How to Unify the Muslims – Shaikh Fawzaan



Shaikh Fawzaan answered the following question on the radio program “Nur alaa ad-Darb”


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Question: Splitting and differing have overtaken the Ummah in this present time of ours so how can we unite the Muslims upon good and leave off differing and splitting?


Shaikh Fawzaan: That will come from calling to agreeing with and uniting upon the truth and (agreeing with and uniting) upon the correct belief.  That happens at the hands of the Scholars and rectifiers.  That happens at the hands of the Scholars and rectifiers -those who call to unity and to leaving off splitting and differing for other than the truth. Rather (that differing which occurs) due to (following) desires, or due to (loyalty) based on partisanship and groups.  All of this (blameworthy splitting and differing) should be left off.  And the Muslims should unite as one group, as one nation.


Truly! This, your Ummah [Sharia or religion (Islâmic Monotheism)] is one religion, and I am your Lord, therefore worship Me (Alone). [Tafsîr Ibn Kathîr]”1 (Al-Anbiya 21:92)


And hold fast, all of you together, to the Rope of Allâh (i.e. this Qur’ân), and be not divided among yourselves” (3:103)


So it is upon the Muslims to remember this.  It is upon the rectifying callers to act upon this.  The callers nowadays are many.  As are the organizations for calling, etc.  But there is splitting.  The callers aren’t acting on this matter (to hold onto the Rope of Allaah – the Quran and Sunnah – and not split away from it) and they are not giving it importance.  Rather, perhaps many of them say:


This is freedom of beliefs”, or “This is freedom of opinion”, or what is similar to that – this is not permissible (to say since these are innovated ideas which contradict the legislation that the Creator sent down)


It is obligatory upon them:


After calling to tawheed (monotheism) and making all worship sincerely for Allaah only, that they rectify (matters amongst themselves)


So fear Allâh and adjust all matters of difference among you” (8:1)


There is no good in most of their secret talks save (in) him who orders Sadaqah (charity in Allâh’s Cause), or Ma’rûf (Islâmic Monotheism and all the good and righteous deeds which Allâh has ordained), or conciliation between mankind, and he who does this, seeking the good Pleasure of Allâh, We shall give him a great reward.” (An-Nisa 4:114)


And the saying of Allaah, The Most High (translated):


And if two parties or groups among the believers fall to fighting, then make peace between them both, but if one of them rebels against the other, then fight you (all) against the one that which rebels till it complies with the Command of Allâh; then if it complies, then make reconciliation between them justly, and be equitable. Verily! Allâh loves those who are equitable.  The believers are nothing else than brothers (in Islâmic religion). So make reconciliation between your brothers.” (49:9-10)


So it is not permissible for us to remain upon differing.  Because this rips apart our unity, destroys our strength, and splits our cohesiveness, and emboldens the enemy against us.


As for the one who says:


We unite upon what we agree and pardon each other concerning that which we differ”


Then this is a corrupt principle which is not correct.  We must unite upon the truth, upon the correct belief, upon good Islamic behavior. Not splitting due to opinions, desires, groups or parties.  These groups have engulfed the Ummah and enmity has occurred between them. This is what the enemies want.  They are the ones who fuel this differing and they are the ones who encourage it and perhaps also make money from it.








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