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Islamic Brotherhood




We as Muslims should treat other Muslims as our brothers and sisters, caring about their welfare, as we would care about our own family. This relationship is one of trust, love, respect, and companionship. Muslim's should live together in peace, sharing their joys and sorrows. Rasulullah (saws) is reported to have said:
A Muslim is a Muslim's brother: he does not abuse him or abandon him. If anyone cares for his brother's needs, Allah (s.w.t) will care for his needs; if anyone removes his brother's anxiety, Allah (s.w.t) will remove his anxiety on the Day of Judgment; and if anyone hides a Muslim's weakness, Allah (s.w.t) will hide his secrets on the Day of Judgment. (transmitted by Bukhari)
Upholding the Islamic brotherhood is a moral obligation for every Muslim and an important part of one's faith. Rasulullah (saws) reported:
By Him whose hand my soul rests, a man does not believe until he likes for his brother what he likes for himself (transmitted by Bukhari and Muslim).
Islam is truly a universal faith. One can find Muslims of all nationalities, living in every part of the world. They include Arabs, Iranians, Pakistani's, Afghans, Malays, Chinese, Uzbeks, Turks, Africans, Bosnians, Americans and many others. The common bond of Islam makes Muslims of all races and tribes brothers and sisters. They should love one another and help one another. They should not fight or quarrel with each other. Allah (s.w.t) says in the Quran:
The believers are but a single brotherhood: so make peace and reconciliation between your two (contending) brothers…..(49:10).
The strength of the Muslim community or Ummah lies in unity. The Shaitan knows there is strength in numbers, so he tries to create division between Muslims to conquer our souls. We must avoid the tendency to group together on racial lines against each other, because that would be our downfall. Allah (s.w.t) warns us in the Quran:
And hold fast all together, by the rope which Allah (stretches out for you), and be not divided amongst yourselves (3:103).
We must remember that above all, despite differences in gender, nationality, or race, we are Muslims, and we share common faith in Allah (s.w.t) and His teachings. There should be no stronger bond, and no other brotherhood can be more fulfilling.
Interestingly, almost every war in world history has been fought over nationalism and territorialism. The belief that one nation's people are superior to another is a man-made notion. Allah
(s.w.t) rejects any such divisions among his creation. Allah (s.w.t) says in the Holy Quran:
O mankind! We created you from a single (pair) of a male and a female and made you into nations and tribes, that ye may know each other (not that ye may despise each other).Verily, the most honored of you in the sight of Allah is (he who is) the most righteous of you…(49:13).
The only difference Allah (s.w.t) sees between us is the purity of our faith and actions. Rasulullah (saws) further emphasized:
You are not better than people with red or black skins unless you excel them in piety. (transmitted by Ahmad).
Therefore, there is no room for racial or national pride in Islam. Such pride is the creation of human beings, propagated by the Shaitan, and it only functions to break down the Islamic brotherhood and distract us from serving Allah (s.w.t).
Source: Islamic Tahdhib and Akhlaq by Aisha Lemu

6 comments:

  1. hehe...Islamic brotherhood is fine, but the Muslim Brotherhood here in Egypt is different..
    ya different! Allah knows where is Egypt going nw!

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  2. oh hehe :) your right the title is weird maybe I'll edit it.

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  3. oh no.. you should have left it...hehe
    coz it would appear when someone searches google
    (a hint for you when u choose ur title, think of wht would come tpo the mind of the reader to search for) ^_^

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  4. heheheee.. Ramadan Kareem

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  5. Ramadan Kareem to you as well :)

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