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We Need One Ummah, Not One Eid

Every Eid same drama, same “unity” palaver. But hang on unity is from the Sunnah? The Quran endorses unity! The Qur’an and Sunnah teaches us a lot of things… tazkiyah and purity of the heart being number 1. 

What is the point of one Eid when the hearts aren’t one? The hearts aren’t united?

What is the point of one Eid when we pray Salah shoulder to shoulder but the Ummah isn’t one? 

What is the point of one Eid when our marriages aren’t unified? Surtis don’t marry bharuchis and Indians don’t marry Pakistanis? 

What is the point of one Eid when your masjids don’t allow all Muslims to be members? When your Islamic schools give preference to the four holy Masjids because they are ‘from the ghom’?

Can someone tell me what really is the point? I don’t understand. 

Have one Eid or a dozen Eids, but this Ummah will always be fragile until we learn to live like brothers.

Allah purify our hearts from jealousy and malice and unite this Ummah on the best day of the year. Ameen.

Ismail ibn Nazir Satia (one who is in dire need of Allah’s mercy, forgiveness and pleasure)

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By Ismail ibn Nazir Satia

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2 replies on “We Need One Ummah, Not One Eid”

As-salaamu ‘alaykum

I like how the posts on this site are honest. I had been reading them several years ago and decided to read sites again, after coming across islamicportal travelogues.

I have a question: what are the ‘four Masjids’?

I have worked in Islamic schools in Blackburn in the past; one (Islamiyah school) was slightly more diverse than the other.

Wsalams jzk Allah for your kind words.

If you apply for your child in Star Academy schools, you will be given preference if you are a member of the four masjids; Tauheedul Islam, Millham St, Troy St and Eldon Masjid. The membership is based on the village your grandparents descend from, all Gujarati masjids have such a racist construction. Hence I am (proudly) not a member of any Masjid in Blackburn, simply because anything that goes against Islam can never attain (true) success.

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