World Religions

World Faiths: Persecution

Symbol of Islam: Crescent Moon and Star

Do you think that you will enter Heaven while there has not come over you the condition of those who passed away before you? Poverty and afflictions befell them, and they were violently shaken until the Messenger and those who believed along with him said: ‘When will come the help of Allah?’ Yea, surely the help of Allah is nigh.

Islam, The Holy Qur’an 2:215

Symbol of Islam: Crescent Moon and Star

The Messenger of God said, ‘Surely, the gates of Paradise are beneath the shadow of swords.’

Islam, The Holy Prophet (sa), Hadith of Muslim

Symbol of Islam: Crescent Moon and Star

Even if I am trampled underfoot and crushed and become less than a particle, and experience persecution and abuse and curses from every direction, still I shall ultimately be victorious. No one knows me, but He is with me. I cannot be destroyed. Vain are the efforts of my enemies and useless are the designs of the envious ones.

Islam, The Promised Messiah (as), The Essence of Islam, Volume 4, P.300

No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am sure that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Christianity, The Bible, Proverbs 16:32

Holy is the death of heroic men, Who lay down their lives in an approved cause. Such alone may be called heroes, as at the Divine Portal obtain true honour: Obtaining honour at the Divine Portal, with honour they depart, And in the hereafter they suffer not.

Sikhism, Adi Granth, Wadhans, Alahaniyan Dirges, M.1, P.579F

Symbol of Buddhism: Dharmachakra, the eight-spoked wheel

When the Rajah of Kalinga mutilated my body, I was at that time free from the idea of an ego-identity, a personality, a being, and a separated individuality. Wherefore? Because then when my limbs were cut away piece by piece, had I been bound by the distinctions aforesaid, feelings of anger and hatred would have been aroused within me.

Buddhism, Diamond Sutra 14