If Prophet Muhammad Were in Haiti


In the Name of God, the Subtle, the Loving
This article was published on the website Reading Islam. I have recently become a contributor to that site. 
I recently had a heated discussion with a very dear and close relative of mine about the relief efforts in Haiti. When it was mentioned that some of the people of Haiti followed the religion of Voodoo, he remarked that we should not help them because they are not of the People of the Book (an Islamic term referring to Christians and Jews).

I took very strong exception to this because according to Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), Muslims should help anybody and everybody, regardless of their faith tradition. Had Prophet Muhammad been alive today, I believe he would have said the same.

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2 thoughts on “If Prophet Muhammad Were in Haiti

  1. Salam !Respected Doctor.i am muslim from China,my name is hatimu.i am 23.i translated this article to Chinese on 20 Jan 2010 from readingislam.link here it is (chinesemuslim web)http://bbs.2muslim.com/viewthread.php?tid=129074&extra=page%3D1my email htmmpc@hotmail.com

  2. Dr. Hassaballa,

    I am very happy to have the opportunity to read this article. You are definetky on the right track. We need Muslims with this kind of understanding. Please continue to write and may Allah bless you.

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