The Gains of the Islamic Unity

Ittihad will save the oppressed from tyranny and help many people to see the guidance of the religion of tawhid. When our Prophet Sallallāhu Alayhi Wasallam died, the entire Arab peninsula had been conquered. Then, in the period of thirty years of Caliphs, the borders of the Islamic State was extended to the interior of Anatolia and Azerbaijan in the north, to Herat in the east with the conquest of Iran and to Tripoli in the west. In the period of the Umayyad, Islam crossed the whole of North Africa…

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Establishing the Islamic Unity is Fardh

The fact that bringing about Islamic unity is a fardh duty points out the urgency of this issue. None of the Muslims has the luxury of remaining aloof to the establishment of Islamic unity. The issue of the unity of the Muslim Ummah is not something new, but it is an issue of unity which was perpetuated by the prophets who were consecutively sent to humanity down the ages. Allah (SWT) says as follows after mentioning His messengers in the Qur’an: “He knows what lies before them and what lies…

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A Garden of Truths

Islamic Unity “The greatest obligatory duty in this time is to work for the Islamic unity. The aim and objective of the unity are to vibrate such a long luminous (blessed) chain that connects the Islamic centres and mosques/masjids and milieus which are branched out in subdivisions and thereby to awake those who are tied to that chain and to lead them towards the path of development with desire and command of conscience.” (Bediuzzaman, Damascus Sermon, 90) Working Louis Pasteur, the famous French chemist and microbiologist, used to give his…

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Political and Economic Integration: the fruits of Islamic unity

By Mohd Yunus Aminuddin* Imam Bediuzzaman Said Nursi`s thoughts and commentary on Islamic unity in relation to political and economic integration provides us with a new vision about the future, yet translating his ideas into action and practice will take time and effort.  Islamic unity is a very vital issue which concerns all Muslims, and it is not only a political issue, but encompasses all other issues related to the whole spectrum of worldly life. The essence of this unity emerges from the bonds and solidarity between two Muslims due…

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July-September 2012 issue

Cover Story Unity and Consultation Unity, solidarity, cooperation, being together, acting together and helping each other… All these actions and positions are advised, commanded and recommended many times to the Muslims in the Qur’an and the Sunnah of the Prophet. As Muslims, we are the people of tawhid, and we are obliged to achieve unity. Unity in belief entails the unity of hearts. In modern times, achieving unity is particularly indispensable for us and it is the only way out of the chaotic atmosphere that we live in. To point…

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The Necessity and Importance of Islamic Unity

All historical experiences and also the holy sources of Islam urge us to establish unity and develop close ties and improve cooperation amongst ourselves as Muslims. The Current Situation of the West and the Muslims The treatment to be prescribed for a great, yet unfortunate, continent; an illustrious, yet hapless, state, and a noble, high-minded people with neither guardian nor companion, is Islamic unity. The 20th century was a time period in which all the Jewish and Christian nations united and all the Muslim nations disintegrated, crumbled and went down….

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The Islamic Unity

All Muslims want the Islamic Unity. It is the biggest compulsory duty that Muslims must do. Although some might not think the unity is possible, 15,000 people spoke up for the Islamic Unity last Sunday in Turkey. The 5th International Bediuzzaman and Risale-i Nur Symposium was held on May 27th 2012 in Ankara. Representatives from 27 countries and 15,000 participants attended the symposium. Speeches focussed on the importance and necessity of the unity, the reasons of disunity and the way-outs, and the basics of the unity. Some of the interesting…

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The rivalry between Muslims

And hold firmly to the rope of Allah all together and do not become divided. (Al-Imran, 3:103) Europe has a history full of bloodshed because of the wars between religions, sects, and nations. There had always been wars between nations. Hundred Years’ Wars between French and English in the 14th and 15th centuries and Thirty Years’ War between 1618 and 1648 are very well-known. (30,000 Protestants were massacred in one night of St. Bartholomew’s Day massacre in 1572.) And the two World Wars which caused millions of people’s death in…

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