As an American Muslim and interfaith leader here in SFO Bay Area, I find Mr. Trump’s statement on national TV “ISLAM HATES US” very troubling . Much like Christianity, Judaism, Hinduism and several faiths, Islam does not teach hate. Quran does not speak in such terms and language that would create hare. As a true Christian Mr. Trump must know better.
Throughout the Holy Quran what we hear repeatedly is Allah is Gracious, the Merciful, Kind, Forgiving and Loving and to treat humanity with love and respect. Service to humanity is an integral part of the Islamic faith that cannot be carried out with dignity if Islam teaches us to hate anyone. It requires us to rise above hatred, anger, jealousy and wrong doings to serve humanity and tap into out inner self for best qualities to serve mankind.
In this regard to serving humanity Muslims are inspired that they are best qualified to do this job of serving humanity. This mission of Islam alone coupled with copies examples from lives of thousands of prominent Muslims and most significantly Life of the Holy Prophet Muhammad must inevitably impress upon Mr. Trump that Islam does not teach hate and does not hate him or anyone.
American Muslim leaders as head honchos of UMA (United Muslims of America), the ICNA, ISNA and CAIR as well as the Zaytuna College in Berkeley must make a united effort and invite Mr. Trump to help him understand that Islam does not teach hatred that Islam is truly a religion of peace.
Mr. Trump our national leader
Mr. Trump should realize he is no longer a Republican candidate: he is now our national leader and President for all Americans As such we owe him our respect and need to help him achieve goals to keep America secure, safe and continually progressing.
His accusation that ISLAM HATES US drives a wedge between American Muslims and the rest of the Americans. Given the Republican’s bullying attitude right across the board Mr. Trump’s statements about Muslims and their religion Islam can drive unwanted hate and discord. As our President Mr. Trump must change his narrative about Islam and reassure Americans that islam is a religion of “peace and love”
LOVE TO ALL HATRED FOR NONE
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