Concept of Unity in Islam
Islam means ''Complete Submission to the Will of Allah.'' There is no but, if or else. Once you have declared yourself a Muslim, then you have to abide by the Commands of Allah and Rasulallah (PBUH), especially when the commands are very clear and unambiguous. As mentioned in Quran, ''O' Who believe! Enter into Islam wholeheartedly; and follow not the footsteps of the evil one; for he is to you an avowed enemy'' \[2:208]. Also, in another verse in Quran Allah Said, ''The believers are but a single brotherhood. Make peace and reconciliation between your two (contending) brothers and fear God so that you may receive mercy'' \[49-10] and elsewhere, ''And hold fast, all together, by the rope of Allah and be not divided among yourselves'' \[3:103]. The Rope of Allah is Quran and the Sunnah of Prophet. And let not to forget the famous Hajjatul-wida sermon by our beloved prophet Muhammad (PBUH) in
which he said ''… Arabs has no superiority over non-Arabs and Non-Arabs have no Superiority over Arabs; You are all equal except by piety and good action. I leave behind me two things, the Quran and my Ahlul Bait (family) and if you follow these you will never go astray.'' All Muslims are pleaded to follow in the path of Shariah; the Shariah that was established by our Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and those who followed him to bring Islam to our generation. Such Sharia is the only guarantee that our ''Ibadah'' will be accepted by Allah (SWT). International Human Solidarity Day International Human Solidarity Day is annually held on December 20 each year to celebrate unity in diversity. It aims to remind people on the importance of solidarity in working towards eradicating poverty. The event also aims to raise people's awareness of the importance of advancing the international development agenda and promoting global understanding of the value of human solidarity. International
Human Solidarity Day is a global observance and not a public holiday. On International Human Solidarity Day, governments are reminded of their commitments to international agreements on the need for human solidarity as an initiative to fight against poverty. People are encouraged to debate on ways to promote solidarity and find innovative methods to help eradicate poverty. Activities may include promoting campaigns on issues such as: - Banning land mines, - Making health and medication accessible to those in need, - Relief efforts to help those who suffered the effects of natural or human-made disasters, - Achieving universal education, - Fighting against poverty, corruption and terrorism.