Unity on this eve of Ashura

To the valued non-Shia members of Buzz Ideazz,

Salaam Alaikum

Every time we have some posts on a Shia-oriented topic, there will inevitably be some people who ‘unlike’ the (facebook) page. This saddens me deeply, not because of the decrease in likes, but because it is just another symptom of a puzzling rift that is growing unfortunately.

I have been pondering on this for a while but have been unable to articulate how i felt about it, and then came across this post today which summarised it perfectly.

“The very fact the Muslims are not tolerant of each other. It’s a shame we have to talk about tolerance, tolerance is the lowest expectation of humanity. What we should be talking about is appreciation of the other, not about acceptance and tolerance. Appreciation of the other is divinity and godliness – the way Allah appreciated the Christians and the Jews in the Quran. Read Surah Baqarah, Surah al Imran, Surah Nisa, you will find Allah full of appreciation of the people of the book.

Sheikh Arif”

I, and most of the people I know, are part of groups from the Ahle-Sunnah and learn so much from these groups. So as we enter the day of Ashura, a day for reflection and change and truth and justice, I want to take a minute to appreciate you and your presence, and look forward to learning and growing with you, Inshallah! It would especially be great to get your ideas on the next topic of inspiring our children to love Salaah which is coming up soon 🙂

Would love to hear anyone’s thoughts on this?

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