society and working as much as possible to fight poverty and corruption and enhancing social awareness of issues such as violence, bullying and discrimination.
- Teaching young volunteers how to listen to others and provide emotional support, financial support, rehabilitation, health care, and social guidance.
Reasons for the scarcity of symbiotic awareness in society
Solidarity awareness faces many difficulties and obstacles that limit its expansion and also lead to a reduction in the number of participants in public volunteer institutions and solidarity associations, the reasons for the scarcity of solidarity awareness in society are:
- The absence of the role of the media, the weakness of its agencies, and the lack of contributions to establishing the values and rules that help spread the culture of symbiotic awareness.
- The lack of regulations within the legal framework that contribute to the work of symbiotic organizations and protect them.
- personal factors specific to volunteers, such as shyness or lack of motivation to volunteer, which reduces their efficiency in work, in addition to the practitioners’ lack of confidence in their abilities and potential in the field of solidarity work.
- The decline in the standard of living due to the increase in life’s burdens, which made individuals busy with their work to meet their needs, which led to a lack of time to volunteer.
- Pessimism about the possibility of changing the prevailing situation, which reduces the desire to participate in this field.
- Lack of training facilities, cultural lectures, and specializes appliances that encourage volunteering.
The volunteer role and volunteer works in developed countries
Developed countries are very receptive to volunteer works, they engage in it, whether internally or externally, and it is based on giving. It also helps in the rise of the humanitarian and dynamic movement, as its people carry out volunteer work, regardless of its different forms, motives, and orientations, without regard to the differences in societies, their beliefs, and the diversity of their cultures.
The volunteer role in developed countries lies in gaining new experiences and forming bridges of communication with people of other civilizations, in addition to developing individual skills.
Volunteer work is considered an important phenomenon in developed society, as Well as associations are very active in this field in the areas of social, cultural and humanitarian services.
Associations are active in developed countries abroad, where they send volunteers abroad to provide health services to countries suffering from environmental disasters or the scourge of wars
The role of solidarity in improving social reality
Social solidarity is considered important, especially for poor communities, it works to improve their reality, of its most important roles:
- Eliminating many social problems such as poverty, crimes, and drugs that destroy society every day, in addition to contributing to solving many of the problems of young people, such as the inability to marrying.
- Alleviating the burden of poverty, solidarity is one of the most important permanent solutions to eradicating poverty, as it lifts up the poor who have reached the point of poverty.
- Community cohesion and interdependence, solidarity works to strengthen the structure of society internally and externally and also eliminates envy among people.
- Strengthening the individual morally and making him feel that he is valued in his community, the individual feels that his community still has goodness.
The role of Islam in developing a symbiotic culture
The call of Islam as a divine message to brotherhood and work to spread harmony among members of the Islamic community.
It also supported the bonds of brotherhood and human relations. This call was a major revolution that contributed to liberating humanity from corruption and injustice on the one hand and breaking the restrictions that divide people through boasting and multiplying money on the other hand.
Islam was the primary support that called for social solidarity in all aspects of life and cooperation between individuals in rights and duties.
Islam also encouraged volunteer work, fighting unemployment, and exploiting the talents of the poor, in addition to providing charity, zakat, and public shelters for the poor, orphans, and the disabled. It also aimed to achieve public and private interests, as the individual is responsible for society, and society is responsible for the individual.
Islam contributed to the development of a culture of solidarity because it called for caring for the needy, providing relief to the distressed, and treating the sick, honing volunteer souls and directing the feelings of the community members towards the correct preparation to create a strong, cohesive society that is not affected by conflicts and hatred.