Amid the current disturbing and hostile events around the world we are in a desperate need for a reminder of the humanitarian side of Islam which currently faces a predicament that involves attempts at tarnishing its image. In a previous posting I pointed out that the Holy Qur’an cannot be translated but it can be interpreted, I chose to include the Arabic original verses, or a part of some verses, next to what I considered to be the closest interpretation of their content in English from online sources.
A Mercy to the Worlds:
In the 21st chapter of the Holy Qur’an Al-Anbiya (The Prophets) verse 21:107 reminds us that the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) was sent to help mankind “And we have not sent you, [o Muhammad], not but as a mercy to the worlds”
Islam promotesthe spread of good moral values much more than its focus on performing religious rituals. Al-Qalam (The Pen) verse68:4 emphasizes the Prophet’s high moral values “And Verily, you (O Muhammad) are on an exalted (standard of) character”
Al-Omran3:159 reiterates the Prophets kind demeanor “And by the mercy of God you [O Prophet] dealt with them(you followers) gently. And had you been severe and harsh-hearted and hard of heart, they would indeed have broken away from about you. So pass over their faults and ask God’s forgiveness for them and consult them in the affairs….”
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