The Twenty-Second Letter
In His Name!
And there is nothing but it glorifies Him with praise.(17:44)
[This letter consists of two topics; the first summons believers to brotherhood and love.]
In the Name of God, the Merciful, the Compassionate.
Verily the believers are brethren; so reconcile then your brothers.(49:10) * Repel evil with what is better than it; then the one between whom and yourself enmity prevails will become like your friend and intimate.(41:34) * Those who suppress their anger and forgive people – verily God loves those who do good.(3:134)
Dispute and discord among the believers, and partisanship, obstinacy and envy, leading to rancour and enmity among them, are repugnant and vile, are harmful and sinful, by the combined testimony of wisdom and the supreme humanity that is Islam, for personal, social, and spiritual life. They are in short, poison for the life of man. We will set forth six of the extremely numerous aspects of this truth.
They are sinful in the view of truth.
O unjust man nurturing rancour and enmity against a believer! Let us