With the name of Allah Most Gracious, Most Merciful
Unity and compassion among believers
And those who came after them say: “Our Lord! Forgive us, and our brethren who came before us into the Faith, and leave not, in our hearts, rancour (or sense of injury) against those who have believed. Our Lord! Thou art indeed Full of Kindness, Most Merciful.”
The theme of unity, compassion and forgiveness continues from yesterday. One of the central themes of the Quran is the unity of humanity. In fact Allah SWT encourages muslims to engage with people of other faiths by focusing on our commonality rather than on our differences. We should take a leaf out of this verse and stop the divisive act of branding people (especially fellow muslims) whom we don’t agree with, as Disbelievers. Instead we should seek to eradicate sectarianism which is a cancer in the Ummah.
Say: “O People of the Book! come to common terms as between us and you: That we worship none but Allah; that we associate no partners with him; that we erect not, from among ourselves, Lords and patrons other than Allah.” If then they turn back, say ye: “Bear witness that we (at least) are Muslims (bowing to Allah´s Will).
Continues tomorrow…Insha Allah