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Unity Upon What

Posted: Wed Sep 14, 2016 3:45 am
by Shehzad Sattar
Shaykh Muhammad ibn Saalih Al-‘Uthaymeen

As for uniting the Ummah, without doubt, this is obligatory. As Allaah, the Majestic and High, has said:

And hold fast to the Rope of Allaah, altogether, and be not divided. (Aali Imraan 3:103)

However, it is obligatory upon what? Upon the guidance of the Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) and his companions, not upon desires. Allaah said: “And hold fast to the Rope of Allaah.” He began with the Rope of Allaah before saying: ِ

“...altogether,” And the Rope of Allaah is His religion and His Legislation. As for us being in agreement based upon compromise, this is an error. Due to this, we find the scholars--may Allaah have mercy upon them--refuting the innovators and deeming it to be obligatory upon them to return to the Truth.

Translated by Raha ibn Donald Batts

Source: Silsilah Liqaa’aat Al-Baab Al-Maftooh no. 194