SHAFAQNA – This is clearly mentioned in the holy Quran, for example Ayah 90 of Surah Al-Nahl saying: God orders justice and kindness; or Ayah 8 of Surah Al-Ma’edah saying: Enmity towards a group, should not make you divert from acting justly, be just, that is nearest to piety; or Ayah 48 of Surah Al-Ma’edah saying: We have allocated religion and clear ways for each group and if God wanted could make you all into one Ummah but God wants to test you in all the favours bestowed on you, so compete in doing good, to God is your return and God will make you aware of your differences. It is also narrated from the Prophet of Islam who said: Whoever invites to intolerance is not from us .
Brotherhood in the holy Quran
There are various Ayahs in the holy Quran indicating that the prophets of Allah (SWT) considered all the people as their brethren as mentioned in the following examples.
1. Hud brother of the Aad tribe: Ayah 21 of Surah Al-Ahqaf saying: Remember the brother of the Aad tribe when he warned his people by the dunes. Also Ayah 65 of Surah Al-A’araaf saying: We sent to people of Aad, their brother Hud.
 Narrated from Sonan Abu dawoud; Al-jame Alsaqeer, Vol. 2, 7684; Mer’aatal Oqool, Vol. 10, Page 173 narrated from Nahaya Ibn Atheer, Vol. 3, Page 243.
Translated from Farsi text written by Ayatollah Dr Seyyed Mustafa Mohaqeq Damaad
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