Moral Authority of Islam

The Moral Authority of Islam

 

Where is the moral authority of Islam?

 

Where are the Muslims who say that burning humanitarian workers–those of such great compassion that they willingly risk their lives to alleviate the suffering of alien strangers– is wrong, regardless of whether they share the same facial feature or continent of origin as an occupying force.

 

Where are the Imams who publicly teach that the hadith of Al-Nawawi "None of you [truly] believes until he wishes for his brother what he wishes for himself." is a matter of universal morality rather than tribal survival. 

 

Where are the Muslims who differentiate enemies from brothers, not on the basis of culture or creed but on the basis of spirit and intent?

 

Their silence is louder to me than any screams of hatred in the name of Allah.

2002.

 

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About Valerie Tarico

Seattle psychologist and writer. Author - Trusting Doubt and Deas and Other Imaginings. Founder - www.WisdomCommons.org.
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