Quran – reverence for every life

The Quran teaches reverence for every life, even the most repugnant ones. Islam stresses that the death of a person should be observed in a respectful and solemn way, whether Muslim or not. A story from Islam illustrates this point. The Prophet Mohammad was sitting by a road one day when a funeral procession came by. The prophet stood up out of respect. “The people with him told him, ‘But he’s not a Muslim.’ “The Prophet Mohammad said, ‘Isn’t it a human soul?’”

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Rev Sandy Boyce is a Uniting Church in Australia Minister (Deacon). This blog may be a help to people planning worship services.
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2 Responses to Quran – reverence for every life

  1. Shirley Fell says:

    Having just discovered you I am reveling in your insightful words and stories.
    I am planning a service for the UCA Queenscliff congregation on Sunday, Sept 11th.
    We are hopeful of hosting a member of the Moslem mosque in Geelong to have an Interfaith discussion in line with the recommendation from the UCA president.
    Your wonderful words are helping me greatly.
    Can you please tell me how I acknowledge you on the order of service next Sunday?

    • admin says:

      Hi Shirley, How wonderful to hear from you. Perhaps any acknowledgement is just Rev Sandy Boyce, Pilgrim Uniting Church. Have you found the September 11th page on the website (http://pilgrimwr.unitingchurch.org.au/?p=260). Scroll down under Fathers Day and you’ll find the Sept 11th resources. There’s a link to Geoff (Boyce)’s liturgy he prepared for Sept 11th on the 10th anniversary. I’d love to know how your service goes! Great initiative. Cheers, Sandy

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