Collection of Ideas to Overcome Sectarian Divide Among the Muslims


And We (Allah) have sent thee (Muhammad) not but as a mercy for all peoples. (Al Quran 21:107) 

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Creed of Islam or Kalimah should define and unite all Muslims — After all by reading Kalimah non-Muslims accept Islam. There is far more that unities each and every Muslim than separates us

Reconciling Muslim Fragmentation with Universal Message of Islam

Source: The Daily Times: OP-ED By Akbar Ahmed, who is an author, poet, filmmaker, playwright, and is the Ibn Khaldun Chair of Islamic Studies, American University in Washington, DC. He formerly […]

A New Commentary of the Holy Quran Emphasizing Compassion, Justice and Human Rights Launched

Source: TheQuran.Love Here are some details from the Homepage and About Us page of the website: The very first verse of the Holy Quran is, “I begin in the name […]

Mutual Jealousy and Prejudice Keeping the Muslims Back

Written and collected by Zia H Shah MD, Chief Editor of the Muslim Times A recent poll in USA shows that even though the perception of the Muslims has improved over […]

Pakistan: The Honor of Islam is Misplaced When It Kills Ahmadis and Shias

Epigraph: And We (Allah) have sent thee (Muhammad) not but as a mercy for all peoples. (Al Quran 21:108) Source: The Daily Times The Honor of Islam is Misplaced When…

Surah Mumtahinah – She Who is Examined: Overcoming Sectarianism and Religious Divide

Introduction The surah describes as to how to deal with national enemies and not share state secrets with them and how to be kind and compassionate towards all other non-Muslims, who are not at war with or trying to kill the Muslims or make them homeless. The fundamental verses in understanding the compassionate Quranic teachings … Read more

Perpetuating sectarianism

Source: Dawn THE recent surge in sectarian violence has done two things. First, it has highlighted the challenges and vulnerabilities the country’s security and law-enforcement forces face in countering terrorism. Second, it has brought to the fore some critical, long-standing questions about the state’s resolve and efforts to counter religiously […]

Two Hundred Verses about Compassionate Living in the Quran

Written and collected by Zia H Shah MD, Chief Editor of the Muslim Times As only the Islamophobes, who hate Islam or those Muslims, who want to enforce Shariah Law, of…

Prophet Muhammad recognized as a great law-giver by US Supreme court, since 1935

Epigraph: Have We not opened for thee (Muhammad) thy bosom, and removed from thee thy burden, Which had well nigh broken thy back, and We exalted thy name? (Al Quran…

Book Review: The Leadership of Muhammad by Prof. John Adair

Epigraph: Indeed, the Messenger of God is an excellent model for those of you who put your hope in God and the Last Day and remember Him often.  (Al Quran…

The Holy Quran Applauded as a Landmark Contribution to ‘Words of Justice’ by the Harvard University

Epigraph: “Blessed is He (Allah) Who has sent down the Discrimination (the Quran) to His servant (Muhammad), that he may be a Warner to all the worlds.” (Al Quran 25:2)…

Pakistan Supreme Court Seeking Secularism to End Sectarianism

Pakistan Today: Justice Qazi Faiz Essa says govt will have to go back to original Constitution to abolish sectarianism Objectives Resolution not part of Constitution: Supreme Court The Supreme Court […]

Forty Hadiths or Sayings of the Prophet Muhammad about Compassionate Living

Collected by Zia H Shah MD, Chief Editor of the Muslim Times The world appears to be a more dangerous place since September 11, 2001, more so than any time that…

Did 120 Muslim Scholars just re-confirm Ahmadis as Muslims?

Source: Rabwah Times Over 120 Islamic scholars from around the world, many of them leading Muslim voices in countries like Egypt & Saudia Arabia have issued an open letter denouncing…

An Ahmadi Muslim’s Letter To Sunni Muslim Leaders In America

Source: Huffington Post By Kashif N Chaudhry; Physician, Writer, Human Rights Activist Gary Miller via Getty Images President of the United States Barack Obama looks on as prayers are given […]

Who Speaks For the 1.6 Billion Muslims?

Written and collected by Zia H Shah MD, Chief Editor of the Muslim Times Since the tragic events of September 11, 2001, we have countless experts in the West, in almost […]

Why I Remember President Truman on a Regular Basis

Written and collected by Zia H Shah MD, Chief Editor of the Muslim Times Since the collapse of USSR, the President of USA, may be considered to be the most powerful person […]

Historic Pluralism Headquarters Launch in Ottawa Anchoring Canada as Global Hub for Dialogue

BY ISMAILIMAIL POSTED ON MAY 16, 2017 The Global Centre for Pluralism, a major international institution for research and dialogue about the value of diversity, has officially opened its permanent […]

Pakistan’s Second Amendment is Root Cause of Sectarianism

By Kashif N. Chaudhry, Huffington Post: Kashif Religious clerics in Pakistan celebrate September 7th as a day of victory for Islam and Pakistan. Officially dubbed the “Khatme Nubuwwat Day” or […]

Fighting Sectarianism in Islam – Baroness Sayeeda Warsi

Fighting Sectarianism in Islam By Sayeeda Warsi Aug 12 2015 I am a proud Muslim. I am patriotically British – indeed, one who is at her proudest when standing here in a part British-built mosque. Despite the oft asked unanswerable question as to which I am first – whether I […]

Hindus are not Kafir, says Indian Deobandi cleric. But Shias are Kafir, Sunni Sufis and Barelvis are mushrik

LUBP: We welcome the tolerant and inclusive approach shown by Mualana Arshad Madni, senior Deobandi cleric of India’s Darul-Uloom Deoband towards Hindu community. Maulana Arshad Madni’s father Maulana Hussain Ahmed Madni […]

A Simple Recipe to Unite All Muslims

Written and collected by Zia H Shah MD, Chief Editor of the Muslim Times I am a Muslim brought up in Sunni tradition.  Growing up in Pakistan, I have a few […]

Sports — one way of uniting Muslims and changing perceptions

Source: Arab News I had the pleasure of attending the opening ceremony of the 4th Islamic Solidarity Games, or the Olympics of the Muslim world, held in Baku, the capital […]

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  1. Brother Rafiq to try to answer your question.

    One of the main reasons in my view is every one person and group makes tall claims but works for his, her or their own myopic interests.

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