So many castes and so many creeds, So many faiths, and so many beliefs,
All have arisen from ignorance of man, Wise is he who only truth conceives.
Hazrat Inayat Ali Khan
The message is simple! , It is a bitter truth, a hard pill to swallow which is being said a long time back by a mystic hardly been known today, never mind the person take the lesson from a lover of god. Even it is mentioned in a Hadith: “Seek knowledge even if you have to go as far as China, for seeking knowledge is a duty on every Muslim,” Shaykh al-Albaani said in Da’eef al-Jaami’
Mentioning China here does not only means that you travel there the inner meaning behind is obtain knowledge even from chinese people because they love and respect their peers, elders and ancestors. We just ignore such messages calling it mere folk lore or poetry but somehow it completely applies in these recent times isn’t it? As the title shows which sect do you belong ? When the Lord is one! Let’s accept the fact that yes we are divided among sects and making each other’s lives miserable by claiming we are right and the rest are wrong, Issuing fatwas initiating campaigns and hate speeches against each other. Bet this was never done in the times of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), so why we do it, to be superior? Or just focusing on “I or Myself” is right and the rest are all wrong. How come the rest be wrong when they submit to Allah. But we still argue whether to fold our hands or unfold them, some fold above chest some fold on stomach during salat and what is the appropriate position for dua either by sitting or standing?
It has been clearly mentioned by Allah the only lord in the Quran: ”When trouble toucheth a man he crieth unto us (In all postures) Lying down on his side or sitting or standing. But when We have solved his trouble he passeth on his way as if he had never cried to Us” (10:12)
How is simple is our religion while you can pray to Allah in all postures but thanking him always. So We request the Ummat -e- Muhammad PBUH start trying to focus on similarities rather than differences when we had tried everything in the past and yet the results can been seen everywhere around us. Give it a try, Give love a chance
Love the creations for the sake of Creator!
“As for those who divide up their religion and form into sects, you have nothing whatsoever to do with them. Their affair will go back to Allah and then He will inform them about what they did. (Surat al-An’am, 159)