Unfortunately disunity among Muslims is enabling others to target and kill them.
Sectarianism is not a one-way street. There are Sunni sectarians and there are Shi‘i sectarians. Both responsible for creating divisions by remaining entrenched in their rigid positions ignoring the other’s perspective.
Extremism seems to have afflicted the gentle society of Malaysia as well. A seminar slated for July 13 to promote Muslim unity had to be cancelled due to ‘security reasons’, according to the organizers.
The pathetic Arabian regimes will never work for Muslim cooperation or unity but there are hopeful signs that some other countries may be able to move in that direction.
We need to recognize unity in diversity and appreciate the differences we may have over minor issues, says Dr John Andrew Morrow.
The arrest of Sheikh Kuytul is another manifestation of Erdogan’s duplicity. It will add to the growing cracks among AKP’s primary constituency and increase the chances of internal destabilization within Turkey.
I am a long-time subscriber of CI. Not only do I get information and analysis virtually absent from the mainstream media but I am also a strong admirer of your call for Muslim unity.
Muslims need to rise above their sectarian labels and concentrate instead on being Muslims to achieve unity, says this letter writer.
I did not have to deal with sectarianism on the same level as people in Iraq or Syria have had to contend with; my interaction with this devilish phenomenon has been more mundane, but also very practical.
There has been little cooperation forthcoming from an organization whose name is a misnomer: Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC). As a mere tool in the hands of the Najdi Bedouins, it cannot achieve anything.
Every Muslim group wants unity on its terms, writes a new Muslim making this perceptive observation.
The Prophet’s (pbuh) Sunnah and Sirah are the two fundamental reference points after the noble Qur’an on which all Muslims agree. He is the best of exemplars (33:21) and obedience to him alongside that of Allah (swt) is obligatory upon every Muslim. It is for this reason that Muslims organize elaborate programs to celebrate the birthday of the noble Messenger (pbuh) that falls in the month of Rabi‘ al-Awwal.
Muslims need to overcome the petty differences borne of ignorance to live with each other and learn to tolerate differences...
Even as US-Zionist agents were attacking ‘Ashura ceremonies in Pakistan and Iran, in Turkey something remarkable was taking place. Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s appearance at an ‘Ashura commemoration ceremony of Imam Husayn’s martyrdom sent a powerful message of Muslim unity.
Early last month, Imam Seyyed Ali Khamenei, Rahbar (Leader) of the Islamic Revolution in Iran, issued a fatwa of far-reaching importance for the unity and solidarity of the Ummah. It was immediately welcomed by leading scholars in the Muslim world.
Two laments are common among Muslims: lack of unity and negative projection of Muslims in the Western media. Most Muslims believe cooperation between Muslim rulers and governments constitutes unity...
From the early days of human existence on earth, there have always been different ideas, opinions and ways of understanding between individuals. Doubtless, such is the demand of his nature as created by Allah, the Creator of everything, the Almighty. His nature also demands differences of attributes and character, such as bravery, justice and generosity, or jealousy and bigotry.
In June 2007, the Islamic Centre of England hosted a conference on “Proximity amongst Islamic schools of thought: a necessity for Muslims in the contemporary era” (see Crescent International, July 2007). This is the paper presented IQBAL SIDDIQUI, a researcher at the Institute of Contemporary Islamic Thought (ICIT) and editor of Crescent International.1
It is tempting to blame the kuffar for the disintegration of the Ummah, but the fact is that the Muslims' own weaknesses enabled others to subjugate them, and then to impose alien systems on them...