I am mindful of my duty to establish truth and justice in this world. I am mindful of the fact that The Quran confirms the scriptures revealed earlier.

I am not sure who you are. I don’t know where you are born. I can only imagine your smiling face and beautiful heart. Because Prophet Muhammad has said that the unique signs of a Muslim are feeding the hungry and saying pleasant wishes to strangers. Mahatma Gandhi, the Father of the great nation India where I am a citizen, said: “I consider myself as good a Muslim as I am a Hindu and for that matter I regard myself an equally good Christian or Parsi.” Do you know that as long as you believe and do good, you are a Muslim. The Quran is saying that “To thee We sent the Scripture in truth, confirming the scripture that came before it, and guarding it in safety, so judge between them by what God hath revealed, and follow not their vain desires, diverging from the Truth that hath come to thee. To each among you have we prescribed a Law and an Open Way. If God had so willed, He would have made you a single people. But His Plan is to test you in what he hath given you. So strive as in a race in all virtues. The goal of you all is to God. It is He that will show you the truth of the matters in which ye dispute.” (Chapter: 5, Verse: 48). From this verse, it is clear that whatever scripture one chooses to follow, God knows about it and approves of it. Prophet Muhammad has clarified that more than 100,000 Prophets were sent to humanity with the word of God in each language. So, the task before every person, in the words of The Quran, is to strive and excel in all virtues.

As a Muslim, I am also mindful of this verse from the Quran. “They are those who have been expelled from their homes in defiance of right,- For no cause except that they say, “I believe in God.” Did not God check one set of people by means of another, there would surely have been pulled down monasteries, churches, synagogues, and mosques, in which the name of God is commemorated in abundant measure. God will certainly aid those who aid His cause; – for verily God isfull of Strength, Exalted in Might, Able to enforce His Will.” (Chapter: 22,Verse: 40). It is quite clear from this verse that all the places of worship remember God in abundant measure. While doing good, it is also important to resist evil. The Quran says: Those that turn to God: that serve Him and praise Him;that wander in devotion to the Cause of God; that bow down and prostrate themselves in prayer; that enjoin good and forbid evil; and observe the limits set by God; these do rejoice. So proclaim the glad tidings to the believers.(Chapter: 9; Verse: 112). As a Muslim, I refer the following Quranic verse to any good friend who wants to understand what faith is. “How can ye reject faith in God? Seeing that ye were without life and He gave you life; then He will cause you to die and will again bring you to life; and again to Him will ye return. (Chapter: 2, Verse: 28)

As a Muslim, I am mindful of my duty to establish truth and justice in this world.

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