Originally Posted by justahumane
One of the reasons why nationalism may be prohibited is because it splits up unity and causes diversity, and this is totally the opposite of what islam teaches us. We are taught to unite under one brotherhood, no matter what race or culture you are from, and nationalism is one of the reasons of disunity, pride, and war in the world right now.
Allaah Almighty says in the Qur'an:
"O you who believe! Fear Allah as He should be feared and die not except in
a state of Islam with complete submission to Allah. And hold fast, all of
you together, to the rope of Allah (i.e. Qur'an), and be not divided among
yourselves; and remember with gratitude Allah's favors on you; for you were
enemies and He joined your hearts in love, so that by His Grace you became
brothers; and you were on the brink of the pit of fire, and He saved you
from it. Thus Allah make His signs clear to you that you may be guided."
[Surah Al'Imran (3); ayah 102-103]
The Faithful are but brothers..." [Surah Al-Hujurat (49): ayah 10]
Our beloved Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) also said:
"An Arab is no better than a non-Arab. In return, a non-Arab is no better
than an Arab. A red raced man was not better than a black one except in
piety. Mankind are all Adam's children and Adam was created out of clay."
[Al-Bukhari and Muslim, on the authority of Abu Musa]
The believers, in their love, mutual kindness, and close ties, are like one
body; when any part complains, the whole body responds to it with
wakefulness and fever." [Sahih Muslim],
So if we actually followed the way of Allaah Almighty and his beloved Messenger Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him and his beloved family) - then we would be successful. But we're not even following the orders given, and we're putting ourselves into sects and putting nationalism before our faith, this is one of the reasons why we are failing.
This won't just change by itself, but we as muslims will have to take the first step;
Allah does not change a people's lot unless they change what is in their hearts.
Once we implement islam in our lives before anything else; only then will we be successful..
O you who believe, accept Islam whole heartedly and do not follow thefoot steps of the devil for he is your open enemy
wa Allaahu ta'aala a'lam.
(and Allaah Almighty knows best.)