By: Abdullah Hakim Quick
Even though insults and attacks are being hurled at Muslims by right wing bigots and secular extremists, Islam does not condone the killing of innocents or even random assassination of people who have drawn pictures or made statements against Allah and His Messenger. The killings in Paris today have to be condemned by the whole Muslim world and extremism has to be opposed. Almighty Allah tells us:
“Invite (all) to the way of your Lord with wisdom and beautiful preaching, and argue with them in ways that are best and most gracious: surely your Lord knows best who have strayed from His Path and who have received guidance.” (16:125)
A true Islamic State should be a place of peace, stability and tolerance; not chaos, hated and wanton killing!!!
Here is the peace and beauty that an Muslim street should give.
By: Maria- Zain
Iblis (satan) refused to participate in the ceremonial prostration towards Adam (PBUH), and was thus cursed by Allah (SWT), banished from the comfortable abode of Jannah. Humiliated and dejected, Iblis hatched a plan of revenge against Adam (PBUH) and Hawwa, luring them to the forbidden tree.
In Islam, the Devil is known as ʾIblīs (Arabic: إبليس, plural: ابالسة ʾAbālisa) or Shayṭān (Arabic: شيطان, plural: شياطين Shayāṭīn). According to the Quran, God created Iblis out of “smokeless fire or from the pure flame of fire” (along with all of the other jinn) and created man out of clay. The primary characteristic of the Devil, is that he has the power to cast evil suggestions into the heart of men, women, and jinn, Iblis was proud and arrogant and considered himself superior to Adam, since Adam was made from clay and Iblis from smokeless fire. For this act of disobedience, God cursed him to Hell for eternity, but gave him respite until the Day of Judgment (Qiyāmah), after Iblis requested it. Iblis obtained permission from God and vowed that he would use this time to lead all human men and women astray to Hell as a way of revenge against them. By refusing to obey God’s order he was thrown out of Paradise and thereafter he was called “Shaytan”.
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Forgive and forget, not revenge and regret.
Perdonar y olvidar, no la venganza y el arrepentimiento.
Vergeven en vergeten, niet wraak en spijt.
Pardonnez et oubliez, pas la vengeance et de regret.
Vergeben und vergessen, nicht Rache und Reue.
Ráo rén chù qiě ráo rén, bùshì bàofù hé yíhàn.
Förlåta och glömma, inte hämnd och ånger.
Prostit’ i zabyt’ , ne mest’ i sozhaleniye.
Bağışla ve intikam ve pişmanlık, unutma.
Perdona e dimentica, non la vendetta e rimpianto.
Memaafkan dan melupakan, bukan balas dendam dan penyesalan.
Kindness in the best attack and forgiveness is the best revenge.
La amabilidad en el mejor ataque y el perdón es la mejor venganza.
Vriendelijkheid in de beste aanval en vergeving is de beste wraak.
La gentillesse de la meilleure attaque et le pardon est la meilleure vengeance.
Freundlichkeit im besten Angriff und Vergebung ist die beste Rache.
Shànliáng de zuì jiā gōngjí hé kuānshù shì zuì hǎo de bàofù.
Vänlighet i bästa anfall och förlåtelse är den bästa hämnden.
Dobrota v luchshem napadeniya i proshcheniya yavlyayetsya luchshaya mest’.
En iyi saldırı ve af şefkat iyi intikamdır.
La gentilezza nel miglior attacco e perdono è la migliore vendetta.
Kebaikan dalam serangan terbaik dan pengampunan adalah balas dendam terbaik.