Abu Darda (R) narrates that the Prophet ﷺ said:

Shall I not inform you of something more excellent in degree than (voluntary) fasting, prayer and almsgiving (sadaqah)?” The people replied, “Yes, Prophet of Allah!” He said, “It is putting things right between people. Spoiling relations is the shaver.[Abu Dawud]

Allah enjoins the believers in the Qur’an to amicably reconcile their mutual differences and to arbitrate between any conflicting parties and forbids them from falling into disputes with one another, and warns them if they do not do so they will become weak as a community and their strength will be lost.

He ﷻ says in the Qur’an:

And if two factions among the believers should fight, then make settlement between the two. But if one of them oppresses the other, then fight against the one that oppresses until it returns to the ordinance of Allah. And if it returns, then make settlement between them in justice and act justly. Indeed, Allah loves those who act justly. [Qur’an 49:9]

He ﷻ also says in the Qur’an:

And dispute not with one another, then you will lose courage by getting demoralized and your strength will be lost. [Qur’an 8:46]

Therefore as muslims, it is our responsibility to resolve any and all disputes or conflicts that occur amongst individuals, families and community members in accordance with the ethics derived from the beautiful religion and guidance of Islam. To solve any disputes and to seek arbitration from our Imam, please email him at imam@nicsatx.org.

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