by Ramin Mazaheri posted with permission and both parts cross-posted with PressTV
As a numerical minority – of course Shia are the Muslim group most interested in Muslim unity: It means survival. It has meant this since the very death of Prophet Mohammad, and both “Muslim unity” and “the survival of Shi’ism” have been inseparable ever since.
The logic of that concept – that “Muslim unity” is the best protector of the largest minority in the Muslim world – should be self-evident. Minorities need peace to thrive – they are outnumbered in conflicts/votes.
It is only divisive imperialists, and their puppets in some Muslim countries, who reject this logical idea and propagate the opposite – that, instead, Shia are trying to divide the Muslim community; that the minority Shia are bent on war with Sunnis. Of course, that is a war which is already prohibited by Islam – faith can never be forced on someone – so such persons (and I refer to isolated extremists who hold no democratic political power anywhere in the Muslim world) are always rejected as being un-Muslim.
No thinking Muslim needs a conference to restate this millennia-old conversation and settled law. Iran’s annual International Islamic Unity Conference, which just concluded its 35th meeting, is light years beyond these phony non-issues.
What the Conference does is to provide a forum to create an Islamic-geopolitical path to resolve insecurity in the Muslim world. Such insecurity is allowed to occur, in our modern area of imperialism, because there is disunity on fundamental topics of political modernity among Muslims.
Islamic Unity Week was initiated in 1987 and is held on the week of the birthday of Prophet Mohammad. The conference is not held to proselytize in favor of Shi’ism (again, proselytizing in Islam is forbidden, which is why there are no Muslim missionaries) but to strengthen unity among Muslims in a practical sense.
Yes, the event is held under the auspices of the World Forum for Proximity of Islamic Schools of Thought, which paves the way for Islamic scholars to get to know and understand one another. Creating theological empathy and respectful intellectual understanding among Islam’s many sects is indeed an integral part of the conference. But the presence of Supreme Leader Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, the heads of Iran’s Foreign Minister and Minister of Culture, major Iranian political leaders, political scientists, communication specialists, and others attest to the very practical, very real-world results which the conference is expected to produce.
A fundamental tenet of the conference is that Muslims cannot be united as long as foreign powers take away the sovereignty of Muslims in their own countries. Thus, the practical basis of the conference is anti-imperialism, a struggle so bloody and necessary that correct unity of any type must be utilized.
We should always remember that unity among any broad masses has always been called “divisive” by the powers of imperialism – whether such powers were feudal kings who rejected even meager parliaments, or the stockholders of the East India Tea Company, or the “200 families” of France whom Leon Blum had to negotiate with, in 1936, for an 8-hour day because “Who else was there for me to negotiate with?”, or today’s 1% and the media they own all of – because the united power of any masses against the elite will effect a modern revolution in any society.
Political unity should be easier than religious unity, but the Muslim world has more of the latter than the former
When there is Muslim unity on a merely national level the result takes the form of an “Islamic republic”. It must be a republic because monarchy – the preservation of privileges which are based on blood, elitism, and favoritism, and thus the necessary rejection of economic and political equity – is always cruel and unusual punishment of the nation’s masses and their resources.
That idea did not come along in the history of the Eastern hemisphere until the advent of the 19th century, and places like Europe fought the Napoleonic Wars, smothered the democratic wave of 1848, spread the false glory of their monarchs around the globe in violent and arrogant colonialism and embarked on the horror known as World War One simply because monarchs (in alliance with their aristocracy, both old and nouveau riche) wanted to preserve their privileges. It is truly as simple as that, and to say otherwise is a lie.
Monarchy – i.e. autocracy, authoritarianism, inequality before the law, unearned privilege, and arrogance – still has enormous support and backers among most of Western Europe, and these countries have propped up their royal brethren in the Muslim world.
It is incorrect to expect global unity on a religious plane, but are we expected to still wait for unity regarding the truly horrific demands of kings and queens?
“Republican imperialism” – of which France and the United States are shining examples – is not a true republic but one which merely mouths the words of equality before the law, yet whose policies preserve the nouveau riche and keep imperialism firmly in place. In such places, patriotism is the most exalted virtue, and because it places the nation higher than even God it degrades positive patriotism into fanatical jingoism.
Following World War One the idea that a nation of people has superior characteristics, deserve special privileges, and are destined to rule over others was then changed into “fascism”. The differences between monarchy and fascism are slight as there was no fundamental overturning of property relations as in, for example, the Iranian Islamic Revolution – the banking system, medium and heavy industry, and foreign trade remained in the hands of a tiny cabal instead of the people’s hands for the people’s benefit.
Because Western nations are either former or current colonizers and/or strongholds of monarchism (either overt or latent), they suffer themselves from a vicious sectarianism. Their callous, entrenched, self-serving elite tries to foist that same sectarianism onto the Muslim World. The policy of “divide and conquer” is not something they fail to use domestically as well, of course.
This is properly called “sectarianism” outside of the West but inside the West it is given a more innocuous-sounding name – “identity politics”. Both are the politics of battles for elite privileges, of “us versus them”, of anti-unity, of an individualism which strives to know no legal bounds.
“Identity politics” is anti-republican because it is sectarian. One hears this constantly in France – they do have a revolution-from-the-masses history to draw from, after all. In the US, identity politics is cynically viewed as a necessary evil in a world with only heartless societies.
The elite who profit seek divisiveness both in California and Nebraska, just as they want divisiveness in Lebanon and Iraq, just as they now want divisiveness within Afghanistan with a flaming urgency.
It is Afghanistan that this year’s conference was focused upon, as it’s currently ground zero in the struggle for unity in the Muslim world regarding the global war against a sense of arrogant privilege which some persons call “reactionary”, which other persons call “fascism” and which other persons call “evil”.
In Part One the geopolitical foundations of Islamic Unity Week have now been described, which allows us to see the accuracy of the title of Part 2, “Iran’s Islamic Unity Week: A place free from fascist/reactionary/anti-Muslim influences”. In 2021 the Taliban’s victory in Afghanistan makes just such a haven incredibly necessary for Islamic Unity as well as global harmony.
Iran’s Islamic Unity Week: A place free from fascist/reactionary/anti-Muslim influences ( Part 2)
The intellectual unity of the Muslim World has long been established. They are similar to the Buddhists in this – they similarly have had very few epochs of “fitna” (civil war) – and dissimilar from their Christian Abrahamic brothers, who seemingly have embraced the idea that Christian unity is neither achievable nor even desirable but fundamentally antagonistic and overly-intrusive.
Indeed, it is not surprising that the Western media did not cover Iran’s 35th annual International Islamic Unity Conference, which just concluded, as it does not appear to see divisions among Christianity as a subject worth covering either?
Part One discussed the geopolitical foundations of the Conference: The struggle for unity in the Muslim world regarding the global war against a sense of arrogant privilege which some persons call “reactionary”, which other persons call “fascism” and which other persons call “evil”. Certainly, “imperialism” can be used interchangeably with all three.
The anti-imperialist victory of the Taliban over the United States-led Western coalition may wind up not being anti-imperialist at all – this was the underlying concern of this year’s conference.
The Taliban themselves were indeed this year’s target audience: it should be easily understandable that the primary aim was to show the Taliban that they are being monitored, and that there are demands by 52 Muslim countries that Shia and other groups be protected in the name of both Afghan unity and Muslim unity.
The expulsion of the Western coalition may prove to be a failure in the anti-imperialism fight if Daesh and other terrorists – who foment Muslim disunity via attacks on Shia – are not totally rejected and subdued by the new Taliban leadership. Without an inclusive government and zero tolerance for “sectarianism/identity politics”, then certainly Daesh will continue to terrorize and thus provide grounds for yet another western invasion. That would mean more decades of disunity in Afghanistan, in a victory for imperialism.
However, a Taliban which is inclusive and which expels Islamic fundamentalists would be a victory for both anti-imperialism as well as Muslim unity. It should be easy to see why for Muslims the two are the same in 2021 It should be easy to see why to the colonialist project of Israel and the individualist-worshipping Western 1% Muslim unity is as threatening to their profit lines as anti-imperialism is; as any broad unity of the masses is.
The Taliban say they have changed from decades of fighting – the conference is a reminder that 52 Muslim nations are studying them closely for proofs.
Daesh and other groups – which are known to be funded by Western imperialist nations even though they find democratic approval in no Muslim region – keep getting Western guns and money precisely because they allow the West to station Western troops in Muslim countries. It is a fundamental tenet of the International Islamic Unity Conference that Muslim nations must provide for their own security, as Iran does. The West repeatedly insists that only they are capable of providing security in the Muslim world, but the double-dealing and murderous hypocrisy of Western history in the modern Muslim world is well-known to all.
Indeed, the Muslim world is so thwarted and denied chances of self-empowerment that they are now relying on the Taliban – originally a terrorist group supported by the United States to topple a democratic government – to break the cycle of Western-backed terrorism within Muslim countries.
It seems like a very weak leg upon which to rest the Conference’s politically-modern version of Muslim unity, no?
But there is no worldwide revolution coming to save the Muslim world: The nation of Afghanistan has proven exceptional in its ability to overcome foreign invasion, and now they must prove that their exceptional ability was based on the modern political ideas of grassroots demands for sovereignty, social equity, and religious harmony.
In a real way, Iran’s Conference is an open invitation, and a plea, and a humble request for communication in order to show the Muslim world that there is another version of what is acceptable in Islam other than what is offered by the house of Saud and the obscenely-monied (which is also to say “obscenely privileged”) Persian Gulf countries. The differences are not cultural values – because Islam is the essence of all these cultures – but the most fundamentally modern political values, i.e. the rejection of feudalism, monarchy, unequal privilege, Muslim disunity, and the violence always required to uphold any of these outdated concepts.
The Conference shows that the petrodollar’s true printers and the Arab League do not have a monopoly on the political direction of the Muslim world, and – in my opinion – their actions and comprador complicity in recent decades show that they do not deserve one.
Iranians believe that due to their Islamic and modern revolution they are not some sort of shining example for the Muslim world but simply a guaranteed safe space – a place that can host open dialogue and which excludes undoubtedly reactionary/fascistic/evil intentions.
Such dialogues must be held in the name of Muslim unity, which should be about as controversial as motherhood but which are controversial because Muslim unity would upend two centuries of Western dominance, colonization and forced regression/stagnation. In 2021 the Muslim world looks to Afghanistan as a place of newfound military sovereignty – grassroots, republican and Muslim unity must immediately follow.
Ramin Mazaheri is the chief correspondent in Paris for PressTV and has lived in France since 2009. He has been a daily newspaper reporter in the US, and has reported from Iran, Cuba, Egypt, Tunisia, South Korea and elsewhere. He is the author of ‘Socialism’s Ignored Success: Iranian Islamic Socialism’ as well as ‘I’ll Ruin Everything You Are: Ending Western Propaganda on Red China’, which is also available in simplified and traditional Chinese.
I’m still baffled by why unity has to come firstly from religion? National boundaries are not drawn that way, passports are not issued that way. Till one can change that, unity has to come from where they live, not what holy book they read. Till muslims recognize this basic fact, they will be castigated for their mentality. Sadly, the powers with all the levers of business and media will exploit this for their own ends. Someone as smart as this writer has to see that.
Ramin’s arrow point from every country except India, that by sheer demographics has the second largest Muslim population and a very sizable Shia population. However, by ignoring that fact, once again it shows how the thinking goes. Every Indian who sees this has every right to feel slighted. Including the Shia’s who live there.
There are nation states and civilisations. India is civilisation of different tribes and ethnicities. The same as China or America, or Russia which is the heir not only of Russian culture but of the Golden Horde and the Scythians.
As usual an extremely persuasive and very well expression of human truth. Ramin Mazaheri really put the nail in the coffin of my prior propaganda induced Muslim and Iranian society disdain based on having been lied to the majority of my life.
And believe it or not I’m an American Conservative!
Imperialism is based on one thing and one thing only. Projection of power, no empire without power. Force it down their throat or there is no point. Consider the Great White Navy. The mind set, we are liberating you for your own good. First you must convince the participants and of course, reward the participates.
Islam is no different.. If it obtains the power that the west achieved through industrialization and technology, Islam will become the new imperialist. Unfortunately, for Islam, China, Japan and the Koreans don’t seem to want to tolerate any Abram based religions in their borders. The fact is Muslims are being pushed out all the way to Bangladesh.
Islam is fractured, corrupted by the same failings that is common to mankind. The religions of Abram cannot even agree on the same day of the week to rest. They all believe in that day of rest, but which day. The Chinese are not so inclined. They are a big enough factor to put enough pressure on Islam to make it matter and they are coming.
This unity you speak of will come with a price. It is the same price that is paid by the masses. The followers of Allah have risin to empire before. That unity only comes with suffering as it always has. At this time, Muslims do not appear to have suffered enough to unite under a common banner. Until, Muslims can agree not to kill each other, there will be no unity.
I am delighted you are back. As a “new” Muslim I heartily agree with your analyses but it is obvious from comments 1 and 3 that they do not understand nor know Islam personally but have the prejudices of western brainwashing.
I live in imperialist Israel and I can only compare it to a poisonous arrow in the very heart of the Arab Islamic world and whose very purpose is to destroy that world as much as possible. All Zionist justifications for planting foreign Jews in Palestine is just outright mendacious propaganda – the Holo included.
By the way, I believe that the great dividing line between Sunni and Shi’ite is the question of justice. In Shi’ism this gives rise to a public forum or civil space which is absent in Sunni Islam at least here in Israel, where the family takes precedence over justice. If this is peculiar to Israel then such a situation can definitely be attributed
to Israel’s corrupting influence on Islam here.
I thank the Saker for your return.
To Marcus Chapman.
I believe you completely misunderstand the meaning of Islamic unity. This is not about an Imperial project subjecting Muslim countries to a central authority, but precisely about mutual respect, cooperation and authentic solidarity in difficult times. Actually very similar and compatible in spirit to what China and Russia are trying to achieve in Central Asia and beyond with organizations such as SCO and others.
“I’m still baffled by why unity has to come firstly from religion?”
For the same reason in the West unity comes from Democracy even though you have monarchists, communists and various other ideological formations under the same roof. The only difference is that the West has replaced religion with ideology. The fact remains that in “Muslim” countries religious values are as life defining as “liberalism” has become to the West. And there’s very little differences in the manifestation of these values whether it’s a Druze, Maronite, Shia, Sunni or Coptic expressing them. Yet in these countries, castigate it or not, Islam represents the overwhelming majority.
“Ramin’s arrow point from every country except India”
Obviously incorrect statement, many Muslim countries were left out. More to the point: how is this relevant? India is as much a Muslim country as France is. Should every French also feel slighted?
When you have an partner on the other side who is an honorable and honest man, a true believer…then you are able to talk about brotherhood. Not just religious. When you have a man of empathy who has lived through and survived, a man of intellectuals who knows his history, who is politically literate.The problem is that there are few of them in your environment, right? In your neighborhood. Utopia.The problem of the Iranians is, how I see, suffocation of nationalism. A tradition that is thousands of years old. The immune system of a one peoples and their state. Precisely the lack of nationalism opens the hole through which demons enter to disintegrate a society. I understand why the Arab tribes decided to impose an inter-tribal caliphate rule not to mention nationalism in Islam. But why are you following this? You exist before Islam on the world map, don’t you? Internationalism is used precisely by fascist structures tpday as it was used by communist (black and red internationals) to achieve their goals. And not only them but thorughout history also the Islamic ulema, or papacy and the curia, where they determined all nations(back then peoples and tribes) how to live-internationally-but ofcourse with their blessing. Obviously, they couldn’t live next to the differences. As if the rules of common neighborhood life cannot be followed if the neighbours do not follow their guidelines. Today it is a democracy. Hypocrisy and lie as much as you want. There is no system, movement, idea that they did not steal, insert their agents and deceive the people. Especially today with all the possibilities they have. From medical institutions to secret masonic societies. Where again everyone serves a western purpose. What does Divide et impera refer to? To the people nations. Regardless of religion. On the basis of faith, new nations are rather constituted like in the Balkans. Instead of being proud Serb Catholics or Muslims they are rather Croats and Bosniaks and stay “yugoslav” traumatized for bosses goals of control. Inter / trans-nationalism is their word on how to enslave the free peoples of the world. This is what history teaches them from the time of Cesar. So, when a nation holds on to its own, then it is proud of it and does not have to and cannot impose on others what is its own. You have Kurds, Azeris around you, who are your people, and you can’t find a common language, common sense. Why? Because you don’t have a defined nation. Next, how do you think a small nation will resist an empire? Let’s say America. There must be a multilateral response, several other and different heavyweight categories of fighters. They are not nation-states but empires made up of different peoples whose interests they guard in their environment. And one of them must be your protector. The Islamic world does not have one in the UN Security Council. But that’s why they have two Anglo-Zionists :)). Why? Where is the representative of Brazil, India or a member of Oceania, Africa? Could Iran swallow also the sunni Kurds and Pashtuns and the loss of the Shiite majority to be that fempire force? Or to help Pakistan become such after regulations of its borders now when China is helping it economically?
Ramin: It is so good to again receive the nourishment of your poetic sanity. This all important quest for unity that you speak of does “stir up the pigeons”. No disrespect intended. It is obviously the critical struggle of the age.
What I admire about the Iranian people is their principled struggle to honestly explore a necessary convergence of both the spiritual and political dimensions of real unity.
As I see it “unity” can be thought of and approached in two ways, both legitimate and vital, but in their separateness they can only fall short of their target, that being the material worldly realization of “unity.” Unity can be conceived in spiritual or psychological (i.e. religious) terms. I call that a vision of unity (liberation) that orients towards “heaven.” However seeing as humans are both divine spirit and earthly animal, unity must also be conceived of in human worldly political terms. So there is a unity of spirit and there is a unity that needs to be recognized in earthly political language. In short a unity of heaven and a unity of earth. Unity must embrace and include both a spiritual (psychological) definition and a material, earthly, political dimension. But to enculture that, as is obviously the great quest, requires nothing less than an evolutionary process in world culture which can bring both heaven and earth into unity. That is to socialize an integrated unity of divine spirit and the human will. In this respect it is interesting to note that the Chinese Communists have a slogan that they are “storming heaven.”
But the patriarchal religions live in a state of “exile”. That being an inner felt sense of living in a fallen world wherein something vital is known to be absent (exile from the garden), wherein the material animal life of the human is forced to believe that he does not reside in heaven and there is no possibility of reclaiming heaven (freedom, liberation) through simply human action. That is a mythic way of saying humanity is cut off from the capacity to effectively socialize its innate divinity. So the minds of all three great religions have no recourse but to hold to a messianic mythic vision of a redeemer, who can restore the reign of heaven on earth. As if unity is to be achieved by the imposition of an outside divine agency. However I see this approach as being limited by its “mythic” character. It is pre modern and does not satisfy the needs of the modern Western intellect.
We are clearly entering the time of the greatest mass crisis in human history. Which is to say that we are entering into the greatest “opportunity” in human history. That opportunity is to close the age of patriarchal exile by working together to enculture a vision that unites both the spiritual and the political conception of unity.
In mythic religious terms the great Satan’s divide and conquer game has at its heart the agenda to have human’s believe that heaven and earth must always be alienated from each other. Separated by an unbridgeable chasm. This was the philosopher Hegel’s great complaint about the Romans. He saw the Roman princes as being so severe that they banished all feeling of innate divinity from their captive humanity and its innate birthright cast into a far off unreachable “heaven.” Divide and conquer at the human core and make a religious dogma about it. Original Sin is so “Roman”. But that is just Satan. What does he know?
My reading of our process gives me ample grounds for optimism that this spiritual/political convergence into real manifest unity is working its way successfully and will definitely emerge at the climactic stage of our struggle. It is arising within us, even though its final form is still unclear. The hidden truth is our struggle has already achieved the backing of heaven – to use religious language. It is an invincibility that is emerging from within what modern Westerners now call the collective unconscious. Which means people are not yet conscious of it. Hence the fear and confusion. So our struggle, both personal and collective, continues. So, whilst holding compassion and caring for the mass suffering, and feeling the ever increasing pressure of the process, would it not be acceptable to enjoy some confidence and inspiration in our approaching victory?
I dont think it is for me, but anyway thanks. Nicely worded, only there isn’t much of it in the real world. In order to achieve what you write, people should be at a higher level of self-awareness. And they are not. Why God gave human semi-primates freedom of choice, I don’t know, after billions of sacrifices and so much suffering …… waiting for a creature that uses so little brain to mature, constantly under the influence of propaganda is disappointing to say the least. The capacity of human consciousness is not such that it can develop on its own without any problems. Especially not in Europeans, at least in my opinion ….And they still don’t learn, they still turn their heads. For the sake of conformism, they always sold everything that was valuable. Habit. As you said:..It is an invincibility that is emerging from within what modern Westerners now call the collective unconscious. Which means people are not yet conscious of it …. I think it would be simpler to say keep God’s commandments if you are a Christian, if atheist moral codes and ethics. Both are considered their superculture values, so please ……. let’s see them finally. Never-ever. Another war is coming and west is again in the heart of everything. Maybe the Satan lives there, what you think :))?
Djole: Many people are steadily awakening to a higher level of spiritual awareness. It is an ongoing process requiring self struggle. But the relevance of that is not permitted to be accessed consciously in the realm of media control. It gets no air time and people still haven’t figured out how to include it in their political analysis.
What I see is a massive dichotomy between where the conscious mind is programmed and what is going on in the cultural underground. The approaching victory is denied and buried by the need of the Western ego to hold to its denial of the emergence of deeper spiritual forces. The way I see it the Satan force is anchored in the Western (Judaic) ego mind which must control the mass consciousness. So there is a mass neurosis creating a schism between the mind and the deeper movement of the collective soul. I keep a very close eye on this split and understand how its dynamic works.
Carl Jung is very helpful here. He teaches of a power struggle between the conscious ego mind and the evolutionary forces building up in the unconscious. So the struggle we keep reading as external is within all of us. It is the outworkings of this inner struggle that manifests as political conflict. The game is Satan needs humanity to not understand the salvatory process emerging in the unconscious. So most don’t. Does one really think a loving Creator has abandoned humanity? Not real. Satan wants us to miss the logic of that. So his media minions work overtime to keep us all in the dark and terrorized. But the world is visibly evolving into a higher order of unity despite the neurotic fantasies of ego maniacs. Evolution is four billion year old success story. It just needs to shake the living shit out of our comfort zone to further its purpose.
Ramin interweaves his philosophy and journalism seamlessly. A brilliant writer. Just like Karl Marx.
Peace ( Salam) brother Ramin,
Thanks for the unity article and also thanks the Saker for posting this.
From reading the Quran, In my humble opinion I am just a muslim as long as I beleive in One God, beleiving the Quran and pracice it’s teacings and beleving in God’s all messengers I am just a muslim withthout any human set lebel.
God the holy entity always commanded us to be united in his religion for us is to submit ie muslim ( arabic: muslimeen)to Him. As you mentioned muslim unity, All prophets mentioned in God’s scriptures submitted to One God.
Below is the excerpts from brother Joseph Islam. http://www.quransmessage.com/articles/no%20sects%20FM3.htm
Muslims today have regrettably divided and subdivided themselves into numerous sects each one labeling themselves by diverse names such as Sunni (e.g. Hanafi, Hanbali, Maliki, Shafi, Barelvi, Wahabi, Deobandi) or Shia (e.g. Twelver, Ismaili, Jafri, Zaidiyya, Khwarij), or Sufi (e.g. Chishti, Naqshbandi, Mawlawi, Qariyyah) and many others.
The Quran strongly forbids divisions of any sort or to associate with those that break away into sects.
“Indeed, those who divide their religion and break up into sects, you have no part with them in the least: their affair is with God: He will in the end tell them the truth of all that they used to do”
THE ONLY ACCEPTABLE LABEL – I am of those that submit to the one God (i.e. Muslim)
Who is better in speech than one who calls (men) to God, works righteousness, and says, “I am of those who submit i.e. Muslims (Arabic: Muslimeen)?”
The word ‘Muslim’ is not only used to describe the followers of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh). This word has been used in the Quran to describe all those who submit and surrender to the will of the One Lord who created the heavens and the earth and is the Master of the Day of Judgment.
Pharaoh’s magicians submit to God after witnessing Prophet Moses’s (pbuh) sign from his Lord and are ready to die as those who submit to God (Muslimeen) [7:126]
Prophet Noah (pbuh) asks for no reward from his people. He only submits to God (Muslimeen) [10:72]
Prophet Moses (pbuh) speaks to his people to put their trust in God if they submit to Him (Muslimeen) [10:84]
Prophet Solomon’s (pbuh) letter to Sheba (Saba) requesting her in the name of the Lord to abandon her blasphemy and to surrender herself to God (Muslimeen) [27:31]
Prophet Solomon (pbuh) acknowledges his own surrender to his Lord (Muslimeen) [27:42]
Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) is instructed to say that he has been commanded to be of those that submit to God (Muslimeen) [27:91]
Those who have persevered with the truth from the People of the Book and when it is recited to them, acknowledge that they have already been from those that have submitted to God (Muslimeen) [28:53]
All but one house belonging to Lot (pbuh) (from his community) had submitted to God (Muslimeen) [51:36]
Disciples of Prophet Jesus (pbuh) confirm that they submit to God (Muslimoon) [3:52]
Prophet Abraham (pbuh) was one who submitted to His Lord (Musliman) [3:67]
Prophet Joseph (pbuh) prays to his Lord to die as one who submits to his Lord (Musliman) [12:101]
Prophet Jacob’s (pbuh) children at the point of their father’s death profess that they submit to God (Muslimoon) [2:133]
Not be divided
“And hold firmly, all together, by the rope which God (stretches out for you), and be not divided among yourselves; and remember with gratitude God’s favour on you; for you were enemies and He joined your hearts in love, so that by His Grace, you became brothers; and you were on the brink of the pit of Fire, and He saved you from it. Thus does God make His verses clear to you so that you may be guided”
Please see related articles:
Muslim and Mu’min (Believer) – The Difference
Why is the term ‘Muslims’ Hijacked?
I would appriciate brother Ramin and thr Saker’s kind thoughts.
Thank you and peace be upon you all
How many sunni ministers are there in iran since iran talks so much about an inclusive government in Afghanistan?
Do you want afghanistan to become another lebanon, where the muslims have to unfortunately share power with the Phalange, who killed muslims in the Sabra and Shatila massacre. Because that is what is going to happen if the taliban allows those from the previous regime, who are as much responsible for the murder of afghan civilians, to come back to power.