“The most significant contribution of the Hizmet Movement is in changing the character of business. As I see it, at its best, the Hizmet Movement fosters social enterprise. That is, it organizes business on behalf, not of the quarterly bottom line of shareholders, but the benefit of all stakeholders, connected to an agency. For too long, business has been divorced from spirituality. What Hizmet does, as I understand it, is takes the spirit of Islam, the spirit of peace, the spirit of cooperation, the spirit of unity, tawhid, and puts it into practice through capitalism. This is a great experiment and very promising, both for the Muslim world, and for the world of business, given the kinds of inequalities we are seeing develop around the world.”

“As a teacher myself, of course, I am committed to education, to critical thought, and to learning, as the most sure path to development and peace. And the schools that have been built by peoples of Hizmet around the globe truly forge a movement that benefits the common good.”

“For too long, there’s been a divide between knowing and feeling, understanding and loving, and what the Hizmet schools try to do, as I understand it, is engage people with the best of scientific knowledge, at the highest levels of research, in the conviction that whatever is discovered by way of truth cannot possibly contradict what God intends for us, because truth finally is one.”

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