"Why is Nas featured here?"
In case if you didn't know who is the gentleman on our cover photo, he is Nuseir Yassin, a travel video blogger. He is known for his page, Nas Daily. His page has a number of 12 million followers. He started with none and have gotten 2 million followers in just 10 months. So what just did he do?
Nas videos show him travelling around the world exploring, experiencing and displaying all the cultures in the world. Nas believe in diversity living. He showed that peace is attainable if we are willing to know and respect each other therefore is essential in this diverse communal living world.
So now that you have met Nas, allow us to introduce you to our another featured influencer, he is Khalid Al Ameri. An Emirati from United Arab Emirates, Khalid makes videos that are trying to change the stereotypes on Muslims and the Middle East.
Similar to Nas, Khalid believe in harmonious co-existence. Khalid believes that one of the way to create the mindset shift is through education or knowledge.
CollabDeen and the Peace sign
Human and peace are intertwined. It is impossible for any human to not desire peace. Without peace, any person will be in desire state of calamity let alone leading his normal life.
From the beginning of time, man has been using signs to express themselves. As time passed by, there are things that doesn’t change; they are the common hand signs. Among them is the Peace hand sign.
You must have seen it. And probably have done it too. From kids to adults, we’ve all done it. It is commonly done throughout the world.
The celebrated Peace Hand Sign or also known as the Victory sign is a hand gesture in which the index and middle fingers are raised and parted to make a “V” shape with all the other remaining fingers clenched.
Created In the 60s, the "V sign" was widely regarded and associated as a symbol of Peace. Shortly thereafter, it also became adopted as a gesture implying a feeling of not only peace but also happiness.
Why the Peace sign? – Peace and Islamic Philosophy.
Peace and Islam are ingrain to one another. The word “salaam” (سلام) means “peace” as it originates from the same root as the word Islam. “Salam” is also being use as a form of greeting one another with peace which expresses care, brotherhood and unity.
Why promotes Peace?
Imagine a world left untouched. Nature, just as how it is, and man only build what is necessary for them around it. No destruction but only integration. That is peace.
And to obtain peace, a positive mental attitude is firstly required. Peace is the true essence of all creation. It is the true natural state. Peace is as much in accordance with nature’s plan as violence is against it.
When peaceful conditions prevail in a society all activities take place in their proper form. But if the atmosphere of peace is disturbed, the normal functioning of society is disrupted. This law applies to man, as well as to the entire universe.
A believer is necessarily a lover of peace. In his mind faith and a desire for peace are so closely interlinked that, regardless of the circumstances, he will strive to the utmost for the maintenance of peace. He will bear the loss of anything else, but the loss of peace he will not endure. The life that the true believer desires in this world can be lived only in the propitious atmosphere which flowers in conditions of peace. Conditions of unrest breed a negative atmosphere, which to him is abhorrent.
With this notion, CollabDeen shares the same principal of peace. Peace is thus central to the life of the believer. Islam is a religion of peace. And peace is a universal law of nature. In no circumstances will the true believer ever tolerate the disruption of peace.
So the next time, someone greets you “Assalamualaikum”,
Do not be taken aback.
He is just wishing peace for you.
Think of the ever positive and energetic Nas or the warm, gentle and hilarious Khalid.
Salam and Peace!