Islam is a religion of strict monotheism and unity. There is no scope for committing Shirk and creating disintegration and division. The basic of Islamic unity is Tawhid—worship one God, fear one God. Islam asks this Tawhid based community to remain united on Sirate Mustaqim (straight path) and Sabilul Mumineen (path of the believers). Islam commands us to preserve unity, solidarity, friendship, and harmony. This book is written with a clear intention to motive Muslims to follow this command.
The Quranic verses and prophetic narrations mentioned in this book not only clarify the importance of unity and harmony but also reveal the fact that not all disagreements are considered divisions. It should be understood that disagreements based on evidences on non-fundamental issues are not divisions or detachments. Disagreements of Mujtahid Imaams in non-fundamental and subsidiary issues should not be considered as division in Islam. Disagreements become blameworthy when it emerges because of disregarding Bayyinah (clear and undisputed evidence from Quran and Sunnah). Disagreements of Imaams should never be compared to those. InshaAllah, if we do self-questioning and self-analysis, our habit of making unjust criticism without proper research will come to an end.
About the Author
Maulana Muhammad Abdul Malek is a Bangladeshi Islamic scholar and researcher of Hadith. He is the founder of monthly Bengali Islamic magazine Al-Kawsar and head of the department of Hadith studies at Markazud Dawah Al-Islamia, a higher Islamic research and education institution situated at Dhaka.