Europe becomes one union, states of America become ‘United States’, but the Muslims? Busy in fighting with one another, financial and social crisis, Muslim countries in wars, if this is not sufficient then civil wars, bomb blasts, poverty, sanctions, isolation, hatred against each-other, Shias vs Sunnis, I declare you Kafir and I am the only Muslim, foul language, you have to believe what I believe in, distrust.
Where are we heading as One Muslim Nation? Even the word ‘one’ would be ashamed when we attribute it to the Muslim Nation, so where should we go? how to be united again? even why should we think ‘Unity’?
- Simply because our Lord has ordered us
“And hold firmly to the rope of Allah all together and do not become divided (3:103)”“As for those who divide their religion and break up into sects, you have no part of them in the least. Their affair is with Allah; He will in the end tell them the truth of all that they did.”(6:159)
“The believers are but a single Brotherhood. So make peace and reconciliation between your two contending brothers, and observe your duty to God, that you may receive mercy.” (49:10-11)
“Surely, this brotherhood of yours is a single brotherhood, and I am your Lord and Cherisher. Therefore serve me and no other. But they broke their religion into sects among them; yet they will all return to Us.” (21:92-93)
- And as a Muslim it is must for us to follow what our Prophet has ordered us to do
“O Allaah! Testify. Let those who are present inform those who are absent, because the person receiving the message might understand it better than the one who originally heard it. Do not become disbelievers after my death, and start killing each other” Ibn ‘Abbaas, may Allaah be pleased with him, said, ‘I swear by The One In Whose hands my soul is! His advice to his entire nation was, “do not become disbelievers after my death, and start killing each other” (Bukhaari, Vol 9, Book 83, No 8)“Almighty Allah says: “Say, (O Muhammad, to mankind):If ye love Allah, follow me; Allah will love you” (Aal `Imran: 52).
- unfortunately today what we see is
-some so called Muslims declare others Kafir and even wajib-ul-qatal, situation is so much worsen that Muslims are butchered in a way that even animals are not killed in that way, if you have heart strong enough then watch on example of such brutality here http://www.islamicinvitationturkey.com/2014/06/29/video-zionist-israel-turkey-us-saud-west-jordan-qatar-backed-terrorists-in-syria-beheading-people-nonstop/
-some so called scholars hurt feelings of other fellow Muslims by using foul language against their religious personalities. This is condemnable, this practice is done by the illiterate speakers and paid agents for the purpose of creating fitna
- These factors do not let Shia and Sunni Muslims unite, so Lets analyse the first issue, declaring others kafirs and wajib-ul-qatl,
the first question that arises is who is a muslim?
“ someone who believes in One Allah and the Holy Prophet peace be upon him as His last messanger”
So as far as some one beleives in the kalma he cannot be declared as kafir
furthermore, is a Kafir in Islam wajib-ul-Qatal?
“Forsure not, otherwise the Holy Prophet would have ordered to kill all the non-muslims after Fatah-e-Makkah (victory of Makkah) but he did not do anything like that, instead he even had forgiven the murders of his own family members” So there must be no violence against any group, even kafirs,
- but unfortunately we see today some extremists Sunni (so called) groups have called shias Kafirs where mainstream Sunni Scholars support unity
Surah Aale Imran Ayat 64 Translation
Say (O Muhammad ): “O people of the Scripture (Jews and Christians): Come to a word that is just between us and you, that we worship none but Allah, and that we associate no partners with Him, and that none of us shall take others as lords besides Allah. Then, if they turn away, say: “Bear witness that we are Muslims.”
“Just Imagine Allah (swt) in the holy Quran is talking about the unity between muslims, jews and christans. It is not only possible to be united with other religions (Ale Kitab) but in fact Allah is ordering us to be united with them, so why can’t we muslims be united after all we believe in ONE God and the prophecy of Muhammad (p.b.u.h). This Ayat shows Quran’s Direction and what Quran Wants us to Provoke”
- and on the second issue, understanding there were some Shia scholars (so called) who were adding fuel to the fire to use foul language to the personalities that Sunnis respect
the Supreme Lead of Iran, Ayatullah Khomeini gave the fatwa which was well received by the prominent Sunni scholars
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kfajw3L9_n0&feature=youtu.beChancellor of al-Azhar University of Islamic sciences welcomed Fatwa (verdict) issued by Imam Sayyed Ali Khamenei, which bans any insult to the companions of Hazrat Muhammad (S.A.) as well as his wives
Imam Khomeini on Shia Sunna unity