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Thursday, January 15, 2009

Love Your Neighbours - a Quranic Guidance

وَاعْبُدُواْ اللّهَ وَلاَ تُشْرِكُواْ بِهِ شَيْئًا وَبِالْوَالِدَيْنِ إِحْسَانًا وَبِذِي الْقُرْبَى وَالْيَتَامَى وَالْمَسَاكِينِ وَالْجَارِ ذِي الْقُرْبَى وَالْجَارِ الْجُنُبِ وَالصَّاحِبِ بِالجَنبِ وَابْنِ لسَّبِيلِ وَمَا مَلَكَتْ أَيْمَانُكُمْ إِنَّ اللّهَ لاَ يُحِبُّ مَن كَانَ مُخْتَالاً فَخُور

"Serve Allah, and join not any partners with Him; and do good- to parents, kinsfolk, orphans, those in need, neighbours who are near, neighbours who are strangers, the companion by your side, the wayfarer (ye meet), and what your right hands possess: For Allah loveth not the arrogant, the vainglorious;" (4:36 - translation by Abdullah Yusuf Ali)

Islam does not discriminate between races, creed or breed. It is interesting to note that Muslims are to do good to neighbours who are not only near but also who are strangers. The world has become small. We are all in it together. Near or far. And we are to do good to one another, regardless of our faith, race, breed or creed.

4 comments:

Rezuan Asrah said...

Hey there,

I noticed that you use the word "Serve", rather than "Worship".

I know what type of Muslim are you. You are the same like me!

Great effort man! I'd like to engage more with your ideas ..

Ti Lian Ker said...

Highly commendable effort. We had interpreted verses in a selfish / self centered manner over the years. It is time to put things in it's right perspective. Interpretations involving responsibilities, duty and sacrifices .
You can do it Sir! About time to make corrections...

Anonymous said...

There is no Ayat in the Koran that opposes the discrimmination against other religion.

If there is one, please quote the ayat.

Thank you

koolgeek said...

"Islam does not discriminate between races, creed or breed."

does this mean UMNO is unIslamic?

since Islam is the official religion of the constitution, is not Article 153 contradicting the teachings of Islam?

also those who threw a tantrum at the Bar during the forum, are they unIslamic too?