ABOUT ISLAMIC BROTHERHOOD:
WON’T IT BE WONDEFUL TO SEE ALL Muslim helping each other and cooperating with each other in peace and harmony? You see a Muslim is urges to have the good feeling of brotherhood towards other Muslims, and he is urges to work for the ultimate goal which is an Islamic community that applies Islam in its true meaning. So, a feeling of Islamic brotherhood is an essential element for such a goal.
Islam therefore urges us towards ISLAMMIC BROTHERHOOD.
Such a wonderful quality means full cooperation among Muslims in good spirit, with the aim of encouraging that which is good and discouraging what is evil.
See what Almighty God says in his Holy Book, the Quran:
اِنَما المومِنون اِخوَةٌ فَاَصلِحوا بَینَ اَخوَیکُم وَاَتقُوا الله لَعَلَکُم تُرحَمُون
"ALL BELIEVERS ARE BROTHERS TO ONE ANOTHER; SO PROMOTE THE NOBLE CAUSE OF BROTHEHOOD AMONG YOUR FRATERNITY.”
(Al – Quran XLIX-10)
So the spirit of brotherhood is a noble cause that we are commanded to promote and to encourage. Such an endeavor can lead to a tremendous advance in the welfare of our community, be it in the immediate community around us, or the society at large.
See what God’s Messenger, Muhammad (P.B.U.H) says:
لا یُومِنُ اَحَدُکُم حَتی یُحِبُ لِاَخیه ما یُحِبُ لِنَفسِهِ
“NONE OF YOU HAS A GOOD FAITH UNLESS HE LOVES FOR HIS BROTHER WHAT HE LOVES FOR HIMSELF.”
See how Prophet Muhammad urges us not to be selfish and how he urges us to have a spirit of love and cooperation among us!
He also says:
اِنَ المومِنَ لِلمومِن کا لبُنیانُ یَشُدُ بَعضِهُ بَعضاً
“TRULY THE FAITHFUL ARE TO ONE ANOTHER LIKE (PARTS OF) A BUILDING EACH PART STRENGTHENING THE OTHER.”
See how our Prophet urges us to cooperate with one another and support and help each other to the fullest extent, so that we can build a strong powerful decent society. Everyone of us is like a small component of a huge society, and if everyone of the components produces a good deal for Islam, then the whole huge society will reach a very level of that which is good.
The Messenger of God, Muhammad (P.B.U.H) also says:
المُومِنونَ کَرَجُلٍ واحِدٍ ان اَشتَکی عَینُهُ اَشتَکی
کُلُهُ وَاِن اَشتَکی رَاسُهُ اَشتَکی کُلُهُ
" THE FAITEFUL ARE LIKE A WHOLE MAN: IF HIS EYE SUFFERS, THEN HIS WHOLE CONSTITUTION WILL SUFFER; AND IF HE HAS A HEADACHE, THEN HIS WHOLE SYSTEM WILL SUFFER.
This means if some components of a society suffer from some kind of trouble, then the whole society will suffer. So it would be essential for a healthy society, to try to correct the suffering of its components.
Making peace among people and having a good sense of brotherhood is a noble goal indeed, and we ought to strive for such a wonderful goal.
A Good Muslim Will Remember:
1. Islam urges promoting the spirit of brotherhood among its members.
2. Strong healthy spirit of Muslim brotherhood is the basis for a good Muslim society.
3. To help remove suffering in the society, will lead to a healthy happy decent society.
4. To remove enmity among Muslims will help reduce friction and potential trouble.
5. To make friends among Muslims opens the way towards better understanding and will help build a better Muslim Community.