Islam is Communicated with Love and Ideas
Islam means beauty, love, brotherhood, peace, kindness, warmth and forgiveness. It is the total of all those things one imagines as being beautiful. In order for that beauty to fully emerge, we must live by the faith in the way God desires; and that is only possible by LIVING SOLELY BY THE QUR’AN.
God tells Muslims that they will be questioned concerning the Qur’an.
It is certainly a reminder to you and to your people and you will be questioned. (Surat az-Zukhruf, 44)
They must want the evil in the world to come to an end and for Muslims to enjoy the honor they deserve. As people devoted to the way of our Prophet (saas) they should live as God commands in the Qur’an, not by what different people say.
Rasulullah’s (saas) only complaint about his Ummah was that they abandoned the Qur’an:
The Messenger says, ‘My Lord, my people treat this Qur’an as something to be ignored.’ (Surat al-Furqan, 30)
If the Islamic world is suffering today, if Muslims have no value in many parts of the world, if poverty and neediness pervade Islamic lands, Muslims need to ask “Where are we going wrong?” before blaming others. There is only one answer to that question, as our Prophet (saas) said: Turning away from the Qur’an.
Let us thwart the stratagem of the antichrist (dajjal) against Muslims . Let us cling tightly to our radiant Book sent down by God and let us display the moral virtues that He desires of us; let us be hardworking, scrupulous, forgiving, mature, pure, loving and determined. Let us develop a spirit of love instead of anger, and let us all be instrumental together in Islam becoming a light that shines on the world. Let us eliminate war, conflict and disagreements and let us be friends and brothers. Let us prepare the way for Hazrat Mahdi (pbuh), the glad news for believers of today foretold by Rasulullah (saas).
The Qur’an Is Sufficient
Everything that is necessary for a Muslim to live by his faith in a manner that will be pleasing to God is revealed in the Qur’an. The Qur’an is free from all imperfection.
… We have not omitted anything from the Book… (Surat al-Anam, 38)
… We have sent down the Book to you making all things clear and as guidance and mercy and good news for the Muslims. (Surat an-Nahl, 89)
All statements and suggestions to the effect that the Qur’an is not sufficient lead to the ascribing of equals to God. That would mean regarding any human commandment as equivalent to commandments of God, and that is a grave account to give in His sight, may He forbid. God has issued an explicit warning to those who do not regard the Qur’an as sufficient:
Do not set up another god together with God. Truly I bring you a clear warning from Him. (Surat al-‘Ankabut, 51)
Do not say about what your lying tongues describe: ‘This is halal and this is haram,’ inventing lies against Allah. Those who invent lies against God are not successful – (Surat an-Nahl, 116)
Our Prophet (saas) never produced any commandment that is incompatible with the Qur’an. This is revealed in the words ‘I only follow what has been revealed to me…’ (Surat al-‘Anam. 50) Rasulullah (saas) tells Muslims that the Qur’an must be their only guide;
What has happened to people that they impose conditions that are not in the Book of God? ANY CONDITION THAT IS NOT FROM THE TRUE BOOK OF ALMIGHTY GOD IS SUPERSITION, EVEN IF THERE ARE A HUNDRED OF THEM. The command of God is the worthy one to abide and the conditions set by God are sounder to obey. (Hazrat Ayesha (ra) / Ramuz al-Ahadith Vol 1. P. 82, no. 11)
Be bound tightly to the Qur’an and take it as your guide. (Ramuz al-Ahadith Vol. 2. P. 317, No. 11)
In another verse, the following reply is given to the polytheists of the time who regarded the Qur’an as not sufficient:
When Our Clear Signs are recited to them, those who do not expect to meet Us say, ‘BRING A QUR’AN OTHER THAN THIS ONE OR CHANGE IT.’ Say: ‘It is not for me to change it of my own accord. I follow nothing except what is revealed to me. I fear, were I to disobey my Lord, the punishment of a Dreadful Day.’ (Surah Yunus, 15)
Therefore, a Muslim’s guide must be the Qur’an. He must turn away from all commandments that are not in the Qur’an.
Muslims’ Struggle Must be Waged through Ideas and Preaching
When we look at the life of our Prophet (saas) and the Qur’an we see that Muslims’ efforts must always be made with knowledge and pleasant words. Even if Muslims are wronged, they still have an obligation to communicate the truth and to preach the word as the first step. It is incompatible with the Qur’an to choose the path of war without speaking or preaching.
Muslims have an obligation to preach, and to use a very gentle, warm, affectionate and patient kind of language when doing so. There is no room for harsh, crude or fanatical language in Islam. No matter what the conditions , no matter who the other person is, a Muslim is commanded to preach the faith with pleasantness, love and affection.
Our Prophet (saas) used to preach to the pagans of Mecca, Abu Jahil, Abu Lahab, to all tribes and visitors who came to the markets during the pilgrimage season and to Christian and Jewish communities. He would call on people to believe in the One God, time and time again, using various different and wise methods and forms of language, making no distinction on the basis of people’s place in society, attitude toward Islam, opinions, way of life or mode of dress. He never adopted an attitude of not talking to this person or not preaching to that individual.
The Prophet Abraham (pbuh) told Nimrod, the cruelest and most wicked person of his time, of the existence and oneness of God. The Prophet Moses (pbuh) went to Pharaoh, who slew the firstborn of the people of Israel, who were the Muslim people of the time, and called on him to abide by the religion of God. In doing so, God commanded the Prophet Moses (pbuh) to ‘speak to him with gentle words’:
Go to Pharaoh; he has overstepped the bounds.
But speak to him with gentle words so that hopefully he will pay heed or show some fear.’
They said, ‘Our Lord, we are afraid that he might persecute us or overstep the bounds.’
He said, ‘Have no fear. I will be with you, All-Hearing and All-Seeing. (Surah Ta Ha, 43-46)
God sent the prophets Moses (pbuh) and Aaron (pbuh) to preach to the most immoral, perverse, and anti-Islamic person of the time. The prophets Moses (pbuh) and Aaron (pbuh) came to the court of Pharaoh, the center of irreligion and immorality in those days, and began preaching to him. Furthermore, God commanded them to use ‘gentle’ words, even before such an enemy of the faith as Pharaoh.
The revelation of the Qur’an to our Prophet (saas) took 23 years. During the first 13 years of this time, Muslims were living as a minority in predominantly pagan Mecca, and were exposed to severe oppression. Many Muslims were physically tortured, some were killed, most had their homes and possessions pillaged and they were constantly being threatened and insulted. Nonetheless, Muslims continued to live without resorting to violence and always invited the pagans to the path of peace.
When the oppression on the part of the idolaters finally became unbearable, Muslims migrated to Yathrib (later Medina) where the climate was freer and friendlier and where they set up their own administration. Even after establishing their own political structures they still did not bear arms against the aggressive pagans of Mecca.
There Is No Compulsion in Religion
When someone is told about Islam, which God sent down from His presence as a guide, that person believes of his own free will and decides without being subjected to any compulsion or force. That person is free to choose truth or error. If he makes the wrong choice he will have to pay the price in the Hereafter. In other words, God is the One Who will recompense him accordingly, not other people.
What the Qur’an says on the subject is this:
“There is no compulsion where religion is concerned. Right guidance has become clearly distinct from error. Anyone who rejects false gods and has faith in God has grasped the Firmest Handhold, which will never give way. God is All-Hearing, All-Knowing.” (Surat al-Baqara, 256)
In order for someone to become a Muslim he has to understand God and religion with his mind and sign up with his heart. And he has to be aware of why he performs the services he does.
The characteristic feature of Islam is that it is a belief system acceptable in the Sight of God only if a person accepts and lives by it sincerely. God set out this feature of religion in a number of verses of the Qur’an. For example, someone who prays five times a day must do so willingly and happily for God. Or someone who gives alms must do willingly and happily in order for the observance to be valid in the Sight of God.
For that reason, if someone does not abide by the commandments of the faith the important thing is not punitive punishment, but to preach to him kindly to encourage him to do so. If people live by the faith because of pressure and punishment, it is hypocrisy that will grow stronger, not Islam. Hypocrites emerge from oppression, not believers. Hypocrisy is the most despicable state, one which God regards as deserving of the lowest place in Hell. It is important for Muslims to be instrumental in bringing about sincere faith, not hypocrisy. That is only possible through preaching based on pleasantness and rational scientific evidence.
Our Prophet (saas) Was only Charged to Preach the Religion, He Never Put Pressure on People
As one verse God says, “… It is the truth from your Lord; so let whoever wishes have faith and whoever wishes be an unbeliever….” (Surat al-Kahf, 29). Our Lord tells the Prophet (saas), “Perhaps you will destroy yourself with grief because they will not become Muslims.” (Surat ash-Shu’ara’, 3). God issued the following reminder to the Prophet (saas) in Surah Qaf:
“We know best what they say. You are not a dictator over them. So remind, with the Qur’an, whoever fears My Threat.” (Surah Qaf, 45)
In another verse, our Prophet (saas) is told not to force people to believe:
“If your Lord had willed, all the people on the earth would have had faith. Do you think you can force people to be Muslims?” (Surah Yunus, 99)
If a system forces people to believe and worship, people would only be devout – or rather pretend to be devout – out of fear of that system. The most acceptable thing in religious terms is to live by the faith for the good pleasure of God in a climate in which people’s consciences are left entirely free. In Surat al-Ghashiyya, God addresses our Prophet (saas) as follows:
“So remind them! You are only a reminder.
You are not in control of them.
But as for anyone who turns away and is unbeliever,
God will punish him with the Greatest Punishment.
Certainly it is to Us they will return.
Then their Reckoning is Our concern.” (Surat al-Ghashiyya 21-26)
The Call to Faith Must Be Made in Pleasant Words
As commanded in the verses of the Qur’an, Muslims must use the kindest language when describing Islam and encouraging people to love faith. They must describe the faith in terms that will not offend the other person, but that will inspire love for Muslims in their heart. That is because someone who develops a love of Muslims in his heart will also develop curiosity about, and love for, the system that endowed them with those moral values. Pleasant words are therefore an important means of warming people’s hearts toward Islam.
A Muslim is only responsible for preaching the religion to the person he wishes to believe, to tell him of the Existence of God and that the Qur’an is His book, that the Prophet Muhammed (saas) is His messenger, of the Hereafter and the Day of Reckoning and of the delights of Islamic moral values. Yet that responsibility is limited to describing the faith. God reveals in Surat an-Nahl that the Prophet (saas) is merely the preacher:
“Call to the way of your Lord with wisdom and fair admonition, and argue with them in the kindest way. Your Lord knows best who is misguided from His way. And He knows best who are guided.” (Surat an-Nahl, 125)
God loves those who speak kind words:
If anyone wants power, all power belongs to God. All good words rise to Him and He raises up all virtuous deeds. (Surat al-Fatir, 10)
Do you do not see how God makes a metaphor of a good word: a good tree whose roots are firm and whose branches are in heaven?
It bears fruit regularly by its Lord’s permission. God makes metaphors for people so that hopefully they will pay heed.
(Surah Ibrahim, 24-25)
God Has Deemed Killing Unlawful
Killing for no just reason – unless it is in retaliation for someone else or for causing corruption in the earth- is unlawful in Islam. Our Lord reveals this as an absolute commandment in verses of the Qur’an:
So We decreed for the tribe of Israel that if someone kills another person – unless it is in retaliation for someone else or for causing corruption in the earth – it is as if he had murdered all mankind. And if anyone gives life to another person, it is as if he had given life to all mankind… (Surat al-Ma’ida, 32)
God reveals that killing a single person is as serious a crime as killing all mankind. There is no chance of someone who maintains the bounds set by God harming even a single person, let alone slaughtering thousands of innocent people. Those who imagine they can flee justice and escape punishment in this world will never be able to avoid accounting for their actions in the Presence of God in the Hereafter. Believers, who know they will have to account for themselves to God after death, are scrupulous when it comes to keeping to the bounds set by God.
Those who do not call on any other god together with God and do not kill anyone God has made inviolate, except with the right to do so, and do not fornicate; anyone who does that will receive an evil punishment (Surat al-Furkan, 68)
While killing one innocent person is the equivalent of killing all mankind, it is clear that a grave offense is committed by those who assume a pro-violence attitude and maintain that order can be established through indiscriminate killing and mass murder God describes the reward awaiting the advocates of violence in the Hereafter as follows:
There are only grounds against those who wrong people and act as tyrants in the earth without any right to do so. Such people will have a painful punishment. (Surat ash-Shura, 42)
God Does Not Love Those Who Go to Extremes
Muslims are warned in the Qur’an to avoid the use of unnecessary incitement or violence. Muslims are only allowed to fight when attacked, and even then they have a responsibility to avoid excesses when defending themselves:
Fight in the Way of God against those who fight you, but do not go beyond the limits. God does not love those who go beyond the limits. (Surat al-Baqara, 190)
In the same way that all forms of excess are made unlawful for Muslims, God also commands believers in the Qur’an to treat non-Muslims with kindness:
God does not forbid you from being good to those who have not fought you in the religion or driven you from your homes, or from being just towards them. God loves those who are just.
God merely forbids you from taking as friends those who have fought you in the religion and driven you from your homes and who supported your expulsion… (Surat al-Mumtahana, 8-9)
A Muslim must treat all non-Muslims well, but must not take those people who are the avowed enemies of Islam as his friends.
The Qur’an also advises that prisoners captured in war should be forgiven and released. Muslims are commanded to feed captives taken under conditions of war before they feed themselves, even if they are hungry:
They give food, despite their love for it, to the poor and orphans and captives: (Surat al-Insan, 8)
Even when a murder has been committed, God has given Muslims the right of reprisal but even then He said that it is better to forgive the offender. A Muslim’s responsibility in the eyes of the Qur’an is always to select the best course for the approval of God. Since God regards forgiveness as the best course, even when it comes to murder, that is the essential commandment by which Muslims should abide. In other words, forgiveness is the basis in Islam, not responding to violence with violence.
It is an undeniable fact that over the last few hundred years Muslims across the Islamic world have been oppressed by various Western powers or their satraps. Local oppressive regimes backed by these powers have also inflicted enormous suffering on Muslim populations. However, this is a state of affairs that Muslims need to understand, interpret and react to in the light of the Qur’an. Responding to evil with evil is never permitted in the Qur’an. On the contrary, God commands Muslims to respond to evil with good in a number of verses:
A good action and a bad action are not the same. Repel the bad with something better and, if there is enmity between you and someone else, he will be like a bosom friend. (Surat al-Fussilat, 34)
Of course Muslims have a legitimate right to respond to wickedness perpetrated against them and seek justice from those responsible. Yet this must never lead to blind hatred or unjust rancor. God warns Muslims on this subject in the words, “… Do not let hatred for a people who debar you from the Masjid al-Haram incite you into going beyond the limits. Help each other to goodness and piety. Do not help each other to wrongdoing and enmity. Have awe of God.” (Surat al-Ma’ida, 2)
Therefore, inflicting violence on innocent people from other nations by claiming “to stand for the innocent nations of the world” has nothing to do with Islam.
It also needs to be made clear that the way that certain Western powers wronged and oppressed Muslims is a crime, not of the West as a whole, but of the materialist and irreligious philosophies and ideologies that prevailed in that civilization in the 19th Century. European colonialism was certainly not born from Christian moral values: On the contrary, it was born from an irreligious tendency that was opposed to those moral values, and perpetrated the worst savagery with the support of Social Darwinism in the 19th Century. Still today, as well as wicked, corrupt and aggressive elements in the Western world, there is also a culture that favors peace, goodness and justice which stems from Christianity. In fact, the basic division of ideas in the world is not one between the West and the Islamic world, but between believers in the West and the Islamic world on the one hand and the opponents of religion (such as materialists, atheists and Darwinists) on the other.
God Loves the Mild and Forgiving
One of the main features of Muslims is that they are humble, forgiving and loving. That is also one of the most striking features of all the prophets. The messengers with whom God is most pleased are role models for Muslims. Therefore, every Muslim must be mild and forgiving, just like Rasulullah (saas) and the other prophets.
.. then to be one of those who have faith and urge each other to steadfastness and urge each other to compassion.
Those are the Companions of the Right. (Surat al-Balad, 17-18)
A Messenger has come to you from among yourselves. Your suffering is distressing to him; he is deeply concerned for you; he is gentle and merciful to the Muslims. (Surat al-Tawba, 128)
It is a mercy from God that you were gentle with them. If you had been rough or hard of heart, they would have scattered from around you. So pardon them and ask forgiveness for them, and consult with them about the matter. Then when you have reached a firm decision, (Surat al-‘Imran, 159)
Correct and courteous words accompanied by forgiveness are better than alms followed by insulting words. God is Rich Beyond Need, All-Forbearing. (Surat al-Baqara, 263)
Whether you reveal a good act or keep it hidden, or pardon an evil act, God is Ever-Pardoning, All-Powerful. (Surat an-Nisa’, 149)
Ibrahim was forbearing, compassionate, penitent (Surah Hud, 75)
Our Prophet (saas) also commanded believers to be compassionate, forgiving and mild:
“Be merciful so that you may receive mercy. Forgive so that you may be forgiven. Woe to the weavers of quibbles, woe to those who knowingly persist in evil and do not repent.” (Ramuz al-Ahadith, Vol. 1)
“God is the Companion (Compassionate and Merciful), He loves companionship and He does not give the things He give in response to companionship for anything else.”(Summary of Al-Kutub As-Sittah (Six Books) Translation and Commentary, Vol.7)
“Being gentle -natured improves whatever one does. And when it is taken away from something, that makes it more ugly.” (Muslim; Abu Dawud)
Ibni Umar (pbuh) related that Rasulullah (saas) said: Seek honor in the sight of God by treated the harsh gently, and by giving to those who do not give. (Al Kutub As-Sittah (Six Books); [1:73, Hadith No. 43])
God Commands People to Do Good
A Muslim is someone who obeys the commands of God, strives scrupulously to abide by the Qur’an; someone who improves the world and works to build peace and tranquility. His aim is to treat people well and kindly and to do good. As Surat al-Qasas reveals:
… And do good as God has been good to you. And do not seek to cause corruption in the earth. God does not love corrupters. (Surat al-Qasas, 77)
The aim of someone who becomes a Muslim is to earn the approval of God, His mercy and Paradise. To do that, he must work hard and attain the moral values that are pleasing to God while he is still in the life of this world. The main values concerned are compassion, affection, justice, honesty, forgiveness, modesty, toleration, self-sacrifice and fortitude. Believers treat people well, compete to do good deeds and make sacrifices. As God reveals in verses:
We did not create the heavens and earth and everything between them, except with truth. The Hour is certainly coming, so turn away graciously. (Surat al-Hijr, 85)
Be good to your parents and relatives and to orphans and the very poor, and to neighbors who are related to you and neighbors who are not related to you, and to companions and travellers and your slaves. God does not love anyone vain or boastful. (Surat an-Nisa’, 36)
… Help each other to goodness and piety. Do not help each other to wrongdoing and enmity. Have awe of God. God is severe in retribution. (Surat al-Ma’ida, 2)
God wishes believers to treat other people well, to help one another on the subject of goodness and to avoid corruption. “… Those who produce a good action will earn ten like it…” we are told in one verse, while “… those who produce a bad action will only be repaid with its equivalent and they will not be wronged.(Surat al-An’am, 160 ).
These exemplary features of our Prophet (saas) are revealed as follows in Surat at-Tawba: “A Messenger has come to you from among yourselves. Your suffering is distressing to him; he is deeply concerned for you; he is gentle and merciful to the believers.” (Surat at-Tawba, 128)
Muslims Have a Duty to Protect the People of the Book
Jews and Christians are described as the ‘People of the Book’ in the Qur’an, the reason being that members of both faiths obey the divine scriptures revealed by God. Those scriptures have gradually become corrupted; however, they also contain parts that are true. We can tell which parts are true and which have been corrupted by looking at the Qur’an.
The attitude of Islam toward the People of the Book is a most just and compassionate one.
Islam’s just attitude toward the People of the Book was shaped when the faith had only just been born. At that time, Muslims were a minority seeking to protect their faith under oppression and maltreatment from the pagans of Mecca. Muslims eventually decided to flee Mecca because of the severity of that oppression and seek refuge in a just regime. Our Prophet Muhammed (saas) told them to seek shelter with the Christian King Najashi of Ethiopia; Muslims heeded that advice and went there. When they arrived in Ethiopia they found an exceedingly just administration that welcomed them with love and respect. King Najashi rejected the demands of envoys from the pagans demanding that the Muslims be returned to them and declared that Muslims could live freely in his country.
God reveals in the Qur’an that Muslims and the People of the Book will be united in faith; “We have faith in what has been sent down to us and what was sent down to you. Our God and your God are one and we submit to Him.” (Surat al-‘Anakabut, 46)
As with all communities, there are good and bad people among the People of the Book. However, the fact there are bad ones does not mean one declares them all to be enemies. On the contrary, just like our Prophet (saas) did, Muslims must forge an alliance with the good members of the People of the Book. They must summon the bad ones to goodness with pleasant words:
They are not all the same. There is a community among the People of the Book who are upright. They recite God’s Signs throughout the night, and they prostrate. (Surat Al-‘Imran, 113)
Among the people of the Book there are some who have faith in God and in what has been sent down to you and what was sent down to them, and who are humble before God. They do not sell God’s Signs for a paltry price. Such people will have their reward with their Lord. And God is swift at reckoning. (Surat al-‘Imran, 199)
In describing how Muslims should treat the People of the Book, God also reveals how Muslims should preach to them. He says that Muslims should first call on the People of the Book to believe in ‘the One God,’ to adopt a monotheistic faith, in other words.
Say, ‘People of the Book! Come to a proposition which is the same for us and you – that we should worship none but God
and not associate any partners with Him and not take one another as lords besides God.’ If they turn away, say, ‘Bear witness that we are Muslims.’(Surat al-‘Imran, 64)
Muslims have a duty to protect people when they seek their protection, even if they are unbelievers.
If any of the idolaters ask you for protection, give them protection until they have heard the Words of God. Then convey them to a place where they are safe… (Surat at-Tawba, 6)
When it comes to the People of the Book, who believe in the existence of God, fear Him and love the prophets, and particularly those who say “La ilaha illa Allah,” the approach toward them must obviously be one of warmth and affection. Indeed, God wishes us to use the finest language in their regard:
Only argue with the People of the Book in the kindest way – except in the case of those of them who do wrong – saying, ‘We have faith in what has been sent down to us and what was sent down to you. Our God and your God are One and we submit to Him.’ (Surat al-‘Ankebut, 46)
The Most Important Characteristic of Hazrat Mahdi Is That he Does Not Shed Blood
We are living in the End Times. All the portents foretold by Rasulullah (saas) have come true in the last 35 years. More than 600 portents show that Hazrat Mahdi (pbuh) is at work and that we will soon, by God’s leave, see him. Anyone who loves and awaits Hazrat Mahdi (pbuh) should exhibit Mahdi-like moral values and prepare the way for him in the finest manner. Our Prophet (saas) revealed that Hazrat Mahdi (pbuh) is a man of peace and love. It is therefore essential for devout believers to be people of peace and love by ‘hoping to be among the followers of the Mahdi.’ This fine characteristic of the Mahdi (pbuh) is revealed as follows in hadiths:
People will seek refuge in Hazrat Mahdi (pbuh) as honeybees cluster around their sovereign. He will fill the world that was once full of cruelty, with justice.His justice will be as such that he will not wake a sleeping person or even shed one drop of blood. The Earth will return to the Age of Bliss. (Ibn Hajar al-Haythami, Al-Qawl al-Mukhtasar fi `Alamat al-Mahdi al-Muntadhar, pp. 29 and 48)
Hazrat Mahdi (pbuh) will follow in the path of our Prophet (saas); he will not waken the sleeper and will cause no blood to be spilled. (Portents of Doomsday, p. 163)
In the time of [Hazrat Mahdi (pbuh)] no one will be woken up from their sleep or have a bleeding nose. (Ibn Hajar al-Haythami, Al-Qawl al-Mukhtasar fi `Alamat al-Mahdi al-Muntadhar, p. 44)
Those swearing allegiance to him [Hazrat Mahdi (as)] will swear allegiance between Rock and Pillar (around Ka’bah). They never wake a sleeping person, never shed blood.. (Ibn Hajar al-Haythami, Al-Qawl al-Mukhtasar fi `Alamat al-Mahdi al-Muntadhar, p. 24)
In the time of Hazrat Mahdi (pbuh) wars will come to an end and armies will leave their weapons:
The (competents of) battle will abandon its load (arms and equipment).(Sunan Ibn Majah, 10/334)
(The competents of) War will abandon its load (namely, arms and the like). (Al-Sharani, Mukhtasar Tazkirah al-Qurtubi, p. 496)
He will do away with enmity and hatred.… FILL THE EARTH WITH PEACE just as the water fills the pot. There will also be unity in religion and no one other than God will be worshipped anymore. War will abandon its load.(Sunan Ibn Majah, 10/334)
In the time of Hazrat Mahdi (pbuh) hostilities, quarrels and wars will come to an end.
No enmity will remain between anyone. All enmity, conflict, and disagreement will surely vanish. (Al-Sharani, Mukhtasar Tazkirah al-Qurtubi, p. 496)
In the time of Hazrat Mahdi (pbuh), the Earth will be filled with justice:
THE WORLD filled with oppression and tyranny WILL OVERFLOW WITH JUSTICE AFTER HE [HAZRAT MAHDI (AS)] COMES. (Ibn Hajar al-Haythami, Al-Qawl al-Mukhtasar, p. 20)
Hazrat Mahdi (as) is one of my people, and HE WILL FILL THE EARTH WITH TRUTH AND JUSTICE, just as it is now filled with cruelty and torture. (Sunan Abu Dawud, 5/93)
In the time of Hazrat Mahdi (pbuh) the Earth will be filled with peace:
He will do away with enmity and hatred. The venom will be removed from poisonous animals. Even a small boy will place his hand in a serpent’s mouth, and the serpent will not harm him. The wolf will be like a dog in a herd of sheep or goats. He will will fill the earth with peace just as the water fills the pot. There will also be unity in religion and no one other than God will be worshipped anymore. War will abandon its load. (Sunan Ibn Majah, Kitab-ul Fitan Translation and Explanation, Kahraman Publication, Volume 10, Translator: Haydar Hatipoğlu, Chapter 33, pp. 331-335)
[In the age of Hazrat Mahdi (pbuh) the sheep will graze with the wolf and children will play with snakes but will come to no harm. (Ibn Hajar al-Haythami, Al-Qawl al-Mukhtasar fi `Alamat al-Mahdi al-Muntadhar, p. 43)
Verses of the Qur’an regarding Islam being a faith of peace, love and brotherhood:
You who have faith! Enter Islam totally. Do not follow in the footsteps of satan. He is an outright enemy to you. (Surat al-Baqara, 208)
God calls to the Abode of Peace and He guides whom He wills to a straight path. (Surah Yunus, 25)
… if someone kills another person – unless it is in retaliation for someone else or for causing corruption in the earth – it is as if he had murdered all mankind. (Surat al-Ma’ida, 32)
The believers are brothers, so make peace between your brothers and have awe of God so that hopefully you will gain mercy. (Surat al-Hujurat, 10)
Obey God and His Messenger and do not quarrel among yourselves lest you lose heart and your momentum disappear. And be steadfast. God is with the steadfast. (Surat al-Anfal, 46)
As for those who have faith and do right actions, the All-Merciful will bestow His love on them. (Surah Maryam, 96)
You are the best nation ever to be produced before mankind. You enjoin the right, forbid the wrong and have faith in God. (Surat al-‘Imran, 110)
Make allowances for people, command what is right, and turn away from the ignorant. (Surat al-Ar’af, 199)
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