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Miscellaneous topics- Video Symposiums- Germany: A Conference in Germany about the Unity of Religions
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Praise be to Allah, the Lord of Creations, and Peace and blessings be upon our prophet Muhammad, the faithful and the honest.
 Oh, Allah, we know nothing but what You teach us. You are the All- Knower, the Wise. Oh Allah, teach us what is good for us, and benefit us from what You taught us, and increase our knowledge. Show us the righteous things as righteous and help us to do them, and show us the bad things as bad and help us to keep away from them.
  O Allah our Lord, lead us out from the depths of darkness and illusion, unto the lights of erudition and knowledge, and from the muddy shallows of lusts unto the heavens of Your Vicinity.

The truth about Islam:

 This religion, which has been revealed by Allah, can never ordain violence, for Allah is As-Salam (the Source of Peace) for all His creatures. This is a fundamental fact in Islam. Allah the Almighty created mankind to test them:

(O mankind! We have created you from a male and a female, and made you into nations and tribes, that you may know one another. Verily, the most honourable of you with Allah is that (believer) who has At-Taqwa [i.e. one of the Muttaqun])

[Surah Al-Hujuraat: 13]

Man is a construct from Allah:

 The Prophet, peace be upon him, said:

((All of mankind are the dependents of Allaah, and the most beloved of them to Allaah are those who are most helpful to their dependents.))

[By Abu Ya'la and Al-Bazaar from Anas Ibn Malek]

((Man is a construct from Allah, cursed is the one who demolishes it))

 On an individual basis, when the husband deprives his wife form something claiming it is his right only to have it, he turns into a racist in his household. Similarly, when a nation believes that she has rights which other nations do not have, it is considered racist. Societies will not be reformed except through humanism; through humanism violence disappears and wars are over, while racism is what makes acts of violence increas and become more ferocious.

Constants and variables among human beings:

 Dear brothers, man has constants and variables. In fact, constants were revealed and accentuated by the religion of Allah, which is the one people believe in, whereas variables have been set through laws and regulations, and the main point is that laws and religions complement, not contradict one another.

Mind and lust:

 Our Master Ali, may ennoble his face said, "Angels have reason but no lusts, animals have lusts but no reason, while man has them both. If his reason overcomes his lusts, he would be superior to angels, but if his lusts overcome his reason, he would be lower than the animal."

Civilization and development:

 There is a difference between civilization and development. One could be developed but not civilized, or civilized but not highly developed. Success lies in the ability to unite civilization with development.

 I would like to refer to the fact that not every man is prudent; to be prudent is to love your brother in humanity and to be at the disposal of mankind. As a result, man will gain happiness in this world and the Hereafter by his reason.

Conclusion:

 Dear brothers, we regard Germany with respect and appreciation, and we hope that this country would play an influential role in ending violence in the Middle East.

  Peace, Mercy and Blessings of Allah be upon you.

Translation  : Dina Al-Odessy
Edited by      : Kawthar Hajj Saleh