AND MUSLIM BROTHERS AND SISTERS:
LET US ALL ABIDE BY GOD’S COMMANDMENT TO LOVE ONE ANOTHER,
IN A SPIRIT OF BROTHERHOOD AND GENUINE FRIENDSHIP
As for those who believe and do right actions, the All-Merciful will bestow His love on them. (Qur’an, 19:96)
Let love and faithfulness never leave you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart. (Proverbs 3:3)
And this is love: that we walk in obedience to His commands. As you have heard from the beginning, His command is that you walk in love. (2 John 1:6)
In the Jewish, Christian and Islamic Scriptures, God counsels His servants to love one another. If we only love one another, then terrorist attacks, wars, and the sufferings these lead to, can all be brought to an end. Therefore let us all treat one another as friends, living in peace as brothers, amid the blessings from our Lord.
If we only comply with His commandment to “love one another,” we can enjoy the Golden Age, whose glad tidings are imparted in the Scriptures of the three revealed religions. We must be confident that this present age we live in is the time of these blessings which mankind has longed for, down through the centuries. With all the necessary conditions in place, no reason remains why it should not come to pass. All that we still require is a little effort and patient determination. As the children of Adam, Noah, and Abraham, we must seek to bring about this Golden Age in the finest manner and see it realized as quickly as we can.