Unity of Muslim Ummah

1811 WordsNov 17, 20138 Pages
Historical viewpoint Unanimous faith of every Muslim on One Allah, His Messenger (Muhammad PBUH) as last prophet, Holy Quran and Sunnah/Hadith of Prophet became a binding force bringing together people of different region as one Ummah. However, anti-Islamic force couldn’t swallow this growing religion and unity among them considering it as major threat towards their ideologies and religions. Muslim history is replete with glory and down fall, having difference as a healthy and creative activity, however there was no question on differences on religious matters as are prevailing today. “Muhammad (PBUH)” as Binding force for unity of Ummah His teachings clearly elaborate affection and love for prophet and if we critically…show more content…
Every Muslim talks about the unity. However, as days are passing by Muslims are getting more and more divided. The division is multidimensional. Muslims are divided based upon languages, ethnicity, regional preferences, nationalism and above all sectarian beliefs in the name of Islam. The reasons of these divisions could be many. But in this paper I would like to focus on two reasons. Division among Muslims because of local nationalism. Division among Muslims because of sectarian beliefs in the name of Islam. The Start of Real Disunity After almost 13 centuries of Muslim rule, the focus of Muslim Ummah changed. What Qur 'an describes the attributes of Muslims as, "They (Muslims) are very kind among themselves but very hard on Kuffaar". Muslims slowly adopted the opposite attributes. They became very kind to KUFFAAR and very hard and cruel to Muslims. Our religious leadership started focusing on minor issues. Instead of healthy intellectual discussions, our religious leadership started emphasizing on resolving the differences through force. Some Muslim scholars intentionally used Qur 'anic verses and misinterpreted their meanings. Those verses which Allah had revealed in Qur 'an to inspire Muslims to fight against Kuffaar, these scholars used those verses to create animosity among Muslim brothers. They made a Muslim an enemy of another Muslim by using Qur 'an and Hadith. Movements of Disunity The struggle between HAQ (right) and BAATIL (wrong) has
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