WORLDWIDE MINISTRIES OF ISLAM


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OUR MISSION:
TO BRING TOGETHER UNDER THE GOLDEN RULE ALL PEOPLES AND ALL RELIGIONS OF THE WORLD UNDER THE WORDS OF THE GOLDEN RULE
AND AS PARTICULARLY EXPRESSED BY THE PROPHET MOHAMMAD
AND JESUS CHRIST
AND THE TEXTS OF THE HINDU
AND THE BUDDAH
AND OF ALL THE CHILDREN OF ABRAHAM

THE GOLDEN RULE IS GOD'S RULE

TO OPPOSE THE GOLDEN RULE IS TO OPPOSE GOD AND TO ATTACK ALL RELIGION

MOSQUE OF THE GOLDEN RULE
OF THE PROPHET MOHAMMAD
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THE MISSION TO PROMOTE THE GOLDEN RULE IS THE MISSION OF
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OUR PEACEFUL MISSION TO SPREAD
THE WORDS OF PEACE OF THE PROPHET MOHAMAD
PEACE BE UPON HIS NAME

Islamic Text on the Golden Rule:
The Quran:
“Serve God, and join not any partners with Him; and do good- to parents, kinsfolk, orphans, those in need, neighbors who are near, neighbors who are strangers, the companion by your side, the wayfarer (ye meet), and what your right hands possess [the slave]: For God loveth not the arrogant, the vainglorious” (Q:4:36)

(In fact the Quran goes beyond saying the Golden Rule by stating in more than four places that “Return evil with Kindness.” (13:22, 23:96, 41:34, 28:54, 42:40))

Prophet Muhammad (pbuh):
“None of you have faith until you love for your neighbor what you love for yourself” (Sahih
Muslim)

“Whoever wishes to be delivered from the fire and to enter Paradise”¦should treat the people as he wishes to be treated.” (Sahih Muslim)

“None of you truly believes until he wishes for his brother what he wishes for himself”(Forty Hadith-Nawawi)

“None of you is a believer if he eats his full while his neighbour hasn’t anything.” (Musnad)

“Do unto all men as you would wish to have done unto you; and reject for others what you would reject for yourselves.” (Abu Dawud)

“Hurt no one so that no one may hurt you.” (Farewell Sermon)

“There should be neither harming nor reciprocating harm.” (Ibn- Majah)



The Golden Rule is implicitly expressed in some verses of the Quran, and is explicitly declared in the sayings of Muhammad. A common transliteration is: ِAheb li akheek ma tuhibu li nafsik. This can be translated as "Wish for your brother, what you wish for yourself" or "Love your brother as you love yourself".

From the Quran: the first verse recommends the positive form of the rule, and the subsequent verses condemn not abiding the negative form of the Golden Rule:

"...and you should forgive And overlook: Do you not like God to forgive you? And Allah is The Merciful Forgiving."

— Quran (Surah 24, "The Light", v. 22)

"Woe to those... who, when they have to receive by measure from men, they demand exact full measure, but when they have to give by measure or weight to men, give less than due"

— Quran (Surah 83, "The Dealers in Fraud", vv. 1–4)

"...orphans and the needy, give them something and speak kindly to them. And those who are concerned about the welfare of their own children after their death, should have fear of God [Treat other people's Orphans justly] and guide them properly."

— Quran (Surah 4, "The Women", vv. 8-9)

"O you who believe! Spend [benevolently] of the good things that you have earned... and do not even think of spending [in alms] worthless things that you yourselves would be reluctant to accept."

— Quran (Surah 2, "The Calf", v. 267)

From the hadith, the collected oral and written accounts of Muhammad and his teachings during his lifetime:

A Bedouin came to the prophet, grabbed the stirrup of his camel and said: O the messenger of God! Teach me something to go to heaven with it. Prophet said: "As you would have people do to you, do to them; and what you dislike to be done to you, don't do to them. Now let the stirrup go! [This maxim is enough for you; go and act in accordance with it!]"

— Kitab al-Kafi, vol. 2, p. 146

"None of you [truly] believes until he wishes for his brother what he wishes for himself."

— An-Nawawi's Forty Hadith 13 (p. 56)[33]

"Seek for mankind that of which you are desirous for yourself, that you may be a believer."

— Sukhanan-i-Muhammad (Teheran, 1938)[34]

"That which you want for yourself, seek for mankind."[34]

"The most righteous person is the one who consents for other people what he consents for himself, and who dislikes for them what he dislikes for himself."[34]

Ali ibn Abi Talib (4th Caliph in Sunni Islam, and first Imam in Shia Islam) says:

"O' my child, make yourself the measure (for dealings) between you and others. Thus, you should desire for others what you desire for yourself and hate for others what you hate for yourself. Do not oppress as you do not like to be oppressed. Do good to others as you would like good to be done to you. Regard bad for yourself whatever you regard bad for others. Accept that (treatment) from others which you would like others to accept from you... Do not say to others what you do not like to be said to you."

Nahjul Balaghah, Letter 31 [35]

Anas related that Muhammad said: "None of you is truly a Muslim until he loves for his brother what he loves for himself". (Reported in Sahih Muslim and Sahih Bukhari).

Whoever wishes to be delivered from the fire and to enter paradise should treat other people as they wish to be treated themselves. (reported by Sahih Muslim).

Do unto all men as you would wish to have done unto you; and reject for others what you would reject for yourself. (Reported by Abu Dawud)

 

This principle was stated several times by Prophet Muhammad: 

Anas ibn Malik (may Allah be pleased with him) reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said:

لَايُؤْمِنُأَحَدُكُمْحَتَّىيُحِبَّلِأَخِيهِأَوْقَالَلِجَارِهِمَايُحِبُّلِنَفْسِهِ

“None of you has faith until he loves for his brother or his neighbor what he loves for himself.” [Sahih Muslim, Book 1, Number 72]

An-Nawawi comments on this tradition, saying:

 الأولىأنيحملذلكعلىعمومالأخوةحتىيشملالكافروالمسلمفيحبلأخيهالكافرمايحبلنفسهمندخولهفيالإسلامكمايحبلأخيهالمسلمدوامهعلىالإسلامولهذاكانالدعاءبالهدايةللكافرمستحباوالمرادبالمحبةإرادةالخيروالمنفعةثمالمرادالمحبةالدينيةلاالمحبةالبشرية

“It is better to interpret this as brotherhood in general, such that it includes the disbeliever and the Muslim. So he should love for his brother, the disbeliever, what he loves for himself which is his entering Islam, just as he should love for his brother Muslim that he remains in Islam. For this reason, it is recommended to supplicate for the disbeliever to be guided. The meaning of love here is an intention for good and benefit, and this meaning is religious love, not human love.” [Sharh Arba’een An-Nawawi, Hadith Number 13]

Peace and blessings be upon him:

وَالَّذِينَفْسِيبِيَدِهِلَايُؤْمِنُعَبْدٌحَتَّىيُحِبَّلِأَخِيهِمَايُحِبُّلِنَفْسِهِمِنْالْخَيْرِ

“By Him in whose Hand is my soul, a servant does not believe until he loves for his brother what he loves for himself of goodness.”[Musnad Ahmad, Number 12734, Sahih]

Peace and blessings be upon him:

لَايُؤْمِنُأَحَدُكُمْحَتَّىيُحِبَّلِلنَّاسِمَايُحِبُّلِنَفْسِهِوَحَتَّىيُحِبَّالْمَرْءَلَايُحِبُّهُإِلَّالِلَّهِعَزَّوَجَلَّ

“None of you has faith until he loves for the people what he loves for himself; and until he loves a person only for the sake of Allah the Exalted.”[Musnad Ahmad, Number 13463, Sahih]

Peace and blessings be upon him:

لايَبْلُغُعَبْدٌحَقِيقَةَالإِيمَانِحَتَّىيُحِبَّلِلنَّاسِمَايُحِبُّلِنَفْسِهِمِنَالْخَيْرِ

“The servant does not reach the reality of faith until he loves for the people what he loves for himself of goodness.”[Sahih Ibn Hibban, Book of Faith, Number 238, Sahih]

Peace and blessings be upon him:

لَايَجِدُأَحَدٌحَلَاوَةَالْإِيمَانِحَتَّىيُحِبَّالْمَرْءَلَايُحِبُّهُإِلَّالِلَّهِ

“None of you will find the sweetness of faith until he loves a person only for the sake of Allah.”[Sahih Bukhari, Book 73, Number 67]

Abdullah ibn Amr (may Allah be pleased with him) reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said:

مَنْأَحَبَّأَنْيُزَحْزَحَعَنْالنَّارِوَيَدْخُلَالْجَنَّةَفَلْتُدْرِكْهُمَنِيَّتُهُوَهُوَيُؤْمِنُبِاللَّهِوَالْيَوْمِالْآخِرِوَيَأْتِيإِلَىالنَّاسِمَايُحِبُّأَنْيُؤْتَىإِلَيْهِ

“Whoever would love to be delivered from the Hellfire and entered into Paradise, then let him die with faith in Allah and the Last Day, and let him treat the people the way he would love to be treated.”[Musnad Ahmad, Number 6768, Sahih]

Peace and blessings be upon him:

مَنْسَرَّهُأَنْيُزَحْزَحَعَنِالنَّارِوَيَدْخُلَالْجَنَّةَفَلْتَأْتِهِمَنِيَّتُهُوَهُوَيَشْهَدُأَنْلاإِلَهَإِلااللَّهُوَأَنَّمُحَمَّدًاعَبْدُهُوَرَسُولُهُوَيَأْتِيإِلَىالنَّاسِمَايُحِبُّأَنْيُؤْتَىإِلَيْهِ

“Whoever would be delighted to be delivered from the Hellfire and entered into Paradise, then let him die while he witnesses that there is no God but Allah and that Muhammad is His servant and His messenger; and he treats people the way he loves to be treated.”[At-Tabarani, Al-Ma’jam Al-Awsat, Number 4881, Hasan]

Abu Huraira (may Allah be pleased with him) reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said:

لَاتَدْخُلُونَالْجَنَّةَحَتَّىتُؤْمِنُواوَلَاتُؤْمِنُواحَتَّىتَحَابُّواأَوَلَاأَدُلُّكُمْعَلَىشَيْءٍإِذَافَعَلْتُمُوهُتَحَابَبْتُمْأَفْشُواالسَّلَامَبَيْنَكُمْ

“You will not enter Paradise until you believe and you will not believe until you love each other. Shall I show you something that, if you did, you would love each other? Spread peace between yourselves.”  [Sahih Muslim, Book 1, Number 96]

Peace and blessings be upon him:

وَالَّذِينَفْسِيبِيَدِهِلاتَدْخُلُواالْجَنَّةَحَتَّىتُسْلِمُواوَلاتُسْلِمُواحَتَّىتَحَابُّوا  وَأَفْشُواالسَّلامَتَحَابُّواوَإِيَّاكُمْوَالْبُغْضَةَفَإِنَّهَاهِيَالْحَالِقَةُلاأَقُولُلَكُمْتَحْلِقُالشَّعْرَوَلَكِنْتَحْلِقُالدِّينَ

“By the one in whose hand is my soul, you will not enter Paradise until you submit, and you will not submit until you love one another; greet each other with peace and you will love one another; and beware of hatred, for it is the razor; I do not say it shaves hair, but it shaves away the religion.”

[Al-Bukhari, Al-Adab Al-Mufrad, Number 260, Hasan]

Peace and blessings be upon him:

وَأَحْسِنْإِلَىجَارِكَتَكُنْمُؤْمِنًاوَأَحِبَّلِلنَّاسِمَاتُحِبُّلِنَفْسِكَتَكُنْمُسْلِمًا

“Be kind to your neighbor and you will be a believer; love for the people what you love for yourself and you will be a Muslim.”[Sunan At-Tirmidhi, Book of Asceticism, Number 2305, Sahih]

Peace and blessings be upon him:

وَأَحِبَّلِلنَّاسِمَاتُحِبُّلِنَفْسِكَتَكُنْمُؤْمِنًاوَأَحْسِنْجِوَارَمَنْجَاوَرَكَتَكُنْمُسْلِمًا

“Love for the people what you love for yourself and you will be a believer; behave well with your neighbors and you will be a Muslim.”[Sunan Ibn Majah, Book of Asceticism, Number 4217, Sahih]

Peace and blessings be upon him:

وَأَحِبَّلِلْمُسْلِمِينَالْمُؤْمِنِينَمَاتُحِبُّلِنَفْسِكَوَأَهْلِبَيْتِكَوَاكْرَهْلَهُمْمَاتَكْرَهُلِنَفْسِكَوَأَهْلِبَيْتِكَتَكُنْمُؤْمِنًاوَجَاوِرْمَنْجَاوَرْتَمِنَالنَّاسِبِإِحْسَانٍتَكُنْمُسْلِمًا

“Love for the Muslims, the believers, and the people of your house what you love for yourself; and hate for them and the people of your house what you hate for yourself, and then you will be a believer; be a good neighbor to whomever will be your neighbor among the people and you will be a Muslim.”

[Al-Bayhaqi, Shu’b Al-Iman, Number 10369, Sahih]

Abu Muntafiq (may Allah be pleased with him) reported: He said, “O Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings be upon him), teach me what will save me from Allah’s punishment and enter me into Paradise.” The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said:

اعْبُدِاللَّهَوَلاتُشْرِكْبِهِشَيْئًاوَأَقِمِالصَّلاةَالْمَكْتُوبَةَوَأَدِّالزَّكَاةَالْمَفْرُوضَةَوَحُجَّوَاعْتَمِرْوَأَظُنُّهُقَالَوَصُمْرَمَضَانَوَانْظُرْمَاتُحِبُّلِلنَّاسِأَنْيَأْتُوهُإِلَيْكَفَافْعَلْهُبِهِمْوَمَاتَكْرَهُأَنْيَأْتُوهُإِلَيْكَفَذَرْهُمْمِنْهُ

“Worship Allah and do not associate anything with Him; establish the prescribed prayers; give the obligatory charity; (and I think he said) fast the month of Ramadan; and however you love for the people to treat you, then treat them that way; and however you hate for the people to treat you, then do not treat them that way.”[At-Tabarani, Al-Ma’jam Al-Kabeer, Number 15833, Sahih]

Khalid ibn Abdullah Al-Qasri (may Allah be pleased with him) reported: He was giving a sermon upon the pulpit, saying that his father told him that his grandfather said: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said:

أَتُحِبُّالْجَنَّةَ

Do you love Paradise?

He said, “Yes.” The Holy Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) said:

فَأَحِبَّلِأَخِيكَمَاتُحِبُّلِنَفْسِكَ

“Then love for your brother what you love for yourself.”[Musnad Ahmad, Number 16219, Sahih]

Az-Zubair ibn Awwam (may Allah be pleased with him) reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said:

دَبَّإِلَيْكُمْدَاءُالْأُمَمِقَبْلَكُمْالْحَسَدُوَالْبَغْضَاءُهِيَالْحَالِقَةُلَاأَقُولُتَحْلِقُالشَّعَرَوَلَكِنْتَحْلِقُالدِّينَوَالَّذِينَفْسِيبِيَدِهِلَاتَدْخُلُواالْجَنَّةَحَتَّىتُؤْمِنُواوَلَاتُؤْمِنُواحَتَّىتَحَابُّواأَفَلَاأُنَبِّئُكُمْبِمَايُثَبِّتُذَاكُمْلَكُمْأَفْشُواالسَّلَامَبَيْنَكُمْ

“The diseases of the former peoples are creeping towards you, envy and hatred, and hatred is the razor; I do not say that it shaves hair, but rather it shaves the religion; and none of you has faith until he loves others; shall I tell you what will establish that for you? Spread peace between yourselves.”

[Sunan At-Tirmidhi, Book of Resurrection, Number 2510, Hasan]

Abu Al-Mughirah (may Allah be pleased with him) reported: He said, “O Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings be upon him), tell me about a deed that will bring me near Paradise and distance me from the Hellfire.” The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said:

تُقِيمُالصَّلَاةَوَتُؤْتِيالزَّكَاةَوَتَحُجُّالْبَيْتَوَتَصُومُرَمَضَانَوَتُحِبُّلِلنَّاسِمَاتُحِبُّأَنْيُؤْتَىإِلَيْكَوَتَكْرَهُلَهُمْمَاتَكْرَهُأَنْيُؤْتَىإِلَيْكَ

“Establish the prayer, give the charity, perform pilgrimage to the House, fast the month of Ramadan, and love for people what you would love for yourself, and hate for people what you would hate for yourself.”[Musnad Ahmad, Number 15453, Hasan]

Mu’adh (may Allah be pleased with him) reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said:

أَفْضَلُالْإِيمَانِأَنْتُحِبَّلِلَّهِوَتُبْغِضَفِياللَّهِوَتُعْمِلَلِسَانَكَفِيذِكْرِاللَّهِ

“The best faith is to love for the sake of Allah, to hate for the sake of Allah, and to work your tongue in the remembrance of Allah.”

Mu’adh (may Allah be pleased with him) said, “How is it, O Messenger of Allah?” He (peace and blessings be upon him) said:

وَأَنْتُحِبَّلِلنَّاسِمَاتُحِبُّلِنَفْسِكَوَتَكْرَهَلَهُمْمَاتَكْرَهُلِنَفْسِكَوَأَنْتَقُولَخَيْرًاأَوْتَصْمُتَ

“That you love for the people what you love for yourself, and you hate for the people what you hate for yourself, and that you speak goodness or remain silent.”[Musnad Ahmad, Number 21627, Hasan]

Ibn Rajab comments on these traditions, saying:

  قَالَبَعْضُالصَّالِحِينَمِنَالسَّلَفِأَهْلُالْمَحَبَّةِلِلَّهِنَظَرُوابِنُورِاللَّهِوَعَطَفُواعَلَىأَهْلِمَعَاصِياللَّهِمَقَتُواأَعْمَالَهُمْوَعَطَفُواعَلَيْهِمْلِيُزِيلُوهُمْبِالْمَوَاعِظِعَنْفِعَالِهِمْوَأَشْفَقُواعَلَىأَبْدَانِهِمْمِنَالنَّارِوَلَايَكُونُالْمُؤْمِنُمُؤْمِنًاحَقًّاحَتَّىيَرْضَىلِلنَّاسِمَايَرْضَاهُلِنَفْسِهِوَإِنْرَأَىفِيغَيْرِهِفَضِيلَةًفَاقَبِهَاعَلَيْهِفَتَمَنَّىلِنَفَسِهِمِثْلَهَافَإِنْكَانَتْتِلْكَالْفَضِيلَةُدِينِيَّةًكَانَحَسَنًا

“Some of the righteous predecessors said, “The people who love Allah look by the light of Allah, and they are compassionate with those who disobey Allah. They hate their actions but show mercy to them so that through their admonitions they might leave their actions. They are afraid that the Hellfire will consume their bodies. The believer will not truly be a believer until he is pleased for people to have what he is pleased for himself. If he sees in someone else some merit by which they excel him, then he wishes the like of it for himself. If that merit is related to the religion then it is good.”[Ibn Rajab, Jami’ Ulum wal-Hikam 13]


"None of you [truly] believes until he wishes for his brother what he wishes for himself."
Number 13 of Imam "Al-Nawawi's Forty Hadiths."


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