"Them" & "Us" within Ourselves?
11th May 2013
I have been thinking a lot about this lately so I decided to pen my thoughts. Everywhere one looks (on forums especially) its "them" and "us" and here by "them" I do not mean the enemy. I'm talking about "them" and "us" within ourselves, within the Muslim Ummah.
If a person is a Madhabi, the Ghayr-Madhabis are "them" and if a person is a Deobandi, the Barelwis are "them" yet all of us are "us". Ok so let's leave that aside for a moment since it involves a few Aqeedah issues. Lets ponder on the following.
If a person is a Hanafi, the followers of other Madhaahib are "them".
If a person is inclined towards Tasawwuf/Sufism, the Tablighis are "them".
If a person is devoted toward the Tablighi Jama'ah, the Tasawwufis /Sufis are "them".
If a person is inclined to a particular opinion of a particular group of Ulama, then the followers of the other opinion are "them" and Musallis of each Masjid and students of each Madrasah and mureeds of each Shaykh are "them & us" to each other!
So who are "them"?
They are none other than our own brothers and sisters, bound by the love for Allah 'azzawajall and His beloved Rasool sallallaahu 'alayhi wasallam and the Noble Qur'an! A bond stronger than the bond of blood ties!
There is no "them" and "us" my dear brothers and sisters, there is only "us"! Looking at forum discussions we see that once the tag of "them" is attached, they become the enemy and then Akhlaaq is thrown out of the window creating disunity and causing hurt to each other.
We have all been active on forums and each of us know how much we have contributed to this sad state of affairs. Allaahu akbar! It has come to such a state that Ummahforumers are "them" to Sunniforumers and Sunniforumers are "them" to Muftisaysforumers......!
O Allah! Forgive us and unite our hearts and make us like one body so that the whole body hurts when one part of it is hurt and grant us beautiful Akhlaaq towards each other!
posted by ummi taalib on 11th May 2013 - 2 comments