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O my brother,
Take my salutations and greetings at the beginning of the letter. I hope you are well by the grace of Almighty Allah. I want to say something to you. O, my dear brother.

You may know that our beloved Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) compared all the Muslim Ummah with one human body and he further said: ‘Every Muslim is a brother of one another, no one harms anyone or is harmed by another.’ (Bukhari). I want to tell you that Islam, the religion of peace and human brotherhood, seeks to establish a relationship of peace instead of global war by launching a brotherhood of faith where there will be no unrest, violence, fights, or quarrels. Al-Qur’an describes a Muslim as a friend of another Muslim by saying that ‘believing men and believing women are friends of each other, they enjoin good deeds, forbid evil deeds and establish prayers and pay zakat. Above all, obey Allah and His Messenger (pbuh) ‘God will have mercy on them soon. Verily, Allah is All-Mighty, All-Wise.’

The main goal of Islam is to provide security and peace to the entire universe. In the Qur’an, Allah says, ‘Believers are brothers to one another; So make peace between your brothers and fear Allah that you may be favored. ‘(Surah 49 Hujurat, verse: 10).

Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) has worked all his life to establish peace for humanity. Islam has always believed in peaceful coexistence, so Islam never supports any pointless conflict.

In the hadith, Hazrat Abu Hurairah (R.A.) narrates, Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) said: Muslims are the brothers of Muslims. So do not envy one another, do not be jealous, do not follow anyone; And you become slaves of one God and become brothers of one another. ‘(Bukhari: 5636).

The great philosophy of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) is forgiveness, kindness, affection, love, non-violence, friendship, peace, patience, tolerance, generosity, empathy, and compassion. And this is the religion of Islam. In a hadith: ‘The Prophet (pbuh)) said, “Whoever testifies that there is no God but Allah and follows our qiblah, prays like us and eats our slaughtered; But he is a Muslim, for him, that is what is for a Muslim and against him is also that which is against a Muslim. ‘(Bukhari).

O believing brother, listen to me; Islam wants peace, love, and harmony to be established in the world. For this, we have to look for alternatives to war, and conflict must be resolved through peaceful means instead of war wherever there is conflict. Allah Almighty says, ‘Resist evil with that which is good; I know for sure what they define. ‘(Surah 23, Muminun, verse: 96).

The warring parties need to be resolved in the best possible way. It is clear from this verse that Islam does not like any act contrary to peace and harmony and does not accept any extremism to remove them. There is no denying that all the provisions of Islamic Sharia are peaceful and beneficial for mankind.

O my brother, another living proof of the pacifism of the Holy Prophet Mohammad (pbuh) is to enter into a treaty without engaging in war with the adversary. Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) made the treaty of Hudaybiyah to establish peace. In addition, he has been bound by many other treaties. Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) has worked all his life to establish this peace for mankind. Islam has always believed in peaceful coexistence, so Islam never supports any pointless conflict.

Sincerely,
Your Muslim brother
Md. Mekail Ahmed(Researcher and Article writer, Student, ICMAB)

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