Islamic Brotherhood and Sisterhood


[from The Letters, the Twenty-second Letter]


In His name.

There is nothing that does not glorify Him with His praise.

(This letter has two chapters. The first one calls believers to brotherhood [and sisterhood] and mutual love.)


First chapter


In the name of God, the All-Merciful, the All-Compassionate.

The believers are but brothers, so make peace between your brothers. (49:10)

Repel the evil with what is the best (of what you can do); then see: the one between whom and you there was enmity has become a bosom friend. (41:34)

Ever-restraining their rage, and pardoning people. God loves the people devoted to doing good. (3:134)


Dispute, discord, partisanship, obstinacy, and envy, which cause rancor and enmity among believers, are distasteful, vile, harmful and wrongful for personal, social, and spiritual life, and from the viewpoint of truth, wisdom, and Islam, which is supreme humanity. Moreover, they poison human life. Out of this truth’s numerous aspects, we mention only six.

Bediuzzaman Said Nursi