Monday, March 22, 2010

Sunni Shia Brotherhood

Muslims should realize that the divide between Sunni and Shia is purely a political disagreement over who would succeed the Prophet Muhammad(pbh) as the leader of the Muslim community. It was not a fundamental rift in religious ideology. Sunnis believe that he did not designate a successor and left it to the community to decide; while Shia believed that Ali, the cousin and son-in-law of the Prophet, was chosen by the Prophet to succeed him. Initially, though, there weren’t any doctrinal differences. Over time, this split developed and eventually there arose some points of religious disagreement. But Shia brothers should realise that the first 3 Qulafa did not cause any harm to the cause of Islam, for e.g Abubakar (ra) was so steadfast in preserving one of the pillars viz. Zakath, that he was prepared to wage jihad as he famously said to his detractors, "even the whole so called Muslims stand against me, I will not budge an iota and will not allow to demolish the pillar of Zakath" and it is a historical fact that all the 4 Qualfa Rashidoon exemplified by their simple & pious life. The character of a person is best manifested by his honesty, simplicity and fear of Allah. They never amassed public wealth and were not behind hunger of fame, leadership, grandeur or false pride. They stood for justice and strived to estabilish rule of Shariah according to the tenets of Islam.
Islam vehemently forbids monarchy as the basic concept of Islamic rule and in no way it is hereditary, the rule of Islam is Democracy, the will of people prevails provided it does not conflict with the Islamic tenets. Islam advocates equitable distribution of wealth generated from Natural resources, as it is Allah's gift to humanity and it does not belong to any coterie. These were strictly adhered by 4 Qulafa Rashidoon. In the later years Omar bin Abdul Aziz (ra) also revived the practice of true Islamic rule.
Today the need of the time is to reestablish the rule of Islam according to the concept of Imam and in this contest Abubaker(ra), Omar(ra),Osman(ra) & Ali(ra) are the earlier Imams who spent their lives for the cause of Islam. Except Abubakar(ra), all were assasinated because of conspiracies hatched by enemies of Islam, however it is tragic that disunity errupted due to Sunni Shia and it is real irony as both Sunni Shia will be answerable to Allah & will be held responsible for breaking the unity of Ummah, which is a very grave sin in Shariah. Even if they pray and perform all the required Ibadah and then they indulge in infighting in the name of Sunni Shia, no doubt all their ibadah will go waste as Unity is fundamental to Islamic way of life.
Before turning to the more external obstacles in the path of the realization of unity, it is important to make clear that unity in the Islamic context does not mean uniformity. If God had wished to create a single nation or people , He would have done so, whereas the Qur’an asserts clearly, "O mankind! Lo! We have created you male and female, and have made you nations and tribes that ye may know one another." (Qur’an; xlix, 13). Unity on the human level means integration of diverse elements, whether they be the male and the female, various ethnic groups, tribes or social classes into a whole by means of a higher principle in the same way that inwardly unity does not mean the destruction of the various tendencies of the soul or thoughts in the mind, but their integration which bestows wholeness upon the human being.

Sunni Shia Brotherhood

O you who believe! Obey Allah, and obey the Messenger, and those vested with authority over you ('ul ul-'amr minkum). And if you quarrel about something, refer it to Allah and the Messenger.(4:59 Holy Quran)

Dear Sunni/Shia Brothers, The quote of the Holy Quran will suffice us to erase the differences, otherwise we will be transgressing the teachings of Holy Quran. The fundamental basis is to follow the 5 pillars of Islam, which fortunately is followed by both Sunni/Shia. Once we consider ourselves as Muslim brothers of ONE Umma, viz.ISLAM, then it is too horrendous to commit act of killing each other in the name of differences cropping up in the name of Qilafa succession. The stupendous demand of ISLAM is Unity of Momineen/Muslimeen!!!!

SHIA brothers too should consider the sacrifices of Abubacker (raziallahu) & Omar (Raziallahu) and an Unbiased ISLAMIC history vouch for their simple living. For instance the title "Siddiq"appended to Abubaker (ra) is for his close proximity and unflinching loyalty/sacrifice to Prophet Muhammed(PBH) and during the fall of Jerusalem the role of Omar (ra) is well documented, how without shedding a drop of blood the keys of Jerusalem was handed over to Omar(ra) because of his simplicity of wearing robe fully patched and and his accomplice riding the camel and Omar(ra) walking, inspite of being a Qalifa!

Omar(ra) himself has said about the greatness of Ali(ra), Had there been no Ali(ra), long time Omar(ra) would have died! Omar(ra) meant here, the moral support & guidance given by Ali(ra) to Omar(ra) during his Qilafate, speaks to Omar(ra) respect to Ali(ra).

Similarly my Sunni/Shia brothers should consider under what circumstances civil wars broke out between 1) Aysha(ra) & Ali (ra) 2) Ali (ra) & Muawia.

The lineage of Umiya >Abusufyan>Muawia>Yazid is a dubious part of Islamic history.
Umiya was the most bitter enemy of Prophet Muhammed(PBH), Abusufyan reverted to Islam when he was totally routed , Muawia encouraging the ascension of Yazid, who massacred ahle baith led by Imam Hussain(ra) speak to the savagery enacted leading to the irreprable schism in Islam, leading to the rise of Shiaism!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Greek Archbishop Calling for Shia-Sunni Unity!!!!!!


Call for Iran-Arab Harmony(SHIA-SUNNI HARMONY)

Archbishop of the Greek Catholic Church of Baalbek in Lebanon Tuesday(16/03/2010) said Israel’s political ploys will be thwarted by resolving inter-Arab conflicts along with the differences between Arabs and Iran.
“Conditions in the Middle East are not good because of provocations by the affluent class and oppressive decision-makers.
The wealth of the region, instead of being spent on alleviating poverty, creating jobs, fighting disease and creating acceptable living standards…are being used to buy weapons, incite clan seditions and promote terrorism,” added Elias Rahal, IRNA reported.
He referred to the tensions among regional countries, especially between Iran and its pro-western Arab neighbors.
“All this is the product of ploys by the Zionists and their patrons in the west and among Arab and Islamic countries. Small wonder some radical religious groups promote terror in the regional countries,” he complained.
He called for unity among Muslim communities across frontiers and said this (solidarity) should be a priority of the Muslim states.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Sunni Shia Brotherhood

Sunni Brothers should consider Shia Brothers coming under Muslim Umma and vice versa.
The simple fact, Shia brothers have been performing Haj for centuries without any hindrance from Sunni rulers in Mecca, because Sunni Ulema consider Shia as a part of Muslim Umma.

Shia Brothers do have reservations about the three Qulafa Rashideen, viz.Abubacker,Umar & Osman Razialla anhuma. Considering Islamic history of those times, we as Muslims should leave those mishappenings to the will of Almighty Allah, He will deal sternly with those who were responsible for divisions in Islamic Ummah. Allah only knows the truth. After all the Qulafaur Rashideen were Momins, who sacrificed a lot for the cause of Islam.

Battles of Jamal & Saffain were the most tragic incidence in Islamic history and these were due to deep consipiracy sowed by the enemies of Islam, who were hypocrytes in those days, so it was difficult to identify the real Muslims.
The Holy Quran says:
3:103 And hold fast all together by the rope of Allah and be not divided among yourselves, and remember with gratitude Allah’s favor on you, for you were enemies and He joined your hearts in love so that by His grace you became brethren, and you were on the brink of the pit of fire and He saved you from it. Thus does Allah make his signs clear to you, that you may be guided.

3:104 And let there arise out of you a band of people inviting to all that is good enjoining what is right and forbidding what is wrong, they are the ones to attain felicity.

3: 105
And be not like those who are divided among themselves and fall into disputations after receiving clear signs; for them is a dreadful penalty.


Sunni Shia Brotherhood

My Dear Sunni & Shia Umma!!!!
Let us Unite with reasoning, devoid of any baseless bias! Otherwise it will be a MAD (Mutual Assured Destruction) initiative!