Sunday, March 19, 2006

Islam: The Message of Peace

The Prophet's most important task was to bring peace to the world. To this end, he urged people to accept the fact that, regardless of skin colour, language, lifestyle or dwelling place, they were all blood brothers and sisters. Only if they saw each other in this light could there be mutual love and respect.

To his followers he would say, "You are all Adam's children, and Adam was made of clay," and, asking them to live in peace, would add, "A true believer is one with whom others feel secure - one who returns love for hatred." He taught believers that returning love only when love was given was base human conduct. The true believer causes no harm to those who mistreated him, but chose rather to work for their good.

The Prophet (PBUH) himself led the way with his common sense, kindness, gentleness, humility, and good humour. He greatly loved all people and even animals.

The Prophet (PBUH) was a leader, yet, believing he was no greater or better than others, he never made people feel small, unwanted or embarrassed. He urged his followers to behave kindly and humbly, to release slaves whenever possible and to give alms, especially to very poor people, orphans and prisoners - with no thought of reward.

He was the soul of goodness, so that even if people harmed him, he would pray for them, remaining unruffled, no matter how badly he was treated. In setting this example, he encouraged people to turn to Allah, as a Being of surpassing greatness.

He wanted all men and women to be unworldly and to have such great peace of mind that nothing could disturb them. Then, with no grudges to bear, they would seek no revenge, but would merely turn all events, whether material or spiritual, into food for thought.

Throughout the first thirteen years of his prophethood, the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) preached in Makkah, although the Makkans bitterly opposed this. When things became impossible, he left for Madinah.

Wars were waged against him, but he convinced his enemies that peace had greater power than war, as was shown by the peace treaty of Hudaybiyyah. In this the Prophet (PBUH) agreed to every demand of his enemies, on the assurance that, in return, peace would necessarily ensue.

His life went through various stages of well-being and extreme hardship, yet never once did he stray from the path of moderation.

At all times, and right till the end, he remained the patient and grateful servant of the Almighty, bringing His message of peace and tolerance to all mankind.

8 Comments:

Blogger beakerkin said...

The dead have a kind of Peace they rest in it quite despite Moooslim desecrations of the dead. Every where Islam goes death follows. Funny Jews and Assyrians seem to get along with Hindus just fine . Hindus only seem to get violent when the Sons of Allah enter the mix.

5:18 PM  
Blogger Pim's Ghost said...

Yeah, Muhammad (peace be not upon him) wasn't really very peaceful during his own lifetime. Whole lot of murder goin' on. Besides, what is up with the dog thing, anyways? Other than being utterly absurd?

6:09 PM  
Blogger beakerkin said...

Pim

More bizzare is the prohibition against adoption of children. It is better to have them live lives as wards.

Anum you can request a segment on my blog at any time. The advantage is that as a guest I am required to be civil.

If you have courage ask for a segment. I do not bandy scripture
so you will not have to worry about that. However Islamic history is fair game.

10:58 AM  
Blogger Anum Mahktar said...

"More bizzare is the prohibition against adoption of children. It is better to have them live lives as wards."

This is not done so that the children live in poverty. Islam has strict rules on inheritance and must be followed. All children are kept for Allah.

In America do you not have people who fight against abortions yet once those children have come into the world they are forgotten?

11:34 AM  
Blogger Avenging Apostate said...

In America do you not have people who fight against abortions yet once those children have come into the world they are forgotten? said Anum Makhtar.

Ah the same ole argument 'if America does it, it justtifies my action too'. Well newsflash, America is no prophet of god and Americanism no religion (they don't claim to be so either), so snap out of it.

This is not done so that the children live in poverty. Islam has strict rules on inheritance and must be followed.

Huh? If you adopt children those strict rules, somehow soften up? What's your point here? Ever heard of the freaky-strange documents called 'Will'?

All children are kept for Allah.

Allah is a weird/queer god isn't he? I mean, I have seen greedy, blind people but this Allah of yours crosses the line. He should be ashamed.

11:56 AM  
Blogger beakerkin said...

Anum

You can fool some of the people but
this one is a blatant whopper. Sharia prohibits the adoption of children. The best they can hope for is a guardianship.

You can fool these folks but I am familiar with Sharia adoption precedents.

Infants are readily adopted into American homes. We can't get enough of them. There are foster parents who fight to adopt children they love.

Wrong Wrong Wrong

12:22 PM  
Blogger Avenging Apostate said...

Beakerkin,

Sharia prohibits the adoption of children.

This is true and sick. But the story behind it is sicker. Even the 'great(duh!!) Koran' tells us about it. I will relate it here briefly for all to read.

Mohammed had an adopted son named Zeid, he had a beautiful wife named Zeinab. One day when Mohammed went to Zeid's house, for some reason, he saw Zeinab without any veil and fell in love with her.

He produced a Koranic verse in which Allah told him to tell Zeid he wanted to get married to Zeinab...how could he refuse what he told himself?

He told Zeid about this.

Zeid divorced Zeinab off so Mohammed could marry her.

Pagans treated their adopted children as their own and marrying the wife of one's son even after the divorce was considered sinful so they started questioning what Mohammed was trying to do here.

So he came up with another revelation that said that adopted children are actually not your own children. Do not adopt children and if you be the guardian of some, don't give them your name(i.e. last name).

Hence no adoption in Islam.

12:40 PM  
Blogger Pim's Ghost said...

Actually Anum, the bit about anti-abortionists in the US "forgetting about the babies once they're born" really is a myth. There are several groups that help both the mothers and babies for years after, not to mention groups who support the mothers and then adopt. Islam? no adoption. And hangings and stonings of the unfortunate women who become pregnant outside of marriage. Nice.

Also, I'm with Apostate on this one. Doesn't mean that this excuses any problems within Islam.

7:22 PM  

Post a Comment

<< Home