بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful
by Irshad Mahmood - Director, Siraat-al-Mustaqeem Dawah Centre
Quraan is One <--->
Siraat_ul_Mustaqeem is One
One Ummah <---> One Islaam <---> One Voice <---> One Worshipping Method
And if you turn away, Allah will exchange you for some another people, and they will not be like you. [Al_Quraan_047.038]
O ye who believe! Whoso of you becomes a renegade from his religion, (know that in his stead) Allah will bring a people whom He loves and who love Him, humble toward believers, stern toward disbelievers, striving in the way of Allah and fearing not the blame of any blamer. Such is the grace of Allah, which He gives unto whom He will. Allah is All Embracing, All Knowing. [Al_Quraan_005.054]
If you want to build a very tall building, you must first build foundation accordingly. Foundation is the most important part of every thing.
One person came to Rasool Allah (Peace-Be-Upon-Him) and asked I want to accept Islaam, BUT I don't want to offer Salaat, don't want to pay Zakaat, don't want to do any thing. Muhammad (Peace-Be-Upon-Him) said, IF you want to accept Islaam, you MUST have to come for Salaat. And time showed that the same person took part in every part of Islaamic actively. Without Salaat Rasool Allah (Peace-Be-Upon-Him) didn't accept any one's Islaam.
Now a days, we can see, if someone asks for Asar Salaat according to his Asar time, the other one could say, no ... no ... no it is not my Asar time, at the same place. My Asar time will start 30 minutes later.
Should we stand for Salaat side by side without any gap or we should say no ... no ... no our Asar time will start 30 minutes later, at the same place.
What should we do if we go for Haj? Should we join the Salaat behind Imaam Kabaa, one of the followers of Imaam Shafee, or we should offer our Salaat separately 30 minutes LATER?
We know there are several groups of people offering their Salaat differently.
Should we unite under one methodology for all Worships, for the Unity of Muslim. Can we do little sacrifice for the unity of Muslim. Regarding Worshiping Method, can we follow recent Imaam Kabaa, eventually Imaam Shafee (one of the four Imaam) and of course following Quraan, for the Unity of Muslim? Is there any thing wrong in it? Or will we be out of Islaam by doing that? If not, then why don't we join together for the development of United Ummah.
Allah said in sutra AL-ANAAM verse 159:
Those who divide their religion and break up into sects, they don't have any thing in ISLAAM.
I invite you all, to come to one metholody for all Worships ( of course according to Quraan). I also invite you to tell others as well.
If you DIFFER in anything (Faith, Salaat, Sayaam, Zakaat, etc.) amongst yourself, then REFER to Allah and his Messenger (Quraan), if you really believe in Allah and in the Last Day. That is better and more suitable for determinations. [Al_Quraan_004.059]
Call yourself Muslims: (No Shiaa no Sunnee, Islaam is Unity)
And strive for Allah with the endeavor, which is His (Allah’s) right. He (Allah) has chosen you and has imposed no difficulties (hardship) on you in religion. It is the faith of your father Abraham (Peace-Be-Upon-Him) (is yours). It is He (Allah) Who named you Muslims, both before and in this (Scripture), that the Messenger may be witness against you, and that you may be witness against mankind. So establish regular Prayer (Worship), pay the poor due (Charity), and hold fast to Allah. He (Allah) is your Protecting Friend. A blessed Patron and a blessed Helper. [Al_Quraan_022.078]
(Don’t Call yourself Shiaa, Sunnee, Berelvee, Deubandee, Ahle-Hadees etc, Just call yourself Muslims, since Allah named you as Muslims)
Either You are with the United Prayers in Islaam
or Against the United Prayers in Islaam