10Factors for Uniting Muslims in the West Presented By Khaled
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2013 KHALED ALAZHARI Main Points Factors that Divide Muslims in the West3
Why Muslims are getting further divided? Un-Islamic Nationalism Lack of Knowledge Misunderstanding of the reality of Islam Personal Greed for Position TOO MANY competing organizations with competing visions Different Culture4
1. Ikhlas 2. Holding fast to the rope of Allah (Quran and Sunnah) 3. Understand that Muslim unity is not an option 4. To have and support qualalified Imams and wise leaders 5. Tolerance and acceptance of each other 6. Love others and spread the concept of brotherhood 7. Reflect on Islamic rituals the prayer, Zakat, Hajj, Fasting 8. Make Duaa for unity6
Ikhlas The people of the book did not divide into sects until the clear evidence had come to them, and the only command they were given was to worship Allah sincerely.7
Holding Fast to the Rope of Allah (Quran and Sunnah) " And hold fast all together by the rope which Allah (stretches out for you) and be not divided among yourselves;…”8
And be not as those who divided and differed among themselves after the clear proofs had come to them Al Emran9
Tolerance and acceptance of each other How many times did the Prophet performe Umra? “He is better than Me”…14
Love others and spread the concept of brotherhood The prophet –pbuh-“A Muslim is the brother of a Muslim – do not oppress him and do not make him surrender to you.” He also stated: “A Muslim is for a15 Muslim like a building
Make Dua’a for Unity "Nothing is more honourable to Allah the Most High than du`aa.“ [Sahih al-Jami` no.5268].16 He also said: "The most
Learning Arabic Once One learns Arabic, his access to information about Islam multiplies If the Ummah does not have a common tongue-if we can only speak English, Turkish, or Japanese-we can easily be divided and conquered. Our differences become magnified if we cannot understand each other. The more Muslims we can reach through a common language, the firmer our brotherhood/sisterhood17 becomes.