Tuesday, 2 July 2013

Muslims As Brothers And One Ummah

Muslims As Brothers And One Ummah

Bismillah Hir Rehman Ir Raheem
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The Holy Prophet declared brotherhood between the Muslims. He first announced this after his hijrat (Migration) from Makkah to Madinah. After migration the Prophet found that there was cultural and economic disparity among the Ansar and the Muhajirin. So with the guidance of Allah, the Prophet announced one day that he was going to establish the bond of brotherhood between the Ansar and the Muhajirin. He gathered the two groups at the mosque and then started calling out the name of one Muhajir and one Ansar, and declared them to be brothers of each other. Referring to this bond of brotherhood, Allah says: “Those who believed, migrated and fought in the way of Allah [i.e., the Muhajirin], and those who gave shelter and helped [i.e., the Ansar]—they are the true believers, for them is forgiveness and a noble sustenance...” (8:75)

Quran says in this regard:
"The believers are nothing else than brothers. So make reconciliation between your brothers, and fear Allah, that you may receive mercy." [Al-Hujjurat, 49:10]

“O you who believe! Avoid most of the suspicious [thoughts about other Muslims].” (49:12)

"And hold fast, all of you together, to the Rope of Allah and be not divided among yourselves, and remember Allah's Favour on you, for you were enemies one to another but He joined your hearts together, so that, by His Grace, you became brethren, and you were on the brink of a pit of Fire, and He saved you from it. Thus Allah makes His Ayat clear to you, that you may be guided." [Al-Imran, 3:103]

Several Hadith can narrate us the importance of Islamic brotherhood. These can include

1- The Prophet SAW said: "You will not enter paradise until you believe, and you will not believe until you love one another. Shall I not guide you to something which if you carry out you will love one another? Spread salaam amongst yourselves." [Muslim]

2- The Prophet SAW said: "Each of you is the mirror of his brother, so if he sees a fault in him he should wipe it away from him." [Tirmidhi]

3- "Every Muslim has five rights over another Muslim: to return the greetings, to visit the sick, to accompany funeral processions, to accept an invitation, and to respond to the one that sneezes." [Bukhari & Muslim]

4- "The Believers, in their mutual love, mercy and compassion, are like one body: if one organ complained, the rest of the body develops a fever." [Bukhari & Muslim]

5- The Prophet SAW said about brotherhood: "None of you truly believes until he loves for his brother what he loves for himself." [Bukhari & Muslim]

When giving commands regarding the Islamic Brotherhood, the Qur'an uses a beautiful style with a profound message. Instead of saying, "greet each other" it says, "greet yourself." [An-Nur 24:61]. Instead of saying, "do not defame each other," it says, "do not defame yourself." [Al-Hujurat 49:11]. Instead of saying, "do not kill each other," it says, "do not kill yourself." [An-Nisaa 4:29]. The message is clear: Whatever is happening to others in the Brotherhood, is actually happening to yourself. Any aggression against any part of the Brotherhood is an aggression against all of it.

May Allah Guide Us All Ameen

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