Islamic Unity, in the Light of Speeches of Ayatullah Khamenei
Compiled by Hujatul Islam wal Muslimeen Ali Khaliqpur
In the opinion of Ayatullah Ali Khamenei the issue of Unity of Muslims is the focal point of Islamic teachings and it should be considered as a religious obligation.
In view of misappropriation of discrepancies and differences found amongst Muslims and exploitation of some preliminary religious laws and ordinances by the hands of imperialists and its steady expansion, the Supreme Leader deems it essential to bring the remedy of unity into existence.
In fact, if we want to find any solution to the problems of the Islamic world or better to say, if we are making efforts for the dignity and honour of Islam and Quran and for restoration of its grace, then this thing isn’t in any way favourable and conducive with the differences of the Muslims. Imam Khomeini (R.A) continued this mission even before the success of revolution and highly recommended it and after the success of revolution, he put it in the top priority list of the issues.
Although the Imperialists had already declared the policy of diversity and division in the top priorities of their objectives, but after the triumph of Islamic revolution and after the centre of Islamic unity came into existence, the activities based on divide and division by America and its allies got further expedited and accelerated. They made the Muslim brethren to fight each other and started ransack and massacre. In the whole Muslim world today the paid writers have made it their profession and strategy to create division among Muslims, spending treasure of wealth and petro dollars of allies of American reactionaries for this purpose.
They now it very well that there is power of attraction in Islam and the centre of this revolution may attract the attention of all the Muslims of the world towards itself, therefore it has created a threat for America and Imperialism that their investment for creating division among Muslims may not get lost. Therefore, they have further accelerated their efforts. Today the wealth is consumed over Zerar type mosques in the world. In order to create separation and division in Islamic unity and between various Islamic sects, the organizations and centres are being established today. There are people like Satan, who said to Allah:
“I will certainly cause them all to stray”: 1:39 Thus Satan made his existence particular for deceiving and misleading the creation of God from the right path. Accordingly, he endowed his existence for creating split and division. It is unfortunate that some people in all or most of the Islamic countries are doing the same job while following American policies. We believe that Islam has made unity obligatory upon Muslims and believers, who are monotheists and who believe in one God. We also believe that one of the objectives of Hajj pilgrimage is to make the Muslims to come close to each other. God says:
“And proclaim the hajj to the people. They will then come to you from every remote way, on foot, and on lean camels”. 22:27
By this verse Allah intends to get the Muslims of the world assembled on a particular day at the places like Arafat, Mina, Mash’ar and Masjid-ul-Haram. So why the people are so much frightened by the Muslims that they get acquainted with each other? In fact, the Islamic unity and the thoughts of concordance and harmony is a great threat for the global imperialism and under its leadership like traitor America and the whole world under his imperialistic sources.
You should pay attention towards two things what Imam Khomeini (R.A) has said. The first and foremost among them is sincerity which is source of all things and second is Islamic unity which is a major objective.
However, our great Imam has sowed this seed. Now whether American would like it or not, the plant of revolution of Islam and Islamic revolution is in growing situation and development. The reactionaries and the individuals allied to America would like it or not, this movement shall continue to go ahead. Now it will no more to be hampered by the enemies. However, God forbid, the believers themselves may not make any harm to it due to their misdeeds. Otherwise, this way could be tread easily and the objective is very clear and the enemy is not in a position to stop this way.
The Need of Unity even for holding Fast the Rope of Allah The Quran in a crystal clear way says:
وَاعْتَصِمُوا بِحَبْلِ اللّٰہِ جَمِیْعاً
“And hold fast to the Rope of God all together”. 3: 103 Why don’t some people look at this great front? We have to hold fast the Rope of Allah all together. The Rope of Allah can even be hold fast individually too, but Quran says:
Be all together and don’t be divided. Even though some people would perform this act of ‘holding fast to the Rope of Allah’, but some people are holding fast to the Rope of Satan i.e., being connected with Devil. Holding fast with the Rope of Allah is to be performed all together. It is a great challenge for the Islamic world.