The prayer of St. Francis of Assisi
Lord, make me an instrument of your peace,
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
where there is injury, pardon;
where there is doubt, faith;
where there is despair, hope;
where there is darkness, light;
where there is sadness, joy;
O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console;
to be understood as to understand;
to be loved as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive;
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.
Jesus stated that "The meek shall inherit the earth."
At the current time, the earth is becoming more and more under the influence and control of Islam.
The typical Jihadist, inspired by the Koran, does not give the impression of being very meek, seemingly intent on anger, hatred and bloodshed. Not at all like St Francis.
How can peace be found? Not easy, from this point. I would not have started from here!
In Britain, some 12 percent of prisoners are Muslims, but they form around 3 to 5 percent of the general population. Their Human Rights demand that they must be provided with the Koran whilst in prison. Here is the dilemma - the conventional Koran contains 164 verses extolling Jihad. Many verses instruct violence in the cause of Allah.
This Koran - the Peace Koran - is different. All 164 Jihad verses are removed. It is commended for use in prisons, with the hope that Muslim prisoners can have a step towards rehabilitation into society. Otherwise what is the point of prison?
The meaning in English by M H Shakir
Muhammad Habib Shakir, (1866–1939) was an Egyptian judge, born in Cairo and a graduate from Al Azhar University.
Arranged in reverse chronological order. The most recent Sūra (chapter) at the beginning, to assist with the study of Abrogation.
Jihad verses are removed.
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