Islam gallery 05

Islam gallery 05

5. Salam Al-Marayati

Al-Marayati is the executive director of the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC).

Non-Muslims should know that Islam is based on three things: The belief in One God, service to humanity, and the teachings of mercy, compassion and justice. Islam has no room for terrorism, and Islam obligates us to counter terrorism. The Prophet to me stands for love of humanity, compassion to the stranger, and servant to the people. And the Qur'an repeatedly teaches us not to allow any self-destructive behavior, whether through suicide or through harming innocent people in our surroundings. We have been given a trust as human beings to fight oppression and to care for humanity. The Qur'an states: "It is God's will that you become a community of the middle way." That has been interpreted by several Islamic scholars as the call for moderation.

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