100. What is our obligation towards the enemy?
The Qur’an calls for unity of Muslims:
وَاعْتَصِمُوا بِحَبْلِ اللَّـهِ جَمِيعًا وَلَا تَفَرَّقُوا
“And hold you fast to God's bond, together, and do not scatter.”1
And also ordered against division
وَلَا تَنَازَعُوا فَتَفْشَلُوا
“And do not quarrel together and so lose heart, and your power depart.”2
Let’s have a look at two examples:
Rain drops on their own have no strength but once they come together and form a stream and then a river, it can have such power that if not contained, can cause serious damage and if harnessed such as using a damn, can turn a huge turbine to generate tens of megawatts of electrical power for civil and industrial use.
Each hand has five fingers, but against the enemy can join together to form a fist to strike the chest of the enemy. Each finger is an individual that stands alone and separate from the other, one long the other short, one slim and the other fat, and if any of them is missing, some of our daily tasks will remain incomplete. For example, without the thumb, one is unable to do up a button or hold a pen to write something.