This is an important topic to be discussed and explained to all Muslims. Allah has ordered all the Muslims to unite and hold to the rope of Allah. Unity of the Muslims is the result of our correct actions and not the aim of our actions. Unity is not the aim because our aim is only 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 I belief unity will not come to the Muslims with mere lectures. Muslims will have unity only when they have Allah in their heart and the actions of Muhammad SAW on their limbs. Allah is the one who bind the 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 the times to do good actions. Muslims cannot unite on basis other than the love of Allah. Muslims cannot unite based on race, language and wealth. Muslims can only unite based on the love of Allah. When the Muslims have the love of Allah in their heart, they will unite. How to make the Muslims to unite is to make them to do the work which Allah has ordered the Muslims to do and when Muslims do that work, Allah will instill the love of Allah in their hearts.
When in the heart of the Muslims there are loves other than the love of Allah the Muslim forever cannot unite. Having the love other than Allah in the heart of Muslims i.e. the love of wealth, power and positions will make the Muslims to fight against each other and be disunited. Many Muslims scholars and leaders are only giving lectures on unity but they do not ask the Muslims to do the work that bring Allah into the heart of the Muslims. The work to bring the love of Allah into the heart of Muslims is missing in action. Therefore, the Muslims are not doing the works that Allah has promised to put His love in the heart of Muslims and make them united. 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 the Malays, they themselves are not united. We cannot unite the Arabs and the Malays and we cannot unite all the Muslims in the whole world since the works that bring the love of Allah to enter our hearts is missing in the life of all Muslims. Thus, it is impossible to have 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 and unite them. 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 the Muslims will remain a dream.
Nowadays Muslims are only interested in lectures and seminars on the unity of Muslims. Thousands of words without actions 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 common Muslims will follow.
The Muslims scholars and leaders must not make themselves busy in giving lectures, seminars and forum only and the common Muslims busy listening to their lectures and seminars. They must make the Muslims busy doing the work that brings the love of Allah into their hearts. As long as the Muslims remain to have the love other than Allah in their heart, the Muslims will be forever, disunited.
On the understanding that the unity of the Muslims is achieved 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 into 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 SAW. Lectures are to make ourselves and the Muslims to do the work like our Prophet Muhammad SAW. Lectures are to make the Muslims to accept the work of Prophet Muhammad SAW as their own work. CLICK. A nowadays-common practice, a person gives lecture only for the sake of giving lectures and at the end of the lecture, all those who attended will have food together. The aim of our lectures should be to make the Muslims to stand firm with the work of Prophet Muhammad SAW. CLICK. Because of this, Muslims nowadays are busy only with giving lectures and listening to lectures and are not busy doing the work of Prophet Muhammad SAW.
The work that renewed our love towards Allah CLICK and diminished 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 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 have been explained in 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 renewing iman and the work of increasing iman, the love of Allah will be instilled in the heart of all Muslims. When love of Allah is in the hearts of the Muslims, they will become 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 will become united.
Dr. Nasoha Saabin
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia