“Hate no one…”

Salaam and Greetings of Peace:

“Hate no one, no matter how much they’ve wronged you. Live humbly, no matter how wealthy you become. Think positively, no matter how hard life is. Give much, even if you’ve been given little. Keep in touch with the ones who have forgotten you, and forgive who has wronged you, and do not stop praying for the best for those you love.”

– Ali bin Abi Talib (RA)

Ya Haqq!

9 Responses to “Hate no one…”

  1. Josef Sefton says:

    These very powerful and God-honouring words written by Ali bin Abi Talib are totally in accord with the teachings in the Holy Bible!

    Leviticus 19:17
    “You shall not hate your brother in your heart, but you shall reason frankly with your neighbor, lest you incur sin because of him.
    In Proverbs 10:12
    Hatred stirs up strife, but love covers all offenses.

    Proverbs 15:1
    A soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.

    Friends, God forbids us to hate our neighbour! Hatred stirs up strife and we so ought to deligently resist it in our internal speech, vocal speech and deeds,in order not to incur sin because of our neighbour.

    Additionally, motivated by love for God and our fellow man we ought to instead reason frankly, patiently and self-controlled with our neighbour!

    Proverbs 8:13
    The fear (reverence) of the Lord (God) is hatred of evil. Pride and arrogance and the way of evil and perverted speech I hate.

    As we are blessed by Almighty God to revence His holy, compassionate name He will bless us with a hatred of evil and we will become aware that we are beginning to hate more consistently pride, arrogance, the way of evil and perverted speech!

    1 John 4:20
    If anyone says, “I love God,” and hates his brother, he is a liar; for he who does not love his brother whom he has seen cannot love God whom he has not seen.

    1 John 3:15
    Everyone who hates his brother is a murderer, and you know that no murderer has eternal life abiding in him.

  2. Josef Sefton says:

    Surely when we trust and obey Him wholeheartedly, God’s goodness and love will follow us all the days of our life and we will dwell in the house of the LORD forever.

    Friends, may holy God guide us in 2012 along the right paths for His name’s sake!

    David testified in Psalm 23 that the Creator was His shepherd and because of this he lacked nothing- truly that’s security. He testified also that His good, merciful Shepherd brought calm, stillness and peace into his life refreshing and restoring his soul.

    David testified very boldly that the Creator was with him and that he derived tremendous comfort from this fact.

    Friends, even though we might find ourselves ensnared in a dark valley like depression, for a short or long duration, we need not fear, for even there Almighty God is faithful and consoles and comforts us.

    Friends, our mighty God even prepares a table before us in the presence of our enemies. His living, reconciling, healing Word is on this table for us to eat and to redistribute. O sing a song of praise unto Your Maker, for He is good and His mercy endures for ever. Surely as God annoints us with His holy Spirit our cup of blessings will overflow to His glory.

  3. Naushad Somji says:

    In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

    Our Creator is Al-Rahmân (the Most Gracious) and Al-Rahîm (the Most Merciful). Both the names al-Rahmân and al-Rahîm are derived from the Arabic word rahmah, meaning mercy.

    Allah says: “Verily my mercy supercedes my punishment.” …(Hadith of Bukhari)

    Allah’s Messenger RasulAllah (peace be upon him) said:

    “Allah’s mercy has one hundred shares, only one of which He sent down to be shared by human beings, jinn, and all forms of animals. With this share of mercy, they are able to show affection and mercy to one another, and with it, a wild beast is able to show affection to its young. Allah has reserved the other ninety-nine shares for His servants on the Day of Resurrection.”

    This shows just how great His mercy is and how it comes before his anger.

    This is why a person should never despair of Allah’s mercy, no matter how great his sins may be. Allah says:

    “Say: O my servants who have transgressed against their souls! Despair not of Allah’s mercy, for Allah forgives all sins, and he is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.” ….. (Holy Quran, Sûrah al-Zumar: 53)

    “Tell my servants that I am indeed Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful and that my punishment is indeed painful.” ….. (Holy Quran, Sûrah al-Hijr:49-50)

    We should always be connected with our Creator through the act of worship which is 24/ 7. On of the name of our Creator Allah is Al-Rahmân which implies all of the qualities of His generosity, kindness, and beneficence towards his creation.

  4. Irving says:

    Thank you, Joseph and Naushad, for your wise words and always compelling comments :) It is an honor to have you as readers of this blog.

    Ya Haqq!

  5. Thank you, Irving. I hope it is ok that I copied it into my blog. What a beautiful message for all humanity!

  6. Irving says:

    Of course, Dear Mercy, the more such a message of love and peace is spread, the better off we all are :)

    Ya Haqq!

  7. Naushad Somji says:

    Prophet Isa (as) or Jesus Christ said:

    “But I tell you who hear me: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you” ……. (Holy Bible, Luke 6:27-28)


    Mother Teresa ‘s Poem:

    People are often unreasonable, illogical and self centered; Forgive them anyway.

    If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives;
    Be kind anyway.

    If you are successful, you will win some false friends and some true enemies; Succeed anyway.

    If you are honest and frank, people may cheat you; Be honest and frank anyway.

    What you spend years building, someone could destroy overnight; Build anyway.

    If you find serenity and happiness, they may be jealous;
    Be happy anyway.

    The good you do today, people will often forget tomorrow;
    Do good anyway.

    Give the world the best you have, and it may never be enough;
    Give the world the best you’ve got anyway.

    You see, in the final analysis, it is between you and your God;
    It was never between you and them anyway.


    Nonviolence is the natural outgrowth of the law of forgiveness and love.

    “One should forgive, under any injury,” says the Mahabharata. “It hath been said that the continuation of species is due to man’s being forgiving. Forgiveness is holiness; by forgiveness the universe is held together. Forgiveness is the might of the mighty; forgiveness is sacrifice; forgiveness is quiet of mind. Forgiveness and gentleness are the qualities of the self-possessed. They represent eternal virtue.”

  8. Josef Sefton says:

    God holds the universe together by His spoken, gracious, loving, all-powerful, all-wise word. Certainly His gift of forgiveness ought to be daily acknowledged as having a very important role in edifying and ennobling our lives!

    The continuation of human beings is due to God being phenomenally longsuffering, merciful and forgiving!

    Friends, nonviolence will increase as we trust and obey holy God more diligently. May God richly bless you!

  9. JA McCracken says:

    Eloquent words of Imam Ali (as) Do you have a reference?

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