Thursday, February 22, 2007

Message for Friday - Man is the brother of man

النبي محمد عليه الصلاة والسلام يقول: الإنسان أخو الإنسان أَحَبَّ أم كره
- أخرجه أحمد: 3/154 بإسناد حسن.
- وابن حبان: عن أنس، في البر والإحسان (510) بإسناد صحيح على شرط مسلم.

The Prophet Muhammad (SAAS) stated, "Man is the brother of man whether he likes it or dislikes it."

Although humans have cultural and political differences, G'd has evolved the creation in such a manner that human beings, who were once never dependent on others far removed are now directly effected by the plight of others hundreds of miles away.

The globalization of modern commerce and the information age has brought mankind closer together and more dependent within itself than ever before. For instance, a natural disaster half way around the world could have the potential of driving up prices on certain goods to a level that it could adversely damage others' including job lose.

These realities are nothing but proof of the wisdom taught by the prophets that the concern of one group of people should not only be a sectarian or tribal concern but a concern for the entire humanity. What troubles one group can truly effect the whole, but what assists one group in cultivating excellence can improve circumstances for the whole.

And surely G'd knows best.

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