World Religions

World Faiths – Compassion



Symbol of Islam: Crescent Moon and StarAllah is Benignant to His servants. He provides for whom He pleases. And He is the Powerful, the Mighty.

Islam, The Holy Qur’an, 42:20

Symbol of Islam: Crescent Moon and StarThe believers in their love, kindness and compassion towards each other are like the human body; when one of its limbs is afflicted the whole of it is involved both in waking and in fever.

Islam, The Holy Prophet (sa), Hadith of Sahih al-Bukhari

Symbol of Islam: Crescent Moon and StarMy countrymen, a religion which does not inculcate universal compassion is no religion at all. Similarly, a human being without the faculty of compassion is no human at all. Our God has never discriminated between one people and another.

Islam, The Promised Messiah (as), A Message of Peace, P. 6

Symbol of Judaism: The Star of DavidThe Lord is gracious and merciful, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love. The Lord is good to all, and his compassion is over all that he has made.

Judaism, The Hebrew Bible, Psalm 145:8-9

Finally, all of you, have unity of spirit, sympathy, love for one another, a tender heart, and a humble mind.

Christianity, The Bible, 1 Peter 3:8

Symbol of Buddhism: Dharmachakra, the eight-spoked wheelThe great compassionate heart is the essence of Buddhahood.

Buddhism, Gandavyuha Sutra

One attempting to express God’s creation and to contemplate it

Shall find it beyond counting and innumerable.

The Bull of Dharma is born of compassion;

Content of mind holds creation together.

Whoever understands this is enlightened;

How great is the load under which this Bull stands!

Sikhism, Adi Granth, Japuji 16, M.1, P. 3

Symbol of Hinduism: AumTo love is to know Me,

My innermost nature,

The truth that I am.

Hinduism, Bhagavad Gita, 18:55