“A place of peace, guidance and mercy.”
O humanity! Indeed, We created you from a male and a female, and made you into peoples and tribes so that you may get to know one another. Surely the most noble of you in the sight of Allah is the most righteous among you. Allah is truly All-Knowing, All-Aware. (Al-Hujurat: 49:13)
As we reach out to you from the Salaam Islamic Center, we hope you are in good health and high spirits. Today, we would like to start by reminding ourselves of the profound teachings of the Prophet Muhammad (SAW), who came as a mercy to all the worlds. His teachings emphasized compassion, justice, and the sanctity of human life. With this in mind, let us join together in prayer and hope, as we beseech Allah (SWT) to intervene and alleviate the suffering of innocent civilians in all corners of the world.
In the Middle East, particularly in Palestine and Israel, countless innocent lives have been lost, families torn apart, and communities shattered due to ongoing conflicts. The pain and anguish experienced by both sides are immeasurable, and it is crucial that we acknowledge the suffering endured by all those affected. As we witness the devastating consequences of violence, it is our duty to condemn any act that causes harm to innocent civilians, regardless of their nationality, religion, or ethnicity.
May Allah (SWT) hear our prayers and guide the hearts of those involved in this conflict toward a path of peace, understanding, and reconciliation. Let us pray that all parties involved prioritize the preservation of innocent lives above any political or ideological agenda. May they find the wisdom to engage in dialogue, seek compromise, and work towards a just and lasting solution that respects the rights and aspirations of both Palestinians and Israelis.
Beyond the Middle East, let this message resonate with the entire world. Let us extend our prayers and concerns to every corner of the globe where innocent lives are endangered by conflicts, oppression, and persecution. May Allah (SWT) grant us the strength and resilience to stand against injustice, advocate for peace, and protect the vulnerable.
We must remember that peace and justice are not confined to any specific region or group of people – they are universal aspirations that transcend borders and boundaries. As we strive for peace in the Middle East, let us also strive for peace in every nation, every community, and every heart. Together, may we be the catalysts for change, spreading love, understanding, and compassion.
In conclusion, let us keep our hearts open to empathy and understanding, recognizing the shared humanity that binds us all. Let us continue to pray for an end to the suffering of innocent civilians, wherever they may be. May Allah (SWT) grant us the ability to establish peace, justice, and protection for all those in need, and may our collective efforts bring about a world free from oppression and persecution. May Allah (SWT) unite us in solidarity with those enduring hardships and bless those who have passed away in righteousness with the highest rewards.
“O Allah (SWT), we implore You for ease that is not followed by hardship, wealth that is not followed by poverty, security that is not followed by fear, and happiness that is not followed by misery. Please do not deprive us while we ask of You, and do not punish us while we seek Your forgiveness. You are the Most Merciful of the merciful.” Ameen.