MLK Was a Servant of God: A Muslim’s Perspective

Martin Luther King jr. wasn’t perfect. He had some blemishes in his personal life, but when the Quran says that God will take account of the good and bad of what a person does, I am sure MLK’s good far outweighs the bad.

As a muslim, I consider him my Christian brother under the same God. He didn’t seek to persecute or divide people. He actually tried to unite was has been broken and corrupted by those in charge. He brought people of all color and faiths together of good people who were tired of the injustice in the world.

He taught the African Americans of America to rise above the white’s hate and misguided racism. And now today so many people are the better for it. He followed a calling from above to bring people together in love and peace, and this is the tenants of Islam.

He spoke about unequal wealth distribution towards others just as the Quran teaches that is so wrong of the people in charge and what Muhammad must publicly address.

2:195

And spend in the way of Allah and do not throw [yourselves] with your [own] hands into destruction [by refraining]. And do good; indeed, Allah loves the doers of good.

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MLK also brought the idea of how inaction is a choice and God judges upon that, cause when something is happening to others and you remain neutral you are allowing something to happen and therefore not being a good person that God wants you to.

3:144

Muhammad is not but a messenger. [Other] messengers have passed on before him. So if he was to die or be killed, would you turn back on your heels [to unbelief]? And he who turns back on his heels will never harm Allah at all; but Allah will reward the grateful.

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He also showed the willingness to be a submitter to God, otherwise known in Arabic as a “muslim” and was able to serve the higher good. He also understood that EVERYONE can make the choice to serve and submit to God and create peace and spread love around this world.

2:128

Our Lord, and make us Muslims [in submission] to You and from our descendants a Muslim nation [in submission] to You. And show us our rites and accept our repentance. Indeed, You are the Accepting of repentance, the Merciful.

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Yes…as a muslim, there is no doubt in my mind that this man lies with the angels now. He was our Christian brother, fellow muslims. I hope we take a moment to remember his words and his service, to stop and think about the violence and injustice that is happening to so many others today, that this man died to bring awareness towards. Just as so many other human messengers of God have.

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