قال تعالى: “وَلَوْ شَاءَ رَبُّكَ لَجَعَلَ النَّاسَ أُمَّةً وَاحِدَةً ۖ وَلَا يَزَالُونَ مُخْتَلِفِينَ” ~ سورة هود آية 118
“If thy Lord had so willed, He could have made mankind one people: but they will not cease to dispute” ~ Surat Hudd verse 118
Imagine more than 7 billion* faces, hands, legs, hearts beating with yours right now – this is the meaning of the human race.
Visualise the loving mothers, dedicated fathers, innocent children, remorseful grandparents, excited teenagers and ambitious young adults. They all have the same human features, and a beating heart.
Now remember the differences: Asian, African, European, American, Latin, Arab, Muslim, Christian, Jewish, Buddhist, Atheist, Spiritual…and so on.
Did reading those differences change the facts above? Have the words replaced themselves after hearing you read the differences?
So why should you categorise?
“We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools” ~ Martin Luther King Jr.
If one difference can make you forget the pure elements we share; the air, the water, the heart beats, the irreplaceablity of life, the purity of a child’s laughter – then please question how are you human?
I write this with a heavy heart, a saddened soul, even though the rays of the sun outside are trying to comfort my human fragility.
How can a group pretend to be of a certain religion, and then burn someone alive – ignoring his eyes that longed to see his family again and listen to the pure calls of prayers in his country – the same prayers they share.
How can a group think their tribe is better than the other and kill thousands of people in Rwanda.
How can a man wear an explosive belt, thinking this is the purest form of his devotion to his god, and kill innocent others, forgetting their beating hearts that mostly were at rhythm with his minutes before the explosion.
How can one man lead people to think they are superior, and decide the fates of children, women and men because of a category he decided to be legitimate enough for them to die.
There is no category for hate, it is just inhuman and unearthly – because even animals live in harmony.
* according to http://www.worldometers.info/world-population/