Today humanity as a whole is going through unimaginable suffering and unspeakable horrors. There are some who have misunderstood the religious teachings and have decided to wage a war on those who disagree. The greed and personal interest of western nations have also contributed immensely towards these conflicts.
Sometime it makes me deeply wonder that how on earth the followers of the man who was the mercy and blessings for all mankind, can completely forget his Sunnah and even promote violence,extremism and hate in the name of Holy Prophet Muhammad(pbuh)?
As Ahmadi Muslims, we are fortunate to learn the true Islam that teaches us humanity and put all its focus on peace and harmony. It teaches us to respect other faiths and never indulge in any sort of violence.It teaches us the Islam that is a “Service to Humanity”.
It also teaches us how important it is to protect your neighbor who can be either Christian, Hindu, Jewish or Atheist.
Allah says in Quran, “Whosoever killed a person, it shall be as if he had killed all mankind; and whoso gave life to one, it shall be as if he had given life to all mankind.” (5:33)”
Founder of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, Mirza Ghulam Ahmed(a.s) beautifully sums up the teachings of Islam,
“Be the true well-wishers of every one. There should be nothing inside you except truth and there should be nothing outside you except truth and sympathy for mankind. If you desire that God should be pleased with you in Heaven, become to each other like real brothers”
He further says,
“It is our principle to have sympathy for the whole of mankind. If a person sees that fire has broken out in the house of a Hindu neighbor and he does not get up to help in putting it out, I tell you truly he is not of me. If one of my followers sees a Christian being killed and he does not go to his assistance to rescue him, then I tell you quite truly that he is not of us.”