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Brilliant Solution -- Include Palestinians

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Submitted by Mark Werfel (United States), Sep 24, 2013 at 17:51

Congrats -- the best I've seen -- Fundamentally, Islam is about Brotherhood, isn't it? Must be. THEY say so, so it MUST be true: http://www.al-islam.org/islam_faith_practice_history/28.htm ........................... All Muslims are related to one another through Islam, and this relationship is known as the "Islamic Brotherhood". Allāh says in the Qur'ān, "Indeed the believers are brothers." (49:10)

The basis of Islamic brotherhood is not a common forefather, but the common God, Prophet, the Book, etc. All Muslims believe in Allāh, Prophet Muhammad, and the Qur'ān, and they all pray towards the same Ka'bah.

Relationships are also based on common race, language or country. People of the same race, same language or same country feel a special fraternity towards each other. But Islamic brotherhood transcends all these boundaries of race, language, country, colour and wealth. Allāh says in the Qur'ān:

"O you mankind! We have created you from a male and a female; and made you into nations and tribes so that you may know each other [more easily]. Indeed, the most noble among you in view of Allāh is the most pious of you." (49:13)

All Muslims are brethren of each other even if they are from different families, races, and countries, or have different skin colour and language. Muslims in China, Mexico, Iraq, Kenya, USA, India, England, Turkey, Malaysia, Ghana, Japan and Tunis are all brethren of one another on the basis of their common faith and beliefs. Their colour, country, and language are less important when it comes to their relationship based on Islam.

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