This is an important topic to discuss by all Muslims. Allah has ordered all Muslims to unite. Allah orders us to hold to the rope of Allah. Unity of Muslims is the result of our actions and not the aim of our actions. Unity is not our aim but unity is the consequences of our correct actions. Our aim is to obey Allah and our intention in obeying Allah is only to please Allah. When Muslims obey all the commandments of Allah with the intention to please Allah, Allah will make the Muslims united. Muslims will not unite simply because we told them to unite. We can give lengthy lectures on unity but unity will not come to the Muslims. Muslims will have unity only when they have Allah in their heart and the actions of Muhammad s.a.w in their limbs. Unity is the binding of heart between peoples. The heart will only bind when the hearts have the love of Allah. When there is the love of Allah in our heart, we are united. When we have Allah in our heart, we will do everything because it is the order of Allah and our intention of doing it is only to please Allah.
Each one of us can have the love of Allah. All of us can have the love of Allah when we do good actions. In order to do good actions we do not need to be rich or powerful, as we only require times to do good actions. On basis other than the love of Allah, Muslims cannot unite. Muslims cannot unite based on race, language and wealth. Muslims can only unite based on the love of Allah. When the Muslims have in their heart the love of Allah, they will unite. How to make the Muslims to unite is to make the Muslims to do the work that Allah has ordered the Muslims to do and when Muslims do that work, Allah will be in the heart of all Muslims.
Having the love other than Allah in the heart of Muslims cannot make the Muslims to unite. When in the heart of Muslims there are loves other than the love of Allah the Muslim forever cannot unite. The love of wealth, land and positions will not make the Muslims to unite. The loves other than Allah will disunite the Muslims. Muslims scholars and leaders are only giving lectures on unity but they do not ask the Muslims to do the work that bring Allah in the heart of the Muslims. The work to bring the love of Allah in the heart of Muslims is missing in action. The Muslims are not doing the works that Allah has promised to put His love in the heart of Muslims. It really causes a great tragedy to the Muslims when the Muslims do not do the work that brings the love of Allah into their heart. As a result, even among the Arab as well as among the Malay Muslims they are not united. We cannot unite the Arabs and the Malays Muslims and we cannot unite all the Muslims in the whole world. Since the works that make the love of Allah to enter our hearts is missing in the life of a Muslims there is no unity among Muslims. Muslims leaders and scholars are calling for unity of Muslims for decades but they do not ask the Muslims to do the work upon which the love of Allah will enter the heart of the Muslims. When in our heart there is loves other than Allah even if we make hours of lectures on the unity of the Muslims the unity among Muslims remain a dream.
Nowadays Muslims are only interested in lectures and seminars on the unity of Muslims. Thousands of words without works will not bring any result. In order to bring results Muslims must work and the work must be correct and accepted by Allah. The Muslims leaders and scholars must call the Muslims to do the works that bring the love of Allah in their heart and they themselves must do the work. When the Muslims scholars and leaders do the work then the general Muslims will follow.
The Muslims scholars and leaders must not make themselves busy in giving lectures, seminars and forum only and the Muslims busy listening to their lectures and seminars. They must make the Muslims busy doing the work that brings the love of Allah in their hearts. As long as the Muslims having the love other than Allah in their heart, the Muslims will be forever, disunite.
On the understanding that the unity of Muslims is achieve when we give them good and effective lectures the Muslims are busy conducting seminars, lectures and forum at all times. Until and unless all the Muslims do the work that brings the love of Allah in their heart, the Muslims will not unite as an Ummah. Mere talks, lectures, seminars and forum on unity will not bring unity. We should talk less and work more like our Prophet Muhammad s.a.w. Lectures are to make ourselves and the Muslims to do the work like our Prophet Muhammad s.a.w. Lectures are to make the Muslims to accept the work of Prophet Muhammad s.a.w as their work CLICK. A nowadays-common practice, a person gives lecture only for giving lectures and at the end of the lecture, all those who attended the lecture have food together. The aim of our lectures should be to make the Muslims to stand firm with the work of Prophet Muhammad s.a.w CLICK . Because of this, Muslims nowadays are busy only with giving lectures and listening to lectures and are not busy with the work of Prophet Muhammad s.a.w.
The work that renewed our love towards Allah CLICK and diminishing our love towards other than Allah is the work of reminding the Muslims about the meaning of the Great Kalimah CLICK , there is no God except Allah and our success is in the obedience to the orders of Allah. The work that increase our believe or love towards Allah and the Prophet is the work of inviting the non-Muslims to accept and to recite the Great Kalimah, there is no God except Allah and Muhammad is the Prophet of Allah. The detailed on how the work should be done I have explained on my previous articles on the topic, the work of renewing Iman CLICK and the work of increasing Iman CLICK. When the Muslims, do both the work of increasing iman and the work of renewing iman, the love of Allah will be forever in the heart of all Muslims. When Allah is the hearts of the Muslims, they will be obedience to the orders of Allah. When the Muslims are obedience to the orders of Allah, they are holding strong to the ropes of Allah and they are united.
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