Diversity, Unity and Peace

A remarkable outcome of the application of the Islamic teachings is proactive, lively and independently minded individuals. Islam thus empowers men and women to unleash their God given potential. This independent individual declares himself the Khalifatullah, the vicegerent, the representative of God on earth. He believes in the beautiful mould in which Allah has created us. He is confident about the honour and dignity, which he has been crowned with.

Islam gives him this strength of character to know exactly where he stands, where he is going, what is his destination, so he can loudly and proudly say, he has the self-mastery to avoid the temptations of the shaitan. He has the self-discipline to be able to reject his lowly desires and to control his whims and passions. This is the independence and freedom one gets by saying, Laila ha illallah Muhammad ur rasool Allah.

This independence is the foundation of unity and interdependence. Unity and interdependence is the choice that only independent people can make. This is capable of building rich, enduring and productive relationships with other people. This unity then leads to possibilities for geometrically increased productivity for serving, for contributing, for learning and for growing.

A remarkable feature of the Islamic teachings is their ability to create proactive, lively and independent individuals.