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Muslims in HK are against any form of extremism or terrorism | 在香港的穆斯林都反对任何形式的极端主义和恐怖主义

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Dear People of Hong Kong,

We, the Muslims in Hong Kong, firstly greet you all with the Islāmic greeting of ‘Peace be upon you and your family’.

In light of recent articles published over this past week by SCMP and other media outlets regarding ‘potential ISIS and Muslim extremism threat in Hong Kong’, we felt the urgent need to write this letter of peace to you all. Through this letter, we duly hope to enlighten and portray the true teachings of Islām in relation to extremism, terrorism and corruption of any kind in any form of society. Moreover we aspire to exemplify how we are expected to abide in a multicultural society like Hong Kong’s.

To understand Islām’s stance on the issue of violence and the religion's ever going push towards peace and harmony in every society, one must refer to its original sources, the Qur’ān (the book of God Almighty) and the sayings of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him).

Not only has human life been made sacred in Islām but the property, wealth, family and dignity of all individuals in society are likewise to be respected and protected.

We present to you just some of these teachings here, bearing in mind these examples are just some of the gems:

  • Embodying a tolerant behaviour with people of other beliefs [Qur’ān 109:6];
  • Repelling evil with goodness to remove or diffuse hatred [Qur’ān 41:34];
  • Judging matters with justice whether it’s with one’s family or even enemies [Qur’ān 4:135];
  • Getting to know people of different backgrounds to eliminate despising [Qur’ān 49:13];
  • Killing one innocent life unjustly is equal to killing mankind entirely [Qur’ān 5:32];
  • Forcing anyone to change their beliefs is not permitted [Qur’ān 2:256];
  • Mocking or degrading other people’s beliefs is not encouraged [Qur’ān 49:11];
  • Making things easy for people and making people happy [Muhammad PBUH - Abu Dawud];
  • No mercy to people will mean no mercy from God Almighty [Muhammad PBUH - Bukhari];
  • Loving for others what you love for yourselves [Muhammad PBUH - Bukhari];
  • No person is better than another person except in righteousness.[Muhammad PBUH - Ahmed]

As mentioned these are just some of the many teachings of the beautiful religion of Islām. The Muslims in Hong Kong have lived side by side with their fellow Non-Muslims for the best part of the last 175 years, and we certainly desire nothing else but to continue this peaceful coexistence. We request everyone not to judge the religion by the actions of a few, rather judge it by its original scriptures and sources.  There are bad apples in every basket.

We, Muslims in Hong Kong, just like the people of Hong Kong want to continue to feel safe and understand we are in this together being against any form of violence whosoever commits it.

Warmest Regards

Muslims in Hong Kong

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回應傳媒所刊登之有關 “伊斯蘭國”在港的文章

致各位親愛的香港市民:

我們是香港的穆斯林(即信奉伊斯蘭教的信徒),請讓我們先以伊斯蘭教的方式向各位打招呼,“愿和平降臨到你和你的家人”。

對於在最近數星期內香港《南華早報》以及其他媒體所刊登之“潛在的伊斯蘭國份子及穆斯林極端主義對香港的威脅”的文章,或已令部分民眾感到不安,為使各位感到和平心安,我們感到實在有急切的需要去書寫這封信以撥亂反正。希望透過此信件,能夠加深大家對伊斯蘭教的認知及描述伊斯蘭教中對極端主義、恐怖主義及各種形式之社會腐敗的教義,展示各位正確的伊斯蘭教。我們並有志於以身作則,希望能繼續於香港這個文化匯聚的大都市中被接受。

若要明白伊斯蘭教其反對不當暴力甚至宣揚社會中每人均須和平共處之立場,必須從最根本的經典《古蘭經》及聖訓入手,《古蘭經》是全能的造物主向人類降示的經典,以教導我們是與非。聖人穆罕默德的言行紀錄,簡稱聖訓。

在伊斯蘭教中,不單只人類的生命非常神聖,社會上每一個個體的財富、資產、家庭和尊嚴都是被尊重及被保護的。請讓我們為各位展示伊斯蘭的部分教義,而這些教義只是伊斯蘭教中的冰山一角。

  • 你們有你們的宗教,我有我的宗教。《古蘭經 109:6》
  • 善惡不是一樣的。你應當以最優美的品行去對付惡劣的品行,那末,與你相仇者,忽然間會變得親如密友。《古蘭經 41:34》
  • 你們當維護公道,當為真主而作證,即使不利於你們自身,和父母和至親。《古蘭經 4:135》
  • 我的確從一男一女創造了你們,並使你們成為許多民族和部落,以便你們互相認識。《古蘭經49:13》
  • 凡枉殺一人的,如殺眾人;凡救活一人的,如救活眾人。《古蘭經 5:32》
  • 對於宗教,絕無強迫《古蘭經 2:256》
  • 不要互相嘲笑;不要互相誹謗,《古蘭經 49:11》
  • 幫助別人並使別人開心,微笑就是施捨。《聖訓》
  • 凡對別人沒有憐憫的人都不會得到主的憐憫。《聖訓》
  • 愛別人如同愛自己一樣。《聖訓》
  • 除了虔誠,沒有人比他人更加優越。《聖訓》

這些都是美麗的伊斯蘭教中的一些最根本的教義。伊斯蘭即是信仰真主是唯一的主及穆罕默德為最後的使者的一個宗教。在香港的穆斯林已經與非穆斯林一起和平愉快地生活了一百七十五年,我們希望把這份和平延續。我們由衷請求各位不要以部分信徒的行為去批判一個宗教。所謂“樹大有枯枝”,“伊斯蘭國”的暴力卑劣行為完全違反伊斯蘭教教義。

我們,居住於香港的穆斯林就跟香港廣大市民一樣,只想繼續平安地生活,希望大家明白我們都是同一陣線地反對任何形式的暴力行為。

生活愉快,身體安康!

香港的穆斯林字



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