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Two Appropriate Prayers
Reports about the terrorist attack on a U.S. military base in Saudi
Arabia are a renewed reminder of the tensions in the Middle East. There,
where conflicting ethnic and religious groups struggle to overcome the
passions of the present and recapture the spirit of the world's three
great monotheistic religions, thoughts of war and peace are a constant.
Muslims, Jews, and Christians around the world share a concern for the
region where their faiths were born.
On line, Rabbi Nosson of Nemirov offers a prayer for peace, and the
student Islamic association at the University of Texas offers a page of
prayers that include the following prayer of the prophet Muhammad on
visiting a graveyard:
Peace be unto you, dwellers of this township, believers in,
and submissive to Allah. We shall join you as Allah wills. Peace be unto
you, dwellers of the graves. We beg Allah for forgiveness for you and
for ourselves. You are ahead of us and we are to follow.
Posted June, 1996.
© Copyright 1996 OBS