Laying the Foundation for an Islamic Fraternity in Medina
The existence of sympathy, sincerity, and harmony among the people of a society makes that society a living one - one that is fit for human life and evolution, in which all can find salvation and progress and can enjoy each other's sympathy and sincerity. In the process of establishing such an ideal human society, Islam does not pay the least bit of attention to such considerations as race, language, skin colour, and geographical location. Rather, this holy religion regards all Muslims as equal." 121 It looks only at the people's faith in God, which is the root of all unity. 'Islamic brotherhood' is the phrase best revealing this all embracing unity. This meaningful, clear expression in the Holy Qur'an describes this Islamic precept: 'Truly the faithful are brothers' (49:10).
121. Bihar ul-Anwar, Vol. 73, p.293; Rudih Kafi, p.246.
Adapted from: "A Glance at the Life of the Holy Prophet of Islam" by: "Dar Rah Haqq's Board of Writers"
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