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beneficence

 [bĕ-nef´ĭ-sens]
the doing of active goodness, kindness, or charity, including all actions intended to benefit others. It is contrasted to benevolence, which refers to the character trait or moral virtue of being disposed to act for the benefit of others. In bioethics, the principle of beneficence refers to a moral obligation to act for the benefit of others. Not all acts of beneficence are obligatory, but a principle of beneficence asserts an obligation to help others further their interests. Obligations to confer benefits, to prevent and remove harms, and to weigh and balance the possible goods against the costs and possible harms of an action are central to bioethics.

Beneficence may be considered to include four components: (1) one ought not to inflict evil or harm (sometimes called the principle of nonmaleficence); (2) one ought to prevent evil or harm; (3) one ought to remove evil or harm; and (4) one ought to do or promote good.

ben·e·fi·cence

(be-nef'ĭ-sens),
The ethical principle of doing good.
[L. beneficentia, fr. bene, well, + facio, to do]

ben·e·fi·cence

(bĕ-nef'i-sĕns)
The habit, intention, or practice of doing good.
[L. beneficentia, fr. bene, well, + facio, to do]
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Prophet Muhammad taught us to initiate each job with the following appellation of Allah, 'In the name of Allah the Beneficent, the Merciful'.
I have vowed a fast unto the Beneficent, and may not speak this day to any mortal.
To try to control another cannot be beneficent. It is degrading that person to an automaton who cannot exercise their own will.
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NNA - President of the Republic Michel Aoun underlined, in a national address upon the 73rd memory of Lebanon's Independence, that it is time to venture into the workshop of building the nation which requires everybody, adding that it will be beneficent to all.
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With this self-understanding, the church can see persons with intellectual disabilities "not as passive objects of beneficent care, but as friends and thus potential teachers in the Christian life."
"Thanksgiving and Praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the Heavens", to be celebrated on the last Thursday in November.
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