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British Muslims ‘should wear the poppy, rather than burn it,’ an Islamic organisation has said.
High-profile Muslim campaigners are calling for unity this Remembrance Day, and have urged members of the faith to respect the fallen.
Some mosques around the UK will also take the significant step of stepping up poppy stalls, the Sunday Times reports.
The move comes three years after a group of extremists set fire to a giant poppy in Kensington, London, on November 11, amid chants of ‘British soldiers burn in hell’.
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Here is a beautiful excerpt from the works of a 13th century persian philosopher,
Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Rūmī
Our bias is self harming, thank you once again for this thread.edit on 3-11-2013 by LABTECH767 because: (no reason given)
“O Muslims, what do I have to say? I do not know myself whether I am a Christian, a Jew, a Zoroastrian or a Muslim. And I do not know myself if I am eastern or western, upper or lower. And I do not know myself if I am from earth or I am from on high. And I do not know myself if I am Indian, Chinese, Bulgarian, Iraqi or Khorasani. I do not know myself if I even have an appearance or not, whether I have existence or not, if have a location or not. I do not know myself if I am a body or a soul. But what I do know is that my soul is the soul of souls. When I put my name with my Lord’s, I saw the universe as one. I see One, I sing One, I know One and I read One.” 3 In his poetry, the great Sufi Ibn al-Fārid shows the commonality between all religions based on his experience with Christians, Jews, Brahmins and Muslims. He says, “I see in all of them the divisions of one fountain, and it is the attainment of the eye of sincerity to see them all as equal.”