In Dhul-Hijjah, Muslims visit the blessed house of Allah in their millions.
They stand before Almighty Allah and plead for forgiveness.
Muslims from Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Egypt, Palestine, Pakistan, and from all corners of the globe, stand side by side in the house of Allah – united in their belief according to the verse of the Quran:
وَاعْتَصِمُوا بِحَبْلِ اللَّهِ جَمِيعًا وَلَا تَفَرَّقُوا
And hold firmly to the rope of Allah all together and do not become divided… [Aali-’Imran : 103]
They make sujood next to one another – millions of complete strangers, who speak different languages and are from different societies.
With no rehearsal or practice, they are in complete unison, harmony and are bound by the bond of brotherhood.
According to the words of Muhammad (saw) during his Khutbatul-Widaa:
“O mankind, indeed the believers are one brotherhood…All of you are from Adam (a.s) and Adam (a.s) is from dust. The most honourable amongst you is the most God fearing, and an
Arab has no superiority over a non Arab except by Taqwa (fear of Allah).
أيها الناس إنما المؤمنون إخوة…
كلكم لآدم وآدم من تراب، أكرمكم عند الله اتقاكم، وليس لعربي على عجمي فضل إلا بالتقوى
Merely 3 months ago, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the UAE and Bahrain were ready to cause war at the behest of the US.
Mother and child, husband and wife, were separated from each other.
Countries aligned with each other based on their colonial alliance and so called national interest.
Likewise, we see Egypt close its borders to the Palestinians.
Bangladesh refuses desperate Muslims fleeing persecution from Burmese ethnic cleansing
The rulers of Pakistan aid the crusaders in their war on Islam in the northern areas and Afghanistan.
Our treacherous rulers divide the Muslims along artificial borders drawn originally by the colonialists.
It is this nation-state model that creates hatred and animosity between believers and will never create a harmonious society.
In the west, the birthplace of this plague:
The rise of the far right in Britain, America, France, the Netherlands and India is a clear sign that nationalism only sows seeds of hatred.
Brexit saw citizens turn against citizens just because of their nationality.
Thousands in America are being deported.
Islam as a Vision for Humanity
Only Islam has the ability to bind different peoples – through a single ‘aqeedah.
For centuries, the very countries that are now divided and in turmoil, collectively prospered under the shade of the Khilafah as beacon of civilization.
Imagine a world:
Without artificial borders, where the resources are distributed to those who need them the most.
Where all citizens are treated equally.
A world that is built upon the same values as Hajj, bound together by ‘la ilaha illallah’.
This world, is the one which will be governed by the Khilafah Rashidah.