Peace begins with a smile. – Mother Teresa
A smile is charity. The Prophet Muhammad
Peace may sound simple – one beautiful word – but it requires everything we have, every quality, every strength, every dream, every high ideal.
– Yehudi Menuhin (1916-1999)
“Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.” — Rumi
When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace. Jimi Hendrix
Allah forbiddeth you not those who warred not against you on account of religion and drove you not out from your homes, that ye should show them kindness and deal justly with them. Lo! Allah loveth the just dealers. Allah forbiddeth you only those who warred against you on account of religion and have driven you out from your homes and helped to drive you out, that ye make friends of them. Whosoever maketh friends of them – (All) such are wrong-doers. (60:8-9)
“Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without.”
― Gautama Buddha
“To wage war within oneself is Islam; the real fight is an inner one. To dispel evil qualities, evil thoughts, and the differences that lead to separations is Islam. To wage war upon jealousy, envy, and vengeance is Islam. To cut out and discard the qualities of Satan and to fill ourselves with the qualities of Allah is Islam. To show a heart full of love to our brothers and sisters is the wealth of Islam. ”
M. R. Bawa Muhaiyaddeen, Islam & World Peace: Explanations of a Sufi
“World peace must develop from inner peace. Peace is not just mere absence of violence. Peace is, I think, the manifestation of human compassion.”
― Dalai Lama XIV
“For a day, just for one day,
Talk about that which disturbs no one
And bring some peace into your
― حافظ, The Subject Tonight Is Love: 60 Wild and Sweet Poems of Hafiz
“The practice of forgiveness is our most important contribution to the healing of the world.”
― Marianne Williamson
Forgive him who wrongs you;
join him who cuts you off;
do good to him who does evil to you;
and speak the truth
even if it be against yourself.
(inscribed on the Prophet’s sword)
― Kurt Cobain
Abu Hurairah (RA) reported The Messenger (SAW) said, “He who strives to serve a widow and a poor person is like the one who strives in Allah’s way.” He also reported that when a man complained to the Messenger of being hardhearted he said, “Show affection to the orphans and feed the poor.” (Hakim)
We place our hand upon our heart when we speak his most beautiful name, Muhammad, because he is the true human heart—the essence of our own mystical heart, hidden far behind the heart of life throbbing within the human breast. He is not in the desert of Arabia, but in the heart. Love him and you will love all persons abundantly. Fail to love him, and you will fail to love anyone truly. Love him who is the perfection of human love, and you will overflow with love for Allah, Who is the Source of love. Disappear with ecstatic love into the Prophet of Allah, and you will disappear into Allah in mystic union …
– Atom from the Sun of Knowledge, by Shaykh Nur al-Jerrahi, may his secret be sanctified.
Bismillah ir-Rahman ir-Rahim
” Beyond the value of Bamba’s life and teachings for specific ethnic
groups, he is a reminder of the adaptability and universality of the
religion to different cultures and peoples through its inner tradition…
Further study into the contribution Bamba made in the cultural and
spiritual revival of his people will demonstrate the significance his
universal message and nonviolent struggle has for attaining peace in
the world today.”
— Michelle R. Kimball
All who have faith in God
are striving and searching for the same thing.
Therefore, we must have no divisions of race,
religion, or caste, for wherever there are separations,
we can never see God.
Only in the place where no divisions exist can one see God.
These divisions keep us apart from His qualities,
from His grace, from His treasure, from His justice,
from His knowledge, and from His truth and peace.
They separate us from God.
Those who have such differences within will never find peace.
Muhammad Raheem Bawa Muhaiyaddeen (Ral.)
Islam and World Peace, Explanations of a Sufi- pg. 54