I want to be the white man’s brother, not his brother-in-law.
It’s silly to go on pretending that under the skin we are all brothers. The truth is more likely that under the skin we are all cannibals, assassins, traitors, liars, hypocrites, poltroons.
Until you have become really, in actual fact, as brother to everyone, brotherhood will not come to pass.
We must learn to live together as brothers or we will perish together as fools. Racial injustice is still the black man’s burden and the white man’s shame. The government must certainly share the guilt, the individual must share the guilt, and even the church must share the guilt.
Feed the hungry and visit the sick, and free the captive, if he be unjustly confined. Assist any person oppressed, whether Muslim or non-Muslim.
It is easier to love humanity than to love one’s neighbor.
We have learned to fly the air like birds and swim the sea like fish, but we have not yet learned the simple art of living together like brothers. Our abundance has brought us neither peace of mind nor serenity of spirit.
I have been struck over again by this indivisible unity of Islam that makes a man instinctively a brother. When you meet an Egyptian, an Algerian, an Indian and a Turk in London, what matters is that Egypt is the motherland of one and India is the motherland of another.
Remember and help America remember that the fellowship of human beings is more important than the fellowship of race and class and gender in a democratic society.
I must be true to my conviction that I share with all men the calling to be a son of the living God. Beyond the calling of race or nation or creed is this vocation of sonship and brotherhood. Because I believe that the Father is deeply concerned, especially for His suffering and helpless and […]