Monday, February 20, 2006

How to think of those who fight against Muslims

He said, "If they were thorns, it would have been necessary to set them on fire."

I said, "That would be following Noah, not following Muhammad. Noah said '[My Lord,] leave not on the earth even one of the unbelievers!' (Q 71:26). Muhammad said, 'O God, guide my people, for they do not know.' "

- Shams Tabrizi. Me & Rumi , Pg 255

The Prophet said that on the day he was attacked by the people of Taif and they threw stones at him until his shoes were full of blood. Note how the Prophet considered those who were non-believers and who attacked him violently as "his people", for he was sent for all mankind.

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