Can someone remind us how the Quran says “an injury to one is an injury to all”? Someone once told me how the Quran & how Jews express that essence of human solidarity but I don’t recall. It was similar between Muslims & Jews & beautifully poetic for both.
Replies: “The children of Adam are the members of one another,
since in their creation they are of one essence.
When the conditions of the time brings a member to pain,
the other members will suffer from discomfort.
You, who are indifferent to the misery of others,
it is not fitting that they should call you a human being.”
Perhaps Allah will put, between you and those to whom you have been enemies among them, affection. And Allah is competent, and Allah is Forgiving and Merciful.
Allah does not forbid you from those who do not fight you because of religion and do not expel you from your homes – from being righteous toward them and acting justly toward them. Indeed, Allah loves those who act justly.
Allah only forbids you from those who fight you because of religion and expel you from your homes and aid in your expulsion – [forbids] that you make allies of them. And whoever makes allies of them, then it is those who are the wrongdoers.
This quote states that a Muslim must fight against those who oppress or ethnically cleanse people.
Sorry Zionist allies.
A Muslim must not oppress people or give into hatred and dehumanisation – as tomorrow you might have peace even with your enemy.
Sorry Muslim extremists.
And a Muslim must never side with the oppressor.
On that account: We ordained for the Children of Israel that if any one slew a person – unless it be for murder or for spreading mischief in the land – it would be as if he slew the whole people: and if any one saved a life, it would be as if he saved the life of the whole people. Then although there came to them Our messengers with clear signs, yet, even after that, many of them continued to commit excesses in the land.
The Quan : chapter 5 verse 32. Translation by Abdullah Yusuf Ali
A Muslim must always use their voice to speak against oppression.
God sent Moses to campaign against Pharaoh even though Moses was disabled with a lump in his throat, causing him to stutter.
Pharaoh had burnt him as a child to prove that he wasn’t divine.
The same burnt child of the oppressed slaves was sent by God to stand against the tyrannical regime.
Moses asked God to send his brother Aaron to assist him, instead of refusing the fight or asking to be “cured”. They campaigned against Pharaoh together.
The Jewish way of saying ‘an injury to one is an injury to all’: