A Plea for Islamic Unity
This brief article recognizes that currently the Islamic community (Ummah) is far from unity and urges all to strive and work hard to achieve the ideal unity as depicted in the Holy Qur’an
“Surely, this Ummah of yours is a single Ummah, and I am your Lord, therefore worship Me (and no other).” (21:92)
The above verse points to an ideal, which is currently not being met. If we look at the current state of the ummah (the global Islamic community), we can clearly see that generally speaking, it is far from a “community”. The disunity within the ummah is very apparent for all to see; Muslims are making false claims against one another, creating hostility, preaching hatred and even killing one another, as we can see from the ongoing sectarian violence in countries like Pakistan and Iraq. The ummah is in a desperate situation and in dire need of reform.
Defining Islamic Unity
It is essential that we define what is meant by “