As Muslims, our confidence is not up to the mark, and our love is inadequate. Until we have assembled the solid obligations of Islamic brotherhood among ourselves, this is now and again overlooked by numerous Muslims. And these bonds are broken over minor questions and contentions. Here we will examine the significance of Islamic brotherhood. We will with proof from the Quran, Sunnah, and the Seerah.
According to the Quran:
يَٰٓأَيُّهَا ٱلنَّاسُ إِنَّا خَلَقْنَٰكُم مِّن ذَكَرٍ وَأُنثَىٰ وَجَعَلْنَٰكُمْ شُعُوبًا وَقَبَآئِلَ لِتَعَارَفُوٓا۟ ۚ إِنَّ أَكْرَمَكُمْ عِندَ ٱللَّهِ أَتْقَىٰكُمْ ۚ إِنَّ ٱللَّهَ عَلِيمٌ خَبِيرٌ
“O mankind, indeed We have created you from male and female and made you peoples and tribes that you may know one another. Indeed, the most noble of you in the sight of Allah is the most righteous of you. Indeed, Allah is Knowing and Acquainted.”
Sisterhood Between Muslim Sisters:
Among the most critical mainstay of our dealings with others is the idea of Islamic brotherhood in Islam. The Quran, the Sunnah, and the activities of the Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) accentuate this idea. However, this brotherhood by Islam places upon us certain rights and obligations. So that we must satisfy our Muslim siblings, before we continue any further, one must clarify to anybody perusing this that even though we utilize the expression “Islamic brotherhood.” In this article, we have tried to envelop both sexual orientations and incorporate sisterhood between Muslim sisters.
Allah’s words in the Quran:
وَٱعْتَصِمُوا۟ بِحَبْلِ ٱللَّهِ جَمِيعًا وَلَا تَفَرَّقُوا۟ ۚ وَٱذْكُرُوا۟ نِعْمَتَ ٱللَّهِ عَلَيْكُمْ إِذْ كُنتُمْ أَعْدَآءً فَأَلَّفَ بَيْنَ قُلُوبِكُمْ فَأَصْبَحْتُم بِنِعْمَتِهِۦٓ إِخْوَٰنًا وَكُنتُمْ عَلَىٰ شَفَا حُفْرَةٍ مِّنَ ٱلنَّارِ فَأَنقَذَكُم مِّنْهَا ۗ كَذَٰلِكَ يُبَيِّنُ ٱللَّهُ لَكُمْ ءَايَٰتِهِۦ لَعَلَّكُمْ تَهْتَدُونَ
“And hold firmly to the rope of Allāh all together and do not become divided. And remember the favor of Allah upon you – when you were enemies, and He brought your hearts together, and you became, by His favor, brothers. And you were on the edge of a pit of the Fire, and He saved you from it. Thus, Allah makes clear to you His verses that you may be guided.”
This verse contains numerous vital lessons that are important to our discourse. First, above all, Allah’s (SWT) order for the adherents to stick to the “Obligation of Allah” together and not to be separated. This “Obligation of Allah” is the religion of Islam. And the promise that Allah (SWT) has taken upon the adherents is that they are siblings and cherish each other. It is this Islamic brotherhood and this solidarity between the devotees.
Numerous different verses in the Quran emphasize this message. Verses focus on how vital it is for Muslims to be united, siblings, companions, associates, and supporters of one another. And to maintain a strategic distance from disunity and division among one another. The accentuation of this idea in the Quran indicates how crucial this issue is from the perspective of Allah (SWT).
According to Prophet (SAW):
“The most beloved people to Allah (SWT) are those who help and benefit others the most. The most beloved actions to Allah (SWT) are the pleasure and happiness you cause to enter the heart of a Muslim, solve one of his problems, pay off his debt, or prevent him from being hungry. And working to help my Muslim brother is more beloved than making I’tikaf in this masjid for a month. Whoever controls his anger, Allah will conceal his faults, and whoever controls his ill feelings, Allah (SWT) will fill his heart with contentment on the Day of Judgment. Whoever strives to help fulfill a need for his Muslim brother, Allah will make his feet steadfast on the day of Judgment, and bad manners ruin good deeds just like vinegar ruins honey.”
(Sheikh Al-Albani said it is a sound hadith)
Maybe, at no other time in history has the Ummah been so unapproachable to the sufferings of their Muslim brethren as they are today. Blameless Muslims, feeble ladies, and kids are being tormented, executed, and aggrieved, all-inclusive. Yet, the Ummah is careless regarding their distress and uneasiness vibrations.
As an Islamic brotherhood in Islam, we must make a prompt move to stop the genocide of Muslims. We should take up guarded positions against the antagonistic tribes by supporting one another. And it is a thing that fits individuals with confidence. On the opposite, we encourage the ambush of the foe. And have opened the entryways for them to infiltrate the fold of Islam. We can do it by demanding one-sided partisanship and threatening spite. These have lessened our quality to such an extent, to the point that the most undersized power can crush us. It is apparent that if two champions are battling with one another. Even a kid can beat them. Even little stone can irritate their balance if two mountains are adjusted in the scales, making one ascent and the other fall.