A Hundred Years of Moderation and Dialogue had Written the History of the Hashemite Family

Author : An Article by His Grace Shiekh Abdulkareem Al-Khasawneh

Date Added : 22-09-2022

A Hundred Years of Moderation and Dialogue had Written the History of the Hashemite Family


Praise be to Allah the Lord of the Worlds. May His peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Mohammad and upon all his family and companions.


As we stand on the threshold of the two hundredth anniversary of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, we stress that this blessed country rests on established rules of intrinsic values and principles of citizenship laid down by the Hashemite family, leading to unity and cooperation in kindness and righteousness.


Since coming to power, the Hashemites adopted the methodology of their grand grandfather, Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) whom Allah sent as mercy to all creatures, to guide the corrupted, to call to the righteous path with wisdom and fair preaching, and disseminate the values of tolerance and mercy amongst the people. This methodology was passed down from generation to generation until the era of Sherif Al-Hussein Bin Ali who led the renaissance of truth and justice and his revolt celebrated the values of tolerance and moderation as well as the dissemination of knowledge and virtue in a community which lacked these for so long.


Since its establishment by the late king Abdullah I-who was martyred defending Palestine, Islamic sanctities, and Al-Aqsa mosque-Jordanians have united with their leadership on uplifting their country. This goodness was continued by the Hashemites who derive their legitimacy from being direct descendants of the Prophet Mohammad (PBUH). The reign of King Talal and King Hussein (May Allah have mercy on them) witnessed insistence on national principles and defending values of mercy and tolerance brought by Islam. The Battle of Karama, Latron, and Bab Al-Waad are clear examples on the sacrifices made by Hashemite family and the Arab Army.


When King Abdullah II assumed his constitutional powers, he shouldered his responsibilities effectively and efficiently and delivered the message of his fathers and grandfathers with determination and relentless effort, on the local and international levels. He defended the truth in all forums, spreading values of security and tolerance to make people happy, fought falsehoods and refuted suspicious matters, which people of extremist views tried to pin on him. This is reflected in launching "The Amman Message," which depicts the true Islam, in addition to "Kalima Sawaa`" (a common ground). The latter initiative represents a vision and a basis for coexistence between followers of different faiths from the same society, regardless of their religious affiliations and intellectual tendencies. Another initiative was "World Interfaith Harmony Week."  It is an annual event observed during the first week of February (1-7 February). It reminds that values of love and harmony should prevail in all communities, that the religion should be a driver for happiness and unity, not misery and division. In fact, this is the essence of the message of Islam since Almighty Allah Says (What means): "O mankind! We created you from a single (pair) of a male and a female, and made you into nations and tribes, that ye may know each other (not that ye may despise (each other)." [Al-Hujurat/13]. Jordan along with its Hashemite leadership are the best example and embodiment for the meaning of this verse. This can be noticed in the unity of Jordanians who warmly welcomed refugees from different Arab and Muslim countries. The latter came only because they knew that Jordan is an oasis of peace and stability ruled by a fair King.


We pray that Allah confers His blessings upon Jordan, preserves the unity of its people, and keeps it a role model for the values of justice, tolerance, and moderation.