MINAB (Mosque and Imams National Advisory Board), an umbrella body that represents more than 600 Islamic institutions, has called for their members to adopt a ‘Prayer for the Nation’ as part of the Friday prayers.
Hundreds of mosques across Britain will set to hold a “Prayer for the Nation” in the wake of recent terror attacks in Paris, Beirut, Mali and Baghdad to underline their solidarity against extremism and to pray for peace and justice to prevail.
It calls on Allah to protect the country and remain “loving and compassionate”.
“Make our hearts and minds aware of our heritage, fulfilling duties and responsibilities as a citizen of our country,” it reads. “Remove prejudice from our hearts and enable us to love our brothers and sisters of all faiths and none.”
A full transcript of the letter and the prayer can be seen below:
Over 1500 Imams and faith leaders across the country will be reading the “Prayer for the Nation” at Friday Sermons and Assemblies and at their homes on 20 November. One of the first and most fundamental ways Muslims show feelings of commonality and brotherhood is through prayer.
The Prayer must not be exclusive to regular Mosque attendees. We will therefore share it on out Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp accounts and we will get our young people to share it on Instagram and SnapChat.
Below is a full transcript of the Prayer for the Nation:
Oh Allah, our lord, unite our nation around the principles of justice, peace, love and faith.
Put peace and love in our hearts for the diversity that makes our country so beautiful.
Oh Lord, most Strong, Give us the strength to protect and care for our neighbours.
Oh Lord, we pray for our nation, the United Kingdom. to remain loving, compassionate, remove prejudice from our hearts, and enable us to love our brothers and sisters of all faiths and none
Make our hearts and minds aware of our heritage, fulfilling duties and responsibilities as a citizen of our country!
Allah, Most Merciful, allow us to show kindness to those most vulnerable in society.
Protect us from evil, inspire and guide us in defending those open to abuse.
Lord, Most Generous allow us to give in charitable activity, and to help those most in need.
Lord give our Government vision and wisdom, as they take decisions affecting peace in our world.
Allah, our Sustainer, allow us to care for our environment and sustain this world for future generations.
Lord, Most merciful, Most Generous, please give us the patience to continue to learn from one another and work towards a more peaceful and kind world.
Make true in our nation the ideas of freedom and justice and brotherhood for all those who live for them.
Make our hearts generous so that we may treat others as we wish to be treated ourselves.
Help us to share that which we have with others, for your sake.
Strengthen us, love us and be kind to us all.