The Order of Affection and Selfishness in Islam (Analytical Teaching)

حکم الأثَرةُ والأنانيَّةُ فی الاسلام (دراسۃ تحلیلیۃ)


  • Dr Atka Aslam Assistant Professor, Government Graduate College (W), Satellite Town, Bahawalpur.
  • Rakhshanda Yasmin Visiting Lecturer, Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan.
  • Hafiza Naila Zulfiqar M.Phil. Scholar, Department of Arabic, The Islamia University of Bahawalpur.


Behaviour, Betterment, Selfishness, Purpose, Gentleness, Self-love, Sympathy, Self-interest


Selfishness is a behaviour in which a person focuses excessively on his own interests and betterment, entertainment, well-being and comfort, in which the condition of others is ignored Seen included. Selfishness is the name of a thought and a behaviour. In which a person thinks only for his own benefit, without caring how his selfish behaviour and thinking is harmful to others. Every human being is selfish to some extent. But such selfishness does not harm anyone. Selfishness have become common in our society. Social attitudes have become so distorted that they go anywhere for the purpose of work, first of all, everyone is lost in their own self and does not want to speak directly. However, even if a matter has to be decided, the parties are in pursuit of their own purpose and meaning. This attitude has also affected our values and at the same time domestic, business and social life is getting confused. Human society is based on practical sympathy, assistance and benevolence for each other in human needs. One aspect of human morality is gentleness, love and compassion. In other words, in every matter, one should be kind instead of selfish, and one should speak softly and sweetly to others, above the love of one's self. Self-love is also called narcissism and people believe that it is the negation of loving others. It is generally said and understood that loving others is definitely love or love, but loving oneself is selfishness and selfishness.

The common understanding of selfishness means, thinking only about oneself, one's self and self-interest. In worldly matters, human beings show selfishness, but there is a limit that they appear in the court of Allah with an element of selfishness. Selfishness and self-interest are ingrained in us humans. Whenever we are in trouble, we come to Allah. They start asking for it. The selfish aspect here is that we ask Allah Almighty only when we are under some compulsion, difficulty or trouble. That is, as soon as our trouble is removed, we immediately turn our backs and engage in the world and completely forget Allah.




How to Cite

Dr Atka Aslam, Rakhshanda Yasmin, & Hafiza Naila Zulfiqar. (2024). The Order of Affection and Selfishness in Islam (Analytical Teaching): حکم الأثَرةُ والأنانيَّةُ فی الاسلام (دراسۃ تحلیلیۃ) . Al-Mithaq ( Research Journal of Islamic Theology), 3(01), 01–15. Retrieved from