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Developing good values as a fortress for ourselves

  • Throughout this month, we have been discussing the virtue of forgiveness. Let us instil in ourselves a deep appreciation of the noble values taught by Rasulullah s.a.w. These basic values should constitute the foundations of our religious life. It is hoped that these would help us develop a forgiving heart; one that is in control of its desires and emotions, one that aspires for peace and the greater good, and appreciates good relations between humankind.
  • Without forgiveness and compassion, we become harsh and rigid. When harshness and rigidity start taking root in us, we begin to hate. When we hate, we might begin to isolate ourselves and reject other views and perspectives. When this happens, we may become susceptible to ideologies that promote hatred and violence.
  • Many events of late have affected people’s perceptions of our religion. We thus have a big task ahead of us to rectify this situation and reclaim the image of Islam. We have a growing responsibility to not allow insidious influences from penetrating into our community and cause chaos and disunity. One of our most crucial role is to safeguard peace and prosperity.