بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful
Perfect Unity of Muslim Ummah
by Irshad Mahmood - Director, Siraat-al-Mustaqeem Dawah Centre
Globally Reformation of Muslim Ummah
Islaam is a Practical Religion
Quraan is One <--->
Siraat_ul_Mustaqeem is One
One Ummah <---> One Islaam <---> One Voice <---> One Worshipping Method
Look how badly Ummah is facing record breaking disasters like Tsunami, Earthquake, Flood, Cruel Ruler etc., one of the reason is many sects among us. It is time to Globally Reformation of Muslim Ummah. BUT we cannot Globally Reform the Ummah, unless we do Locally Reformation of Muslim Ummah.
You Might be the barrier preventing people from coming towards Islaam, if you are not Perfectly United:
As per Sheikh Steve Rockwel a student of Sheikh Ahmed Dedaat on Saturday 10-NOV-2007 on Call of the Minaret program on Vision TV in Toronto, ON, Canada. Recently a big group of Japanese people were just about to embrace Islaam BUT when they saw the two groups in Islaam, one Indian-Pakistani-Bangladeshi Origin (Hanafee followers) and the other of Indonesian-Malaysian origin (Shaffaee followers), they got confused and changed their mind. Please stop dividing Islaam and become bridges for those who want to embrace Islaam by joining to perfect unity of the Muslim Ummah.
Locally Reformation of Muslim Ummah:
Key Point on Locally Reforming the Muslim Ummah is NOT to divide ourselves even for any single issue and leave the Community. Yes Five Fingers are not equal, but it doesn't mean we have to leave the Community. That is the Key point when Shaitaan can enter into our heart and breakup into sects. Even if some one is agree on only one issue, BISMILLAH and Jazaak Allah Khair for him / her to join the Unity. We need to remember the following Ayaat.
As for those who Divide their Religion and break up into Sects, thou hast NO part (Not Muslim any More) in them in the least: their affair is with Allah. He will in the end tell them the truth of all that they did." (Al_Quraan_006:159)
Lets look at some history of Pakistan. After Pakistan got independence, Jamat-e-Islami under Maulana Maudoodee, started going for election, BUT then Dr. Israr Ahmed gone separate and started his own Tanzeem-e-Islami, only because of one reason, that Jamat-e-Islami started going for the election, what Dr. Israr Ahmed mentioned in one of his lecture. There are some other cases where they may never get united because of several differences including those who never gone for election. As you can see still in Pakistan they were not able to established a complete Islaamic Sharia Law, till AUGUST year 2005. Allah already mentioned that if you dispute you will lose your power as in the following Ayaat.
And obey Allah and His Messenger and do not dispute among yourselves, for then you will be weak in hearts and your power will depart, and be patient; surely Allah is with the patient. (Al_Quraan_008.046)
General Public is now very confused and don't know where to go and what to do, so many of them started giving vote to Non-Islaamic Party. The blame goes back to many Islaamic Party, who are they still Dispute and there Powerful Strength is Weaken. Remember Vote is also a testimony. Yes all Islaamic Party must reform themselves now before it gets too late. General Public must support the one to whom they understand that they are sincerely promising to establish Islamic Sharia Law. This way at least General Public may get relief on this issue on the day of Judgment. Allah knows the best.
O you who believe! be careful of your duty to Allah and be with the true ones. (Al_Quraan_009.119)
Those who get separated because of this voting issue, or those who never came to join the voting system as well as those who are widely divided, they need to realize that we are living in a Global Community, so willingly or not willingly we need to go for voting system till we unite and manage to establish Islaamic Sharia Law. Think for an example, I live in Canada, so I have to obey its federal as well as its provincial laws, of course, I have to keep following my faith as well in my house and where ever I go out. Similarly we need to follow Global Laws in this NEW Global Village as well. By doing this, there is a clear sign that we might achieve our goal and be able to establish Islaamic Sharia Law, and as an example, in the province of NWFP, Pakistan, they were able to locally established some of the Islaamic Sharia Law and still far to go. This thing proves that there is a peaceful way through present Democracy to change the whole system into TRUE Islaamic Sharia Law, BUT before that we need to educate the Ummah. Below are few steps, which I understand is good to follow.
First step for Locally Reformation starts from Education. First Educate yourself, then your family and friends Immediately and don't delay. Now you don't have any choice left other than to educate yourself, since the fast growing scientific communication is widely available. Many information are available easily including just for FREE. Many Muslims are doing FREE Dawah only for the sake of Allah.
Second Step is to Reform your home according to Islaamic Sharia Law Immediately and don't delay.
Third Step is to Reform your local community according to Islaamic Sharia Law Immediately and don't delay.
Globally Reformation of Muslim Ummah:
Globally Reforming the Muslim Ummah is NOT too different from Local one, and after Local Reformation we need to work for Global Reformation, in very similar fashion.
Help those who are working for the Reformation of Muslim Ummah:
It is your duty to help those who are working for the Reformation of Muslim Ummah Locally and Globally in a peaceful manner. First look at around your local community and start educating them in the peaceful way. Then follow the steps of Local and Global Reformation of Muslim Ummah as mentioned above.
O you who believe! be careful of your duty to Allah and be with the true ones. (Al_Quraan_009.119)
Education is the First Key to Open the Lock:
Remember Sir Syed Ahmed Khan in India started educating local Muslims and build Alighar School, which later became University. That was the key for the success of Muslim Ummah in those local area. So start Educating Muslim Ummah now before it gets too late.
Read in the name of your Lord Who created. He created man from a clot. Read and your Lord is Most Honorable, Who taught (to write) with the pen. Taught man what he knew not. (Al_Quraan_096.001-096.005)
Allah wants us to UNITE IMMEDIATELY so Don’t Delay:
And (remember, O children of Israel) when We made a covenant with you and caused the Mount to tower above you, (saying): Hold fast that which We have given you, and remember that which is therein, that you may ward off (evil). [Al_Quraan_002.063]
If Muslims fear Allah and sincerely and actively work together to Unite, Inshaa Allah, time will come and we all will be United, Inshaa Allah. In the past, may be due to lack of communications people divided into sects. May be due to unavailability of Books and Materials, it was difficult to remember every things by heart. Thanks to our Ulemaas, who work hard, at least provided good knowledge to us, to keep us as Muslim. I am proud of many Islamic Scholars and Ulemaas, who sincerely transferred as much knowledge as they could in the past, in difficult time and when it was hard to do communications. It is human nature to forget things. May be one Scholar forgets some thing in the past and the other Scholar forgets some other things and causes dividing into sects. Now is the Really time to Get United Effectively and Sincerely for the Love of Allah and Allah only.
Generally people learn from their parent and society or sect and he believes that, what he is doing is right. Because of these problems, he is so rigid and never ever thinks to change himself. Lets see what Allah says in Quraan about them.
When they are told to follow the (Revelation) that has sent down, they say: nay, we shall follow the ways that we found our fathers (following). What if it is Satan beckoning them to the Penalty of the (Blazing) Fire? [Al_Quraan_031.021]
Think again, why we Muslims are still behaving like blinds and why Allah's anger is on the rise on Muslims. Disasters are coming one after another like Tsunami, Earthquake, Flood, Cruel Ruler etc. and destroying us, one group at a time and who knows next will be yours. It is only the concept that I am right. Islaam spread from Makkah al-Mukarramah ( مكة المكرمة) to the rest of the world and not the other way.
Take an example, if a new person becomes Muslim, from north west (ALASKA, USA) or south west (Argentina) or North East (Japan) or South East (New Zealand or Australia), What method of worship he should follow???. Why are we creating so many confusions to new Muslims??? When will we open our eyes???
In India, Pakistan, and Iran we have Shiaa, Sunnee, Berelvee, Deubandi, Ahle-Hadees and much more. Every group saying they are really following Quraan and every group is giving clear reference from Quraan.
Where should this new Muslim go to learn the method of worshiping, India, Pakistan, or Iran.???
My suggestion will be to go to Makkah al-Mukarramah ( مكة المكرمة), the Center of the world Land wise. and obviously the Center of Islaam to Learn the One Global Worshipping Method from the people of Makkah, who are following Imaam Shafi.
I believe that Allah has to keep the religion Islaam till the day of judgment and there will be no new religion. I also believe that Allah is one, Rasool Allah(Peace-Be-Upon-Him) is one, Quraan is one and so the worshiping method is one.
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? If you are not coming to this unity, then may be you are the main problem we are facing in Uniting the Muslim Ummah, if there is nothing wrong on this unity.
According to your methodology, will the followers of Imaam Shafee go to hell? If not, why don’t you join to follow Imaam Shafee for the Perfect Unity of Muslim Ummah. This is the key point on Uniting Muslim Ummah.
Allah wants us to be United Perfectly:
If you DIFFER in anything (Faith, Salaat, Sayaam, Zakaat, Hajj, etc.) amongst yourself, then REFER to Allah and his Messenger, if you really believe in Allah and in the Last Day. That is better and more suitable for determinations. [Al_Quraan_004.059]
Weather you believe or not, our Foundation (Worshipping Method) is widely divided into several sects. Not only every group, believing on, that they are right, BUT every person practically believe that he is right, and perfect, so he is acting accordingly.
Check your Faith, Kalimah, Salaat, Sayaam, Zakaat, Hajj, etc (Every Act including Worship). Think again, why you are different from other Muslims. First see yourself, may be you are not Correct.
Only No Innovations, No Additions or Subtractions in our Faith, Kalimah, Salaat, Sayaam, Zakaat, Hajj, etc. will brought us to Perfect Unity.
Cross Marriage between Arabs and Non-Arabs might be very helpful to come closer.
Dividing into Sects:
As for those who Divide their Religion and break up into Sects, thou hast NO part (Not Muslim any More) in them in the least: their affair is with Allah. He will in the end tell them the truth of all that they did." [Al_Quraan_006.159]
Desiring a religion other than Islaam:
O you 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 anyone desires a religion OTHER than Islaam (Submission to Allah), NEVER will it be accepted of him: and in the Hereafter he will be in the rank of those who have LOST (their selves in the hell of fire). [Al_Quraan_003.085]
Change yourself NOW Before it gets Too LATE:
Verily Allah will never change the condition of a people until they (first) change it themselves. [Al_Quraan_013.011]
And if you turn away, Allah will exchange you for some another people, and they will not be like you. [Al_Quraan_047.038]
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)
If you DIFFER in anything (Faith, Salaat, Sayaam, Zakaat, etc.) amongst yourself, then REFER to Allah and his Messenger, if you really believe in Allah and in the Last Day. That is better and more suitable for determinations. [Al_Quraan_004.059]
Enter into Islaam Completely (Perfectly, 100%). (Al_Quraan_002.208)
May Allah UNITE all Muslims. AMEEN.
If you will Unite in one Day, Allah help may come after one Day.
If you will Unite in one Week, Allah help may come after one Week.
If you will Unite in one Month, Allah help may come after one Month.
If you will Unite in one Year, Allah help may come after one Year.
If you will Unite in one Century, Allah help may come after one Century.
If you will Unite Verbally, Allah help may come Verbally.
If you will Unite Practically, Allah help may come Practically.