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Mercy, love, compassion

Shomali
In the Quran out of 114 Chapters, 113 begin with Bismillah-arrahman-ar-rahim. The one chapter where God has not introduced it
in this manner is Surat-at-Tawba, where God is warning the Pagans
of Arabia who were stealing from and killing the Muslims at the time
God has said that Torah, Gospel and Quran are all mercy.

We send down in the Qurn that which is a cure and mercy

Therefore any interpretation that does not exhibit the merciful


nature of the Quran cannot be a correct interpretation of the
Quran.


We did not send you but as a mercy to all the nations.1



It is by Allahs mercy that you are gentle to them;



nd had you been harsh and hardhearted, surely they would have
scattered from around you
In Islam, the Quran is considered the criterion by which man can
determine whether or not his moral values are upright or not. How
can a person claim to be following Islam without implementing the
moral values of the Quran?!
The sign of spirituality in Islam therefore is that a person is gentle to
other people. This is how the Prophet behaved with a society who
were not even soft and gentle with heir children- they used to bury
their daughters alive due to their prejudices. In this society it was
not acceptable for fathers to kiss their children. In this society it was
normal to settle a dispute with murder and pillaging. Yet the Prophet
managed to change these people into those who managed to
exhibit a great deal of mercy to all mankind. . How is this possible?

It is solely through the Prophets kindness and mercy to all these


people.
The only way to bring people together and get them to exhibit
kindness is by showing mercy.
The most important point is the Prohpet was only able to achieve
what he did by being kind to people, showing them respect and
listening to them. Despite being followed by many followers and
being a prophet of God, he always listened to people. He never used
to say I am busy.

Among them are those who torment the Prophet, and say, He is
an ear.

When those who wished to hurt him would insult him they would
make fun of him by criticizing his nature of valuing the views of
other people.
We should take this as an important lesson of valuing the opinions of
others. This is especially so or those in authority such as our
politicians, teachers, civil servants.
We hope and pray that the true teachings of the prophet are made
clear to all of us and that we can learn from them and implement
them in our lives. Today we see a number of individuals who try to
hide under a cloak of outward Islam without implementing the moral
values of the faith. We wonder how it is possible for these people to
claim to be followers of the teachings of the Prophet whilst their
actions are in the completely opposite direction to the Quran and
His message.
We wonder why many media outlets love to project an image of this
great religion in a way that tries to tarnish the reputation of Islam
and Muslims. We ask why it is that the true teachings of Islam are
not publicized? Why is it that there is a great deal of public
misinformation about this faith? We hope and pray that all of us,
rather than relying on a skewed image provided by many media
outlets, perform our own research and find out the realities of Islam
from its original sources, referring to the ethical teachings of its
Prophet and the words of the Quran.
A short prayer: We have based the first part from a psalm from
Imam Sajads Sahifa Sajjadiya. Imam Sajad was Prophet
Muhammads grandson and is well known for his supplications:
Dear Lord:

Let good flow out from my hands upon the people and efface it not by my making
them feel obliged!
Give me the highest moral traits and preserve me from vanity!
raise me not a single degree before the people
without lowering me by the same degree in my own viewpoint
and bring about no outward exaltation for me
without an inward abasement in myself to the same measure!
Oh Lord, grant peace wherever there is war
Happiness wherever there is sadness
Freedom wherever there is tyranny
Cure all those who are sick
Grant all of mankind your benevolent guidance
And give all of us your forgiveness

Do all of that in the name of your mercy, for it has enveloped


everything in existence.