Referring to the beautiful Eid greetings from Boris Johnson, the PM of UK, Habib Ghanim posted a question, where is Trump? (Video links below)
Muslim organizations have conducted many surveys, and have concluded that “those who know Muslims tend to have normal relations with Muslims.”
Yes, that is true!
Some people are hardcore haters of others, and facts don’t matter to them, it is in their genes to hate someone or the other. If it is individual they hate, I understand, but to hate anyone affiliated with that individual does not make sense.
Although I debated interviewing Michael Cohen and others to see if Trump has a history of dislike towards Muslims, I did not get the time to pursue it.
Based on the wisdom in verse 41:34 that I have experienced success multiple times. I am pleased to share a few translations.
Safi Kaskas, “Good and evil are never equal. Repel Evil with good, and your enemy will become like an intimate friend.”
Pickthall, “The good deed and the evil deed are not alike. Repel the evil deed with one which is better, then lo! he, between whom and thee there was enmity (will become) as though he was a bosom friend.”
Edip Yuskel, “41:34 Not equal are the good and the bad response. You shall resort to the one which is better. Thus, the one who used to be your enemy may become your best friend.”
Yusuf Ali, “Nor can goodness and Evil be equal. Repel (Evil) with what is better: Then will he between whom and thee was hatred become as it were thy friend and intimate!”
And here is the biggest surprise from a man whose translations have been fodder for Islamophobes. I am really surprised to see such a good translation from Hilali Khan, “The good deed and the evil deed cannot be equal. Repel (the evil) with one which is better (i.e. Allah ordered the faithful believers to be patient at the time of anger, and to excuse those who treat them badly), then verily! he, between whom and you there was enmity, (will become) as though he was a close friend.”
Hannity boosts Trump’s ego, and Trump sees everyone through Fox’s lens.
If Trump had relationships with Muslims, close relationships, was there a 0.1% chance that he would not be what he is towards Muslims?
Is there a chance to invite him to Muslim conventions (again and again until he accepts), it might put a dent? Is that what God is saying in 41:34?
I have made small efforts with Trump, and tiny little good result – https://centerforpluralism.com/cfp-delivers-the-letter-to-president-trump/
Like many of you, I believe in the wisdom of the Quran, in this instance, 41:34. Thank God for his guidance, I have learned to engage with those who dislike Muslims. Sean Hannity is a good example; he has learned to limit his ire, ire towards “radicals” among us, instead of all Muslims. That is a baby step, and we have to do a whole lot more. A few more stories are worth reading in the book American Muslim Agenda.