The wisdom of Diversity
By living together in a society we are exposed to a diversity of people. In our daily interactions we encounter a wide range of differences in race, language, religion, and even social status. Rather than allowing these differences to be sources of conflict and division, we should accept them and see them as manifestations of God’s wisdom and creative power.
“And among His Signs is the creation of the heavens and the earth, and the variations in your languages and your colors. Verily, in that are Signs for those who know” (Qur’an 30:22).
The people of piety bear no ill feelings towards their fellow humans. They are sure in their faith and they strive to extend their generosity to everyone as a means of showing gratitude to their creator.
Obey the laws of the land and remember that you are an ambassador of Islam.
Be dignified and know that self-respect is a part of good character. Do not contribute to fruitless argumentation or debate.
Be aware of the social and economic problems in your society and be a positive force of change.