A Prayer for Universal Peace

Chosen by Mohamed Baianonie, Imam of the Islamic Center of Raleigh, NC

All praises and thanks to God, The Creator and Lord of all that
exists, and peace and blessings upon all of His Messengers.
O' our Lord, You are As-Salaam (The Peace) and the ultimate
peace comes from You alone; we ask You to bless us all with
peace and safety.
[From the supplications of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) after the five
obligatory, daily prayers]

We ask You, our Lord The Granter of security, to bless us and our
families, our neighborhoods and communities, our nations and the
world with everlasting peace and security.

You are the Creator of the heavens and the earth. You have
created mankind in different colors, languages, nations and tribes
so that we may get to know one another and live in harmony. The
best among us in Your sight is the one who has the highest piety.
[Adapted from the Qur'an, the Muslim holy book, 30:22; 49:13]

O' our Lord The Just, make us among those who believe that you
have created all people equally and that we are all brothers and
sisters. Only You can help us live our lives accordingly.

We ask You, our Lord the Guide, to open the hearts and minds of
mankind to value each and every human life, so that the bloodshed
and destruction stop immediately. And we ask You, our Patient
Lord, to grant patience to those who suffer from the destruction
and violence committed by others.

We ask You, the Compassionate Lord, to bestow Your
mercy upon those who are
suffering from disease, poverty, oppression, and war.

We ask You, God our Protector, to protect the oppressed and help
them rebuild their lives and fill the hearts of the oppressors with

O' Lord, You are the Loving One, replace the hatred in our hearts
with love, mercy, and compassion for even our worst enemies.
Take away our arrogance and replace it with humility so that we
may forgive and tolerate one another.

O' our Lord, give us patience during times of anger so that we may
forgive those who treat us unjustly. O' Lord, make us among those
faithful believers who respond to evil with something better. O' our
Lord, help us follow Your teachings of patience and forgiveness,
so that our worst enemies can become our closest friends.
[Adapted from the Qur'an, 41:34]


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My job is to love as much as possible every day.
Love is the master key that opens the gates of happiness. :-)