The Prophet repeatedly called to have the best behavior toward each others, and to be all united in the worship of one God, under one and same religion.
واعتصموا بحبل الله جميعا ولا تفرقوا
"And hang all the rope of Allah and do not be divided! "Quran – Surat Al-Imran verse 103
Building a reconciled and united Ummah must above all come through the deconstruction of its prejudices!
Generalizations are psychic processes needed to help us organize our perceptions, our environment that make our lives easier and help us ask for the right actions.
This allow us to organize the informations that we receive, to sort them, to prioritize them, and give a meaning to new experiences, so as to draw inferences from the data we have at our disposal.
Unfortunately, this process is often packaged and gives rise to stereotypes that are exaggerated generalizations. They may be positives or negatives.
And so we hear, for example, that every Muslim with a long beard shouting Allahu Akbar is an extremist, or a terrorist. Antother example, and this is the subject of this article, that all the Shiaa (for Shiatu Ahl Al Bait, supporters of the Prophet’s family, or Shiatu Ali, the group that followed Ali ra) insult or curse the companions of the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) or Aisha (ra).
Prejudices and stereotypes are negative attitudes, predispositions to adopt discriminatory behavior towards the members of a group of people. These prejudices describe not only a member of a group, but they also describe all the members of that group, without regard to the individual differences and to peculiarities of the individuals belonging to this group. This division has not only emerged, but it has been so developed until falling into a fratricidal war between the Muslims.
Allah is Just and He asks us to be fair as well. We can not generalize the error of some to all of a community. If some shiaas have showed misguidance, as some of those who insulted the companons or the wife of the Prophet – alayhi salat wa salam – this can not be generalized to all of the shiaas, the majority of them denounce the misguided individuals among them who commit such acts of misguidance.
The same with the Sunnis, if some of the Sunni have also showed misguidance, like those who also harmed the companions and even some of the family of the Prophet – alayhi wa salam salat – by destroying their graves and exhuming out their bodies, this can not be generalized to all the Sunnis as well, we also denounce the misguided individuals among the Sunnis who commit such acts of misguidance.. Hence the importance and the urgency to end with the prejudices. (read our article The – wahabo-Salafi Jihadist Rebels and the destruction and desecration of the graves.)
Also, in a spirit of justice and fairness before our Lord, we presente online this wise response of a Muslim Shiaa to all those who have offended the dignity of the Prophet’s companions or Aisha, among those who claim themselves as Shiaa, but it is also a response to all those among the Sunnis, who are blinded by a fierce and unjust hatred toward the Shiaa Community.
Let us all fear the Lord, Our Lord !
إِنَّمَا الْمُؤْمِنُونَ إِخْوَةٌ فَأَصْلِحُوا بَيْنَ أَخَوَيْكُمْ وَاتَّقُوا اللَّهَ لَعَلَّكُمْ تُرْحَمُونَ – الحجرات:10
Verily the believers are (all) brothers. Establish then reconciliation between your brothers, and fear Allah, so that you may receive mercy on you. Surat AlHujurat No. 49 – Verse No. 10
Sunni, Shiaas all are Muslims!
The Muslim who prays our prayer, turns to our Qibla and cnsumns from our ritual sacrifice, is the Muslim whose life is under the guarantee of Allah, do not betray Allah in His guarantee! "Said The Messenger of Allah Peace and blessings be upon him.
Narrated by Anas Ibn Malek – Sahih Bukhari – p 391
قال النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم : من صلى صلاتنا واستقبل قبلتنا وأكل ذبيحتنا فذلك المسلم الذي له ذمة الله وذمة رسوله – فلا تخفروا الله في ذمته
الراوي: أنس بن مالك المحدث: البخاري – المصدر: صحيح البخاري – الصفحة أو الرقم: 391
We call on all our brothers, Sunnis and Shiaas, to stop all the prejudices and the generalization of errors of some to the entire of a community. This amalgam is unfair, Let us fear the Lord Subhanah wa Taala, and fear the day of judgment, where everyone will be called all alone to answer for his actions and his words.
The wrong is wrong, on concrete and irrevocable evidences, it is condemned by the exhortation and a recall by the best of languages, that of the just and wise words of the Prophet, and not that of the devil, of hatred and calls to murders, as these recent calls we are, all disconcerted and powerless, witnessing coming from a hatred wahabo-Salafists and Muslim Brotherhood preachers calling for acts of murders, in a total violation of the Quran and the Sunnah of prophet, in the name of Jihad against our brothers in Islam, the Muslims Shiaas!
This is scandalous and a SHAME!
We call for every believer man and woman, who claim to be real Muslims to fear Allah, be fair, banish the prejudices, and be wise, with all efforts of reconciliation toward the other, without amalgam and without any prejudices.
This is the Righteous and worthy behavior of the believer who says he is really on the footsteps of the Prophet!
لَّا خَيۡرَ فِى ڪَثِيرٍ۬ مِّن نَّجۡوَٮٰهُمۡ إِلَّا مَنۡ أَمَرَ بِصَدَقَةٍ أَوۡ مَعۡرُوفٍ أَوۡ إِصۡلَـٰحِۭ بَيۡنَ ٱلنَّاسِۚ
وَمَن يَفۡعَلۡ ذَٲلِكَ ٱبۡتِغَآءَ مَرۡضَاتِ ٱللَّهِ فَسَوۡفَ نُؤۡتِيهِ أَجۡرًا عَظِيمً۬ا
وَمَن يُشَاقِقِ ٱلرَّسُولَ مِنۢ بَعۡدِ مَا تَبَيَّنَ لَهُ ٱلۡهُدَىٰ وَيَتَّبِعۡ غَيۡرَ سَبِيلِ ٱلۡمُؤۡمِنِينَ
نُوَلِّهِۦ مَا تَوَلَّىٰ وَنُصۡلِهِۦ جَهَنَّمَۖ وَسَآءَتۡ مَصِيرًا
There is no good in most of their secret talks, except the one who have called for charity, or a fair action, or a reconciliation between people. The one who does this, to seek Allah’s pleasure, we shall give him a great reward. And whoever breaks away with the Messenger after the right path has become clear to him, and follows what is not the way of the believers, We shall let him have what he chose, and We shall admit him into Jahannam (the fire of Gehenna), which is an evil place to return
Allah’s words – Quran – Chapter Nissae – verses 114 / 115
All the prayers and the salutations of Allah be upon all of His noble messengers, and in particular on the last of them all, our Prophet Muhammad, prayers and greetings of Allah be upon him and on his family. Ameen!
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