The moment im writing this, there’s a Friday sermon given to the crowds of Muslims. I could hear from the very top of the hill where IIUM mosque is located at (though it wasnt that clear).. and im sure they form a large group of Muslim sharing the same belief, the same practice but with different ways of thinking and behaving..
Muslims look strong and unite in this crowd. yet, what matters further is when they are released after the prayer and go back to where the spirit gradually loses.
Real life speaks when people start to separate themselves over classes, levels, interest, and achievement. we tend not to notice others suffering as a result of what we commonly practice but the real fact tells that, those people do suffer. the system of democracy doesnt really help anyway because still, the ones who have no power are left behind and the poor are looked down. this kind of community isn’t natural and it doesnt contribute to peace at all. even at the lowest point.
Are we performing a brotherhood community or a clique community throughout the way? it’s a close bond Islam tries to emphasize among its followers, regardless of how much people u influence or how great your position is.. its not about living within our own cliques or within those we are comfortable with, but to always look for those in need – those who have no idea how to perform prayer, or those who do not know what “syahadah” is all about.
Again, we are not living life with people we want to live with, yet there’s a sort of responsibility put on every man to build a strong bonding with understanding and love among us – to help and listen to each other.. we want a brotherhood to be formed, not a set of buddies who regularly meet..and leave.
“and remember Allah’s favour unto you: how ye were enemies and He made friendship between your hearts so that ye became as brothers by His grace..” (Alimran: 103)
Allah knows best :)