Israeli Values Religious Voices

Letter 65 - Sheikh Hassan Abu Eliyon

To the State of Israel and all its inhabitants,

In the name of God, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

All believers in God are brothers, according to Surah 49 “Al-Hujurat” (In the rooms): “The believers are but one brotherhood, so make peace between your brothers. And be mindful of Allah so you may be shown mercy”.

This teaching is from Prophet Mohammed, as he said: Do not hate each other, do not keep distance from one another, do not compete about bad things and be good believers in the creator of brothers. 

Additional general teachings: 

Bless us God with all the world’s blessings and distant us from all the bad things of this world. 

Dear God, please make us loving sisters and brothers, we believe in you, don’t separate us from one another for eternity. 

Many years ago, I said that brotherhood appears in the heart of the camel. Therefore, we need a  lot of tolerance in order to be able to contain all the suffering and everything that life brings to our doorstep. 

I practice mediation and arbitration. In mediation, I am used to suggesting a solution to a problem. But in fact, via mediation, the two sides are those who usually come up with the solution, and all that remains for me to do is help them navigate into a direction that was chosen by both of them. In arbitration, I am used to listening to all parties, but unlike in mediation, here, the final decision is mine. Most times, I suggest to all sides to compromise and reach a decision and  an agreement.   

My brothers and sisters, this is the proper way to bring human hearts together and to work towards peace and brotherhood.


Sheikh Hassan Abu Eliyon

Sheikh Hassan Abu Eliyon lives in Rahat, and is the father of twenty children. He is the Sheik of Discourse for forgiveness and building bridges inside the Bedouin community, and founder of “The Bedouin Experience” in Rahat.

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