মুসলিম উম্মাহর মধ্যে মতানৈক্য/বিভক্তি, কাদা ছোঁড়াছুড়ি, এসব ব্যাপারে আপনার অভিমত কি? উত্তর দিচ্ছেন আন্তর্জাতিক খ্যাতিসম্পন্ন বিশিষ্ট ইসলামিক স্কলার, দার্শনিক এবং লেখক, আল্লামা ইমরান নযর হোসেন। এই অংশটি ২১ জুলাই ২০১১ মালেশিয়ায় ধারনকৃত 'রমাদ্বান: রোজা রাখার ফজিলত' লেকচার থেকে নেয়া
Question: What is your opinion on The Sectarian divisions among The Muslim Ummah? Sheikh Imran Nazar Hosein Explains.
This part is taken from world renowned Islamic scholar Sheikh Imran Hosein's lecture on 'Fast & Power' part of the Malaysia Lecture Tour held on 21 July 2011
"The first step in responding to that is that, you and I must stay away from everything related to sectarian movement. Do not be a member of any sectarian movement. It is only when you stand outside of the sectarian divide, only then you have credentials to address it. After you have declared that, I am not this and I am not that, I am a Muslim, now you have to work to bring the Sufi and the Salafi together. Is it possible? yes it is....
The way to unity is to begin with the Masjid... And in the Masjid we strive and struggle to ensure; only that is permitted in the house of Allah, which is based on the Qur'an and on the universally accepted Sunnah. Whether you are a Sufi or a Salafi, or Shia or Sunni, or this or that or the other, when you come to this Masjid and you accept the Qur'an and the Sunnah, then everybody will worship together in unity. This is my formula for uniting the people...
(For example) if I want to celebrate Miladunnabi The birth anniversary of Prophet (SA), that's not in the Qur'an or Sunnah, but large number of Muslims do it. And they have been doing it for long long years, I think boxing gloves (making critical remarks on their beliefs) will be more damaging (for the unity of the Ummah) than beneficial. So if you want to wage war (against them) you go and do it, I'm not going to do it. I would say if you want to celebrate Miladunnabi, do it in the private, don't bring it in the public, that's all...."
Imran Nazar Hosein is a leading International Islamic Philosopher, Scholar and author, specialising in world politics, economy, eschatology , modern socio-economic/political issues and expert on international affairs. He is best- selling author of Jerusalem in the Qur'an. Imran Nazar Hosein was born on the Caribbean island of Trinidad in 1942 to parents whose ancestors had migrated from India as indentured labourers. He studied Islam, Philosophy and International Relations at several universities and institutions of higher learning. Among them are al-Azhar University in Cairo, Egypt, the Institute of International Relations of the University of the West Indies in Trinidad, the University of Karachi in Pakistan, the Aleemiyah Institute of Islamic Studies in Karachi, Pakistan, and the Graduate Institute of International Studies in Geneva, Switzerland.