Allah has brothers

بِسْمِ اللهِ الْرَّحْمَنِ الْرَّحِيمِ

يَا


Bismillāhirrahmānirrahīm
[In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful]
“O people! Verily, We created you out of man and woman and made you peoples and tribes so that you might get to know each other. The best among you is the most reverent among you to Allah. Verily, Allah is well-informed and has knowledge of everything. "

[Sura “Hudschurat”, verse 13]

Dear believers,

man is the noblest creature that Allah created. He created him as an honorable and valuable creature and as such gave him all imaginable gifts. So the world in which we live is given to all of humanity as a common living space. All people - regardless of their origin, skin color or religion - and all living beings that Allah created share this one world. They share water, air, sun, earth and what sprouts from it, as well as a whole range of other gifts. And this shows us that in this world we have to act collectively again in all areas that serve human well-being.

Dear brothers and sisters,

We should not see our differences as a source of argument and exclusion. Rather, this should serve as a starting point for getting to know one another and for solidarity with one another. We should “love the creature for the sake of its creator”, as the Turkish folk poet Yunus Emre once put it. The Koran admonishes us to do this: “O people! Verily, We created you out of man and woman and made you peoples and tribes so that you might get to know each other. The best among you is the most reverent among you to Allah. Verily, Allah is well-informed and has knowledge of everything. " [1] In this verse, Allah lets us know that we have a common ancestor. That our differences should only be an occasion to get to know each other. And that people can only be superior to one another in their reverence for Him.

Sura “Rum”, verse 22, also tells us that some of the differences in the creation of man are only a sign of His existence: “And his signs include the creation of earth and heaven and that you are different in language and skin color. In here are verily signs for those who know. "

Dear brothers and sisters,

the ethics of Islam, it teaches us love, tolerance, to be trustworthy, it teaches us peace and unity. And we should not only live this for ourselves, but also pass it on to the society in which we live. This means that we belong to those from whose actions and words others are safe. [2] That we cannot sleep when our neighbor is starving. That we treat our counterparts the way we want to be treated. [3] And that we end up vying for good deeds. [4]

Above all our fellow believers, we must treat all people with the ethical standards as described above. No matter what religion or origin they are.

[1] Hudschurat, 49/13.
[2] Buchari, Iman 4.
[3] Muslim, Imara, 46.
[4] Bakara, 2/148.

Mehmet ARSLANER
Religious Commissioner