Originally Posted by Karl
Difference of opinions has taken a big toll on the Ummah.But Difference of opinions were always there even at the time of Sahabas but they were all still united as one Ummah. Imam Shafi prayed Subuh in the Masjid of Hanafis in Iraq but still prayed the same way that Hanafi did to the surprise of all , such were our Imaam who kept THE AGENDA of UNITY far more superior & prioritized than these simple fiqh issues and
so was Abdullah ibn Masood (r.a) who argued
during haj when Calipha Uthman R.a did not shorten his prayers in haj which was a great sunnah of Prophet :saws: since Uthman R.A argued that he was not a traveller there since he was married from there ( IMO He had a house there so he is not a traveller any more so therefore can't shorten or Qasr his salah) so Uthman R.A as the leader of Believers led the prayer and prayed full ( no shortening) and Abdullah Ibn Masood R.A who argued on this issue prayed at his back . After the Salah when people asked Ibn Masood , How could he follow the imam when you differed in this matter he said he is our Calipha So are our examples of our Heroes of Islam showing still UNITY in Diversity ( opinions)
May we abide by these verses of our Creator.
Quran 23:52-55 ''And verily this Brotherhood of yours is a single Brotherhood, and I am your Lord and Cherisher: therefore fear Me (and no other).But people have cut off their affair (of unity), between them, into sects: each party rejoices in that which is with itself. But leave them in their confused ignorance for a time. Do they think that because We have granted them abundance of wealth and sons.We would hasten them on in every good? Nay, they do not understand.''