Thursday, February 22, 2018

Muhammad On War

"Permission to fight is given to those who are fought against because they have been wronged -truly Allah has the power to come to their support- those who were expelled from their homes without any right, merely for saying, 'Our Lord is Allah'..." (Quran, 22:39-40)"

As a peace seeker, and one who is hopeful for the well-being of the Muslims, I imagined this dialogue with Muhammad. It begins with the question: does he still support this Quran quote. There is also the additional question of the violence committed by Muslim extremists in the name of Allah.

"Like Jesus, I was a prophet, and the Quran is the spiritual message I received."

"Today, I would not wage war as I did then, but reason with our enemies with love and compassion, so that we could all live in peace, reflecting the love of Allah in all beings."

"For it was in fear and ignorance they expelled our people from their homes."

"As for extremists, it is very hurtful for me to see Muslims attack each other in a religious divide, and to attack others in the name of Allah."

"As the Christians have done horrible things to each other and to others over the ages in the name of God. I'm sure this pains Jesus."

"Today, I would let my life speak for the message of the Quran, and would welcome all of humanity in peace, for it is in fear and ignorance that we Muslims have come under attack over the ages."

"My hope is mankind will learn to bless one another with love, kind deeds and forgiveness."

He then asked me to bow my head and added, "As-salamu alaykum" ("May peace be upon you"), as we amicably parted company.

With Love To All - Dick

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