Saturday, June 18, 2005

The Unity of Man

Glory to Allah Most High, full of Grace and Mercy;
He created All, including Man...

When men spread themselves over the earth,
And became many nations,
Speaking diverse languages,
And obeying diverse customs and laws;
The evils became multiplied,
As one race or nation
Became alienated from another.
The Brotherhood of Man was now doubly forgotten -
First, between individuals, and secondly, between nations...

But Allah, in His infinite mercy and love,
Who forgives and guides individuals and nations,
And turns to good even what seems to us evil,
Never forsakes the struggling soul that turns to Him...

For all are creatures of One God,
And share His loving care
And must be brought within the pale
Of His eternal unity and harmony.

The Holy Qur'an
C. 1, 5, and 6.

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