* “On that account We ordained for the Children of Isra’il that if any one slew a person – unless it be for murder or for spreading mischief in the land – it would be as if he slew the whole humanity: and if any one saved a life, it would be as if he saved the whole humanity. Then although there came to them Our messengers with clear (guidance), yet, even after that, many of them continued to commit excesses in the land.” (Qur’an: 5: 32)

* “Whosoever sees an evil action, let him change it with his hand; and if he is not able to do so, then with his tongue; and if he is not able to do so, then with his heart – and that is the weakest of faith.” (Hadith in al-Bukhari)

* “None of you [truly] believes until he wishes for his brother what he wishes for himself.” (Hadith in al-Bukhari)

* “A man said to the Prophet (may the blessings and peace of Allah be upon him): Counsel me. He (the Prophet) said: Do not become angry. The man repeated [his request] several times, and he (the Prophet) said: Do not become angry.” (Hadith in al-Bukhari)

* “O people, Surely we have created you from a male and female, and made you tribes and families that you might know one another. Indeed, the noblest of you with Allah is he who is best in conduct.” [Qur’an, 49:13]

* “He is not one of us who does not show tenderness to the young and who does not show respect to the elder.” (Hadith from at-Tirmidhi)

* “There should be neither harming nor reciprocating harm.” (Hadith from Ibn- Majah)

* “O believers! Why do you say what you do not do? It is most odious in Allah’s sight that you should say that which you do not do.” [Qur’an, 61: 2-3]


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