#InTheLightOfRamadan Poem and PROSE by Alfurqan PRESS, Day 27
“Unity in Diversity” is used as an expression of harmony and unity between dissimilar individuals or groups. It is a concept of ‘unity without uniformity and diversity without fragmentation’ that shifts focus from togetherness based on mere tolerance of physical, cultural, linguistic, social, religious, political, ideological and/or psychological differences towards a more complex one based on an understanding that differences enrich human interactions.
In the world over, Muslims share the same tenets of Islam but differ significantly in their levels of religious commitment, openness to multiple interpretations of their faith and acceptance of various sects and movements.
According to a research interview by Pew Research Center conducted on 38,000 Muslims in 39 countries on their core beliefs and practice of Islam, it was concluded that diversity has been a better way to reckon with as it strengthens Unity in Islam.
Nigeria for instance, has over 371 tribes and over 400 spoken indigenous languages with only Hausa, Yoruba and Igbo being the well-known and constitutionally recognised due to large figures. In just the same way football has largely been seen as a unifying object for the nation, these tribes are also religiously committed to worshipping Allah for it is al-Islam that closely relates them. It is their fountain of spiritual growth, development and religious unity in diversity. Even though we have our differences, yet, an average Hausa Muslim respects a Yoruba Muslim; a regular Igbo or Muslim from the South-South maintains close ties with other Muslims communities from a different geopolitical zone and vice versa.
Whether you’re a member of the Muslim Students Society of Nigeria, Organisation of Tadhammunul Muslimeen, The Muslim Congress, NASFAT, Fathiu-ul-Quareeb, Muslim Brotherhood Ikhwanni, or even the the most funnysome ‘Lah Jamah’ sect who regularly cast aspersions on congregational worship and Programmes; you still have to come to terms that al-Islam is our fortress and the only rope that strongly binds us together. And as long as our watchword is al-Qur’an wa Sunnatul Rosul, and we keep on the path of the Ahlu-l-Sunnah Wa Jama’ah and forbids Bid’ah in our circles of worship and modus operandi, our goal remain one: comprehensive understanding of the Deen and eventual admittance into Jannah.
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