There are number of questions to be answered in this regard but who is going to answer and to whom? No doubt there are number of sections in Muslim society,having different beliefs,faith and ideology towards their religion. Based on the educational and sociological past of Islam. These differences and can be rectified only by and on the basis of educational and social welfare of the Muslims and not by targeting or defaming each other. Quran is still in between us which is the symbol of unity and oneness.
By Syed Amjad Razvi
“And hold fast, all of you together, to the Rope of Allah (i.e. Qur’an), and be not divided among yourselves” (Aayat No. 103, Sarah Aali-Imran,) Chapter No. 3, Holy Quran.
In the above mentioned Aayat of the Holy Quran and revelation to our beloved Messenger of Allah Rasool-e- Akram saw, “O Mohmmad,tell your followers to hold the rope of unity ,be one and together not divided,your followers are brothers to each other in relation”.In this aayat we have been guided to maintain unity among the faith following brothers and create oneness as a Muslim.The word “UNITY” in the Holy Quran itself defines its meaning that how important it is especially for Muslim ummah. Why this word “UNITY” was introduced in the Holy Quran? What does the belief in one God ,has to do with this concept? There are number of such questions which are yet to be answered. But at the same time it is clear from the past history of Arabs that how they were divided on the basis of their tribe,clan,family,and status, which ruined their culture,traditions and society as a whole.There was no order in the society at all.
Then it was the result of Rasool-e-Pak saw’s hard work,appearance ,blessings, and sacrifices that unified the Arabs and non Arabs, Jews and Christains into one Muslim Ummah. Also their character played and important role for their unification.The concept of equality,peace, brotherhood,and unity developed new order in the society.There was no more existence of any differentiaton between any tribe,clan,family or status.Also the meaning and importance of the word”UNITY” was realised by the Muslims.
But after Rasool-e- Pak saw,some dark shades of the past society started taking birth again which resulted in number of clashes and wars, developed disintegration and new sections from Muslim ummah took birth.New schools of thought also came into existance.The formation of these schools had both educational and political ends but education was used as a means to achieve these political ends.But it is the Holy Quran which had kept the hope of unity still intact and alive.It is the book to which no believer has any doubt at all. It has helped to keep the nation united to alot extent. But poltical part of newly developed set up, played its negative role to divide the society also.During the propogation of Islam there were number of businessmen, traders who supported Islam in the form of finance and human capital meanwhile Islam emerged as a dominant religion on the Arab land. Muslims sacrified eveything for the sake of Islam.The Muslims used to pray and perfom Hajj near a place called Kaba which is the pracital symbol of unity among Muslims even today.
The Arab land is famous for its oil reserviours along with those countries who surround its borders.It has been the land of traders since from the past.Even today rich countries around the world purchase crued oil from Arab nations.The demand and supply of oil has developed competiton among these nations which has also created number of issues for them to deal with like national insecurity internally and externally as well. At the same time foreign powers want to take advantage of it.They are trying to create war like situation in the entire region through various means,especially targeting religious and cultural aspect of the Muslims, and dividing the Muslim ummah to which they have been successfull to alot extent. Foreign powers have been always plotting and framing conspiracies to create disturbance to the peace of the region.All this is done to get direct access and controll over the resource of this region and keep Muslims engaged in fighting with each other, which is infact going on at present in the Muslim world .We have problems in Palestine, conflict in Syria and Yeman, sanctions on Iran’s oil export etc at the hands of Suadi Arabia and few other nations,backed by America and Israel.Western and European nations are using their every possible card of politics to create discord among Muslims not only in the Arab region but also in other parts of the world. The worldwide crises and sufferings of the Muslim nations is the result of brutal and inhuman politics of these super powers. The ultimate goal of this politics is to acquire oil resources,so its also known as oil politics or oil game.This politics is not limited to oil only now but it has given birth to the new trade in the form of arms and ammunations. Few Arab nations are hungry of foreign support for arms trade.They justify it as a support to their foreign trade for oil exports and also as a matter of national security and national interest.This foreign support has made them so inhuman that,a Muslim country is exporting oil and trading for highly lethal weapons to kill his own Muslim brother without worrying and bothering at all.Even innocent children,men and women like we see in Syria and Yeman and other parts of the world are killed mercilessly.It is a trade at the cost of humanity.How would these nations understand the strategies and proxies of foreign powers? It is also a greed for market domination in the region. West is providing them arms to kill a faith follower and in return they provide them smooth access to the oil.Every nation is in a race to destroy the other socially ,politically and economically and the trend is still going on.The innocent people who are not the part of this game are getting victimised the most.However, there are few nations who understand the games and proxies of the West.They always try to highlight the issues and problems of the region which hamper the peace and stability.But the greed for resources have turned some nations blind. It is quite clear from the fact that superpower America has spent billions of dollars in the region to maintain its illegal control and kept blaming the governments and the leadership of the region for supporting terrorism.There were wars fought between the nations of the middle east and still uncertainities are going on.Muslims are facing a lot in other states like India ,Pakistan,Myanmar,China,Nigeria etc as well.
All the above mentioned facts of past and present are known to everyone,but the question still remains the same i.e why only Muslims all around world are being targeted? What are the reasons behind this that only a particular identity,culture and religion is getting victimized?Why are we muslims vulnerable to conflicts,wars, sufferings and crises.Why is a Muslim brother hungry for the blood of other?Why this trust deficit everywhere?
Why we forgot everything ? The only possible solution to all our problems worldwide is “UNITY” and nothing else.The social and educational transformation of Muslims societies is possible only through Unity.It is the key factor which would determine the welfare of the Muslim society.Islam teaches us,love,peace,justice,equality, respect and brotherhood and not hatred or terrorism.Unless and until we won’t get united we will be facing hardships and crises.
There are number of questions to be answered in this regard but who is going to answer and to whom? No doubt there are number of sections in Muslim society,having different beliefs,faith and ideology towards their religion. Based on the educational and sociological past of Islam. These differences and can be rectified only by and on the basis of educational and social welfare of the Muslims and not by targeting or defaming each other. Quran is still in between us which is the symbol of unity and oneness.It gives us a message of peace,love and respect for each other.What we face today is the result of not following the guidelines of the Holy Quran and Islam.Why we forgot everything ? The only possible solution to all our problems worldwide is “UNITY” and nothing else.The social and educational transformation of Muslims societies is possible only through Unity.It is the key factor which would determine the welfare of the Muslim society.Islam teaches us,love,peace,justice,equality, respect and brotherhood and not hatred or terrorism.Unless and until we won’t get united we will be facing hardships and crises.Unity is the only tool left with us to tackle with all these problems.Don’t fall prey to those agents or agencies who degrade, defame and destroy the essence of real Islam. So unity is strength, get United and not Divided.