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UNITY OF MUSLIM UMMAH THE END TO TYRANNY
Today, the primary cause of bloodshed in the Islamic world is the conflict among Muslims. Contrary to the very spirit of the Holly Quran, some of our Muslim brothers have come to regard one another as enemies. Based solely on this perverse belief, they consider themselves as justified in killing one another and shedding the blood of one another. Yet the oppression and slaughter of Muslims in every part of the world could end right away with the establishment of a union of Islamic countries. In this union, while member states’ independence and national borders are preserved, they can be united under a shared Islamic culture, and develop common policies.
Today, however, because of the largely sectarian disputes, Muslims remain disintegrated, merely watching the persecution going on from a distance. Islam is a body we are its parts,may be one part gets injured,another should heal rather than spraying salty water. In the Quran, Almighty Allah commands all Muslims to be united, and to join forces for an intellectual struggle against oppression in this world. Despite this clear obligation, however, Muslims fail to fulfill this important command because of the ongoing conflicts and disagreements among themselves. Our Divine Book is the Holy Quran; and Allah reveals everything that He has made unlawful and lawful for His servants in the Quran. According to the Quran, Muslims are brothers, and any sort of quarrel and dissension among brothers are unacceptable. Islam stresses what unites people, and not what causes division.
There is co-existence, collaboration and opting for the common ground for the sake of the good of humanity, and not separation, self-righteousness, and self-interests. Focusing on discrepancies and differences among the different Islamic schools would deliver no positive results for any individual in the Islamic world. The good of the Islamic world lies in the spirit of ‘unity and solidarity’ which is set forth in the Quran. Obey Allah and his Messenger and do not quarrel among yourselves lest you lose heart and your momentum disappear. And be steadfast. Allah is with the steadfast. (The Quran 8:46) In the Islamic world the tendency to blame the West for the troubles and policies afflicting Muslims is prevalent, the real blame in my opinion however, lies with the Muslim world that is unable to escape the trap of disunity. Establishing the unity, as Allah commands in the Quran, and living by the real conception of Islam revealed in it will quickly disperse the dark clouds over the Islamic world. This is the recipe Allah shows us in the Quran. If the Islamic world does not make an alliance within itself, Allah informs us that there would be mischief and turmoil in the land. (The Quran 8 :73)
The main accomplishment of the Islamic world would be to disallow any conflict among schools or races, and meet on the common ground. This unity will be the means by which the beauty of Islam will spread to the entire region. This unity will ensure the solution to internal problems and prevention of other countries’ intervening in the internal affairs of Muslims. Furthermore this unity will be the means by which all the conflicts among various schools as well as civil wars and seemingly unceasing turmoil will come to an end. In the good morals of Islam, one hand does not compete with another, one eye does not criticize the other, the tongue does not object to the ear, the heart does not divulge the error of the soul; on the contrary, all these complement and cover their deficiencies to provide for all their needs. In brief ,the rights of the entire Islamic world will be preserved, all discrimination, unjust practices and oppression will end, and an amazingly mighty political, social and economic power will arise.
There are different cultures and traditions in the Islamic world. This is perfectly normal. However without making it a matter of dissension, it is important to bring these differences together in a unity of belief and pluralistic solidarity. According to the Islamic moral values Muslims must always keep in mind that they are brothers. And their race, language, nation or school does not alter this fact. Therefore, differences within the Islamic world must be regarded as sources of wealth.These differences must not be rendered into causes of division and conflict that lead Muslims to fall out with one another. More often a real representative of Prophet Mohammad (saww),must represent himself a Muslim rather than tagging himself the terms the enemy is finding out to divide and rule. Unity of Muslims is essential for the good of each Muslim in this world. In the absence of unity, the Muslim world is merely setting itself up to be torn. “United we stand divided we fall”.