THE DAILY ISLAMIC REMINDERS. Yaum al-ithnayn, ninth Jumaadal Uulaa. (Monday, thirteenth of December 2021).
*_STRENGTH LIES IN UNITY AND WEAKNESS IN DIVISION_*. BismilLah.
Let’s contemplate this ethical story.
A father had a household of sons who had been perpetually quarreling amongst themselves. When he did not heal their disputes by his exhortations, he decided to present them a sensible illustration of the evils of disunion; and for this objective he at some point informed them to deliver him a bundle of sticks tied with twine, and mentioned to his oldest son: “Break it in pieces.”
Oldest son tried and tried, however with all his energy, he couldn’t break the bundle. The different sons additionally tried, however none of them was profitable. “Untie the bundle,” mentioned the daddy, “and each of you take one stick.” When that they had executed so, he mentioned to them: “Now, try to break your stick.” Each stick was simply damaged. “You see my meaning,” mentioned their father. He then addressed them in these phrases: “My sons, if you are of one mind, and unite to assist each other, you will be as this bundle of sticks, uninjured by all the attempts of your enemies; but if you are divided among yourselves, you will be broken as easily as these single sticks.”
Moral of the Story: “United we stand, Divided we fall,” the essential idea is that until the individuals are united, it’s straightforward to destroy them. Why are we Muslims below the kuffar humiliation? One easy cause is that we’re busy combating ourselves simply due to non secular sects, intolerance and politics. As lengthy as we maintain combating one another resulting from politics, non secular intolerance amongst us, tribalism and so on. We ought to then cease complaining of the kuffar humiliation on us as these will proceed until we do the correct factor starting from our personal households and neighborhood. Let’s all the time bear in mind demise and cease our delight and vanity in the direction of different individuals, particularly to our mother and father.
*_May ALLAH maintain guiding us all and shield us from any satanic influences_*. Aameen.