Thursday, April 28, 2011

Peace Quote of the Day - as salaam alaykum

“I use Salaam alaikum as a daily greeting, but it does not just mean ‘Good morning’ or ‘Good afternoon.’ It means more: ‘The peace and blessings of God be upon you.’ When I say this, I feel that you are at peace with me, and I with you. I am extending a helping hand to you. I am coming to you to give you peace. And in the meantime, until we meet again, it means that I pray to God to bless you and have mercy upon you, and to strengthen my relationship to you as a brother.”
(Muhammad Salem Agwa, NYC Imam, quoted in Johann Arnold, "Seeking Peace")

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