Peace requires Courage

Peace requires courage. Away from all the voices explaining why their side is right, oppressed, or ethical. Peace, goes beyond the commotion, it goes beyond picking sides. It is being able to hear the other person speak before combatting them with an answer. It is seeing the other side as equally human, equally in the right, equally fragile. It requires the ability to see the enemy through an altruistic lens of forgiveness, empathy, and vulnerability.

The Prophet, Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) was sent as a mercy to all of humanity – not just to the Muslim ummah but also to those who had once been against him (PBUH). Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) said, “Never aspire for confronting your enemies (in a fight). Pray to God to be among those who seek living peacefully with others.”

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