This headline leads at the web page of A Common Word: H.R.H. Prince Ghazi bin Muhammad delivers King's World Interfaith Harmony Week proposal at UN. The first week of February is now set aside as World Interfaith Harmony Week. You know, peace, love and all that good stuff. The Prince explained why he spoke of harmony in the Chinese sense, not tolerance or acceptance. The crucial quote appears below; click the link above to read the whole address.
Prince Ghazi quotes a hadith which I can not find, this variant conveys the same message.
Does anyone else perceive the irony? The King's Ambassador of peace, speaking at the palace of peace, bears the name Ghazi. A Ghazi is one who fought alongside Muhammad in the early ghazwat which established and spread Islam in the Hijaz.
It is narrated on the authority of Anas that the Prophet (may peace blessings be upon him) observed: By Him in whose Hand is my life, no, bondsman (truly) believes till he likes for his neighbour, or he (the Holy Prophet) said: for his brother, whatever he likes for himself.
The next hadith conveys a slightly different message which merits careful attention.
It is narrated on the authority of Abu Huraira that the Messenger of Allah (may peace and blessing be upon him) observed: He will not enter Paradise whose neighbour is not secure from his wrongful conduct.
So, a Muslim must love his brother [neighbor] and avoid harming him in order to obtain admission to Paradise. Is that the equivalent of Christian brotherly love for one's neighbor? Or is it only applicable if they are Muslims?
In the same topic, Ibn Kathir relates a hadith which should give us pause whenever we hear Muslims talk of peace.
(If you transact in `Iynah (a type of Riba), follow the tails of cows (tilling the land), become content with agriculture and abandoned Jihad, Allah will send on you disgrace that He will not remove until, you return to your religion.)'' Sunan Abu Dawud 23.3455
That saying makes commerce & agriculture disfavored alternatives to jihad which will bring disgrace to Muslims. Abandoning jihad is equated with abandoning Islam. If you don't know what jihad is, or you think that it is jihad an-nafs, refer to the definition in the footnote to 2:190 or Reliance of the Traveler o9.0.How shall we harmonize with a cult which reminds Allah 17 times each day why he wants to burn us?
How shall we harmonize with a cult which curses us and declares war against us?