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I Am A Muslim: Final Words From Shaykh Taha Jabir al-Alwani...

Sheikh Taha Jabir al-Alwani

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Zainab Alwani Dr. Zainab Alwani is an Assistant Professor of Islamic Studies at the Howard University School of Divinity. She is an Islamic scholar, researcher, and community activist. In addition to being the first… [more]


Earlier this month, we mourned the passing of a pioneer in the Muslim community, Shaykh Taha Jabir Al-Alwani. At the 2016 Pearls of the Qur'an conference, Dr. Zainab Alwani shared her father's legacy in the scholarship of Qur'anic studies. She told the story of how just days before his death, Shaykh Taha wrote these words, "I Am A Muslim", which she graciously shared with the audience (original Arabic is included below):

I Am A Muslim

I sanctify Justice, glorify freedom, honour the human being, demonstrate gentleness with the weak, and remind the powerful of the One more powerful than them.

I advise the rich to fulfill the rights of the poor in wealth, and remind the poor that rich people were entrusted by God in His wealth to fulfill the rights of the poor.

I love goodness, call to excellence, reject evil, reject violence, love gentleness, cling to guidance, and protect the Truth.

I fight falsehood, forbid corruption, and want rectification as much as I am able to. I detest wars, love peace, love life, and seek to make it a beautiful one.

I fear death, but believe it is a bridge that must be crossed so that I arrive to the eternal abode from the temporal one. I hope for a beautiful end, and seek refuge in God from an ugly one.

I love Heaven, and hate the Fire. I love security, hate instability, and abhor hate. I am not shameless, vulgar, or destructive.

My lineage goes back to Adam and Eve. Adam is my father and Eve is my mother, and all people are my brothers and sisters. I do not have contempt for any of them, or betray any of them. Rather, I strive to guide them, light the path in front of them, take them by the hands to Heaven, and become an obstacle between them and falling into the Fire.

I love the Universe and belong to it. I love all my neighbours within it: the trees, rocks, plants, animals, mountains, and seas. God - glory be to Him - created me from it, back to it will return me and from it will bring me out once again. So to it I belong, and to building it I call. Elevating Truth within it is my desire, spreading peace and security over it is my goal, and struggling with myself and others to achieve this is my means. To God I call to Whom is the ultimate return.

Peace is my goal, security is my demand, terrorism is my enemy, conflict is my adversary, and inner peace is my pursuit.

Do you recognize me?

Do you know anyone in this Earth who parallels this description?

I am a Muslim.

أنا مسلم


أ.د/ طھ جابر العلواني

أُقدِّس العدلَ، وأمجِّدُ الحریَّة، وأكرِّمُ الإنسانَ... وأرفق بالضعیف،
وأُذَكِّرُ القويَّ بالذي ھو أقوى منھ. أنصح الأغنیاء بأنّ یؤدوا حقوق
الفقراء في الأموال، وأدعو الفقراء أن یعرفوا أن أغنیاءَھم مستخلَفون
بمال لله فیھم. أحب الخیر، وأدعو إلى البرّ، وأرفض الشرَّ، وأرفض
العنف، وأحب الرفق، واتشبثُ بالھدى، وأصون الحق.
أحارب الباطل، وأنھي عن الفساد، وأرید الإصلاح ما استطعت،
أبغض الحروب، وأعشق السلام، أحب الحیاة، وأسعى لجعلھا حیاة
طیبة. أھاب الموت، لكنني أؤمن بأنَّھ جسر لابد أن أمشیھ؛ لأصلَ
من { إلى دار البقاء من دار الفناء، وأرجو حسن الخاتمة، واستعیذ با
سوئھا. أحب الجنة، وأبغض النار، أحب الأمن، وأبغض القلق،
وأكره الكراھیة، ولست بفاحش، ولا بسبَّاب، ولا بمھلك.
یمتد نسبي إلى آدم وحواء؛ فآدم أبي، وحواء أمي، وكل البشر
أخواني وأخواتي. لا أحقر أحدًا منھ، لا أسلمھ، ولا أخذلھ، بل أعمل
على ھدایتھ، وإنارة الطریق بین یدیھ، والأخذ بیدیھ إلى الجنَّة،
والحیلولة بینھ وبین السقوط في النار.
أحب الكون وأنتمي إلیھ، وأحب كل جیراني فیھ: من شجر، أو
حجر، أو نبات، أو حیوان، أو جبال، أو بحار.
ولله (جلَّ شأنّھ) منھا خلقني وفیھا یعیدوني ومنھا یخرجني تارة
أخرى، فإلیھا أنتمي، وبعمرانھا أنادي، وإعلاء الحق فیھا مطلبي،
وشمولھا بالسلام والأمان غایتي، ومجاھدة نفسي وغیري-لیعم السلام
ویسود الأمان-وسیلتي وغایتي، فإلیھ أدعو وإلیھ مآب.
السلام غایتي، والأمان مطلبي، والإرھاب عدوي، والصراع
خصم ي، والأمن والطمأنینة مطلبي.
فھل عرفتني؟
وھل تعرف لي على ھذه الأرض نظیرًا أو شبیھًا؟

أنا مسلم


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