How Ashura Nurtures Noble Human Values

Common Values and Responsibilities

Human brothers and sisters share noble values and morals such as faithfulness, justice, freedom, security, equality, honor, and respect.

All, therefore, shoulder common responsibilities to maintain and promote these shared values. All members of the human family should work for the common interest of humanity.

Every individual and community should defend justice, freedom, security, etc. No member is allowed to deny others their legitimate human rights.

The whole world will live in peace and security when values of human brotherhood and sisterhood prevail.

Brothers and sisters could peacefully live together and lead a happy, secure life. This common objective is attainable and should be achieved for the public interest of all people of the world.

Cooperation in Goodness

People with various cultures and faiths should cooperate in goodness. Muslims are Islamically asked to cooperate with all communities in order to promote goodness and encounter vices and evils. Allah says in the Quran,

{Help you one another unto goodness and righteousness. Help not one another unto sin and transgression} (Al-Ma’ida 5:2)

Human brothers and sisters should be concerned about the wellbeing of each other. They should cooperate in advancing causes of justice, freedom, equality, and security. The Qur’an calls on all faith communities to cooperate in maintaining noble beliefs and values, saying,

{Say: O People of the Scripture. Come to an agreement between us and you: that we shall worship none but Allah, and that we shall ascribe no partners unto Him, and that none of us shall take others for lords beside Allah} (Al-Imran 3: 64)

In conclusion, I would like to emphasize that Ashura is a real opportunity for people of various cultures and faiths to maintain the true values of human brotherhood and sisterhood.

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