Islam means – Complete Submission to the Will of Allah. There is no but, if or else. Once you have declared yourself a Muslim then you have to abide by the Commands of Allah and Rasulallah (salallahoAlaiheWasalam), specially when the commands are very clear and unambiguous. As mentioned in Quran “O’ Who believe! Enter into Islam whole-heartedly; and follow not the footsteps of the evil one; for he is to you an avowed enemy” (Surah Al-Baqara, verse 208).
In another place Allah commands Muslims “Whatever the Apostle gives you accept it; and whatever he forbids you, refrain from it. And fear Allah, for Allah is strict in punishment”. and numerous places Allah said ” Obey Allah and His Messenger”. From all the above Verses it is very clear that Muslims have to follow commands of Allah and His messenger in order to success here and after. Let see what medicine Quran gives for the unity. In Quran Allah Said ” And hold fast, all together, by the rope of Allah and be not divided among themselves” (Al-Quran: Surah Al-e-Imran, Verse 103). All the Scholars of Islam are agreed the Rope of Allah is Quran and the Sunnah of Prophet (salallahoAlaiheWasalam). And let not to forget the famous Hajja-tul-wida serman by our beloved prophet Muhammad (SalallahoAlaiheWasalam) in which he said ” …. Arabs has no superiority over non-Arabs and Non-Arabs have no Superiority over Arabs, You are all equal except by piety and good actionâ€¦â€¦.. .I leave behind me two things, the Qur’an and my example, the Sunnah and if you follow these you will never go astrayâ€¦” (Prophet’s Last Sermon) “.
Unity of Muslim Ummah is not in celebrating Eid on same day throughout
the World but the Unity of Ummah is in following the Quran and Sunnah of
our beloved prophet Muhammad (salallahoAlaiheWasalam). If each and
every Muslim starts following the Commands of Allah Ta’ala and His Habib
Muhammad (SalallahoAlaiheWasalam) then Unity among Muslims will prevail
by itself. Today why Muslims all over the world are in misery and so
divided, even in a places where they celebrate Eid on one day? it’s
because Muslim have stopped practicing Islam and does not give any
importance to the Sunnah of the prophet (salallahoAlaiheWasalam).
History has witnessed that whenever Muslims have followed the Quran and
the Practices of the prophet (SalallahoAlaiheWasalam), they were united
and had ruled the world.
No doubt every Muslim likes to have Unity but at what cost? By abandoning the path of our Prophet and his companions! If we keep demolishing the sunnah of our beloved Prophet (SallalaHoAlaiHeWassalam) one by one in the name of modernization and unity then what will be left at the end? Imaan without Amal!
Living in America does not mean that we are free to break rules for our convenience that has been set by Quran and Hadith. Take for example this situation, Most Muslims in America are in their offices during Zuhur and Asr prayers. They do not get time to pray, but can we make Ijma (concenses among muslims) to let those muslims be excused for these prayers. In the same way, even if all the Muslims in the world decided to change the percent of Zakat from 2.5% to 1% , can they do that? Similarly, starting of Ramadan and celebrating Eid is a clear matter established by Quran and Sunnah and there is no room for personal opinions or Ijma of Ummah, And can this rule be extended to other established matters? Absolutely not, otherwise it will create a fitna that will have no bounds. Unity of Ummah is in following the Quran and Sunnah of our Prophet (SalallahoAlaiHeWasallam) as declared by Allah Ta’ala in Quran-ul-hakeem ” And hold fast, all together, by the rope of Allah and be not divided among themselves” (Al-Quran: Surah Al-e-Imran, Verse 103). “he who obeys the messenger has indeed obeyed Allah” (Surah al-Nisa, verse-80).
We sincerely appeal to all Muslims to follow in the path of Shariah. The Shariah that was established by our Prophet Muhammad (SalallahoAlaiHeWasallam) and those who followed him to bring Islam to our generation. Such Sharia is the only gaurantee that our “Ibadah” will be accepted by Allah Subhana Ta’ala.
[Wama Alaina Illalbalah – Our job is to convey the message, May Allah Ta’ala give us courage to accept the truth.]