No Violence in the Name of Religion
We the imams, members of the Ummah (Muslim community) and friends of Islam on behalf of Muslim communities across the United States, hereby proclaim that we stand united against oppression, violence, or injustice towards any innocent human being.
We do acknowledge that violence in the name of Islam and other faiths is being perpetrated against innocent civilians, and we speak in one voice to take a stand towards condemning and denouncing such violence, oppression and injustice as contrary to the principles of Islam.
We recognize that Islamic teachings are being misused to justify violence against innocent people.
We recognize that Allah embodies peace (السلام), is most compassionate and most merciful.
We recognize that Allah’s peace, compassion and mercy are prominently declared in the Holy Scripture of the Quran.
We recall that in the Islamic tradition it is said that the Angels have so declared Peace, Compassion and Mercy to be Allah’s true nature.
We recognize that the Prophet Mohammad (صلى الله عليه وسلم) and all the Prophets ( عليهم السلام) (e.g. Abraham, Moses, Jesus etc.) have also clearly declared peace, compassion and mercy to be Allah’s (God's) true nature.
We recognize that Heaven is where peace, compassion and mercy most clearly reveal Allah’s true nature.
Therefore, we the undersigned do hereby pledge to live our lives in accordance with Allah’s peace, compassion and mercy, in our action and in our thought.
We the undersigned do hereby declare that, in our time and after, there should be no violence in the name of religion, and we pledge to live our lives in accordance with this declaration.
We the undersigned do hereby invite all Muslims and all people who support this sentiment to join us in this declaration of the people, of the renunciation of violence in the name of Religion, reflecting God’s peace, God’s compassion and God’s mercy.Would you consider signing the declaration?
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