Allah reveals in the Qur’an that Muslims must always espouse love, justice, peace and friendship. As our Lord reveals in the verse “those who give in times of both ease and hardship, those who control their rage and pardon other people – Allah loves the good-doers –“ (Surah Al ‘Imran, 134) Muslims behave with forgiveness, affection, compassion and justice, not with anger.
Excerpt from Mr. Adnan Oktar's Live Interview on A9 TV dated September 12th, 2011
This applies to relations between communities as well as individuals. What Muslims must do, even in the event of injustices, disagreements or tensions, is always to be fair and affectionate. Even during war, Muslims possess the moral virtues to feed their prisoners before themselves.
Allah reveals in one verse:
You who believe! Show integrity for the sake of Allah, bearing witness with justice. Do not let hatred for a people incite you into not being just. Be just. That is closer to taqwa. Have taqwa of Allah. Allah is aware of what you do. (Surat al-Ma’ida, 8)
It is essential to love and fear Allah in order to be just. Muslims, who know that Allah loves justice, are protective towards people because of their profound love of Him. Muslims are able to forego their own rights, even when they are in the right, and are forgiving under all circumstances. Bearing grudges and being filled with hatred is a vice that no Muslim can harbor.
When it comes to relations between two communities, the important thing is to be on the side of peace. The best thing is to be open to reconciliation and forgiving. It is important to set aside past conflicts, injustices and wrongs and to develop a climate based on love, peace and friendship. Those who revolve around anger and hatred, instead of peace and friendship, can never find a friendly country. Because there have been disagreements and disputes, either great or small, between all societies. It is impossible to establish good relations with any country if one acts in the light of these. If one adopted such a false logic, then neither the USA, Russia, Italy, Great Britain or France could be regarded as friends. There is a reason for each one to be treated with hostility. And in such a climate of hatred and enmity, those who incite such hatred will always lead troubled and painful lives.
Excerpt from Mr. Adnan Oktar's Live Interview on Kocaeli TV and Aba TV dated December 4th, 2010
The important thing is to emphasize love, compassion and forgiveness, rather than keeping these disagreements in the forefront of one’s mind, and to establish a climate in which all can live in peace and beauty. And that is only possible if people exhibit patience and moral virtue and live by love and fear of Allah and the moral virtues of the Qur’an.
In the event of oppression of any kind, one cannot hold an entire nation responsible for that without discrimination. It is only those who persecute Muslims who must be held responsible for that persecution in the Sight of Allah, and these people must receive the punishment deemed appropriate by the law. For instance, it is incompatible with the Qur’an, and also with logic and reason, to hold all Americans responsible for persecution carried out by one, or to declare that all Jews are monsters because of the crimes of one Israeli. Little children, immaculate young girls, mothers and the elderly are obviously not to be held responsible for what a few mindless people do under the influence of Darwinist and materialist ideology. It is only those who perpetrate oppression who are responsible for it.
Excerpt from Mr. Adnan Oktar's Live Interview on A9 TV dated October 7th, 2011
Our Prophet (saas) has imparted the glad tidings that war and conflict will come to an end in the End Times, through the Prophet Jesus (pbuh) and Hazrat Mahdi (pbuh), that weapons will be abolished and that the wolf will live peacefully side by side with the lamb. In these days, the eve of these tidings being made a reality, all Muslims have a responsibility to describe the beauties of Islam with patience and kind words, using gentle language and setting out scholarly and scientific proofs; they must strive to eliminate all disagreements between people by encouraging love and work with all their might for the establishment of brotherhood and friendship. Allah will bestow great success on those who strive sincerely, insha’Allah. By the leave of Allah, this excellent effort will receive the most excellent reward in the time of the Prophet Jesus (pbuh) and Hazrat Mahdi (pbuh), and the world will be a lovely place of peace and friendship, the like of which has never been seen before.