Unity: A religious duty

The Qur’an says, “Hold fast, all together, to Allah’s cord, and do not be divided.” [Qur’an, 3:103] Holding fast to Allah’s cord is every Muslim’s duty, but the Qur’an does not consider advising people to hold fast to Allah’s cord to be enough. It tells us to hold fast as a community and says, “all together.” This community spirit and unity is another religious obligation. [Aug. 21, 2006]

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The honorable Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) has been the greatest source of unity during all periods of Islam. He can also be the source of unity today, because the majority of Muslims’ belief in this holy, noble being is intertwined with affection and love. Therefore, this noble person is the center and pivot of all Muslims’ emotions and beliefs. This centrality is a cause for the love in the hearts of the Muslims and closeness of Islamic sects. [Oct. 16, 1989]

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What is meant by Islamic unity is not making all Islamic beliefs and religions one. The field for debate between religions, Islamic beliefs, theological beliefs and opinions in jurisprudence is a field of science, a field of jurisprudential and theological debates. What is meant by the unity of the Islamic world is an absence of disputes, “…do not dispute, or you will lose heart.” [Qur’an, 8:46]  [Aug. 21, 2006]

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