ROUND TABLE MEETING ON UMMAH UNITY
2ND-3RD JULY 2011
Resolution adopted by International delegate representing United Kingdom, United States of America, Turkey, Indonesia, India, Egypt, Lebanon, Palestine, Thailand, Myanmar, and Malaysia on the following Charter,
CHARTER 3;103: A Call for Muslim Unity
Sign the charter and support Muslim Unity against sectarianism, nationalism, racism, and all division in the ummah.
CHARTER 3: 103
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Islam,
Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullah wa barakatuh,
We are writing to introduce to you CHARTER 3:103 , a document which outlines simply the Qur’anic verse which calls for unity amongst Muslims. As you must be well aware, there has been a violent and marked increase in disunity between Muslim, including sectarian strife between different, ‘sects’ in recent times. In countries like Pakistan and Afghanistan there have been senseless carnage and destruction.
The Charter, establish in 1997, has been organized by the Islamic Human Right Commission with the support of other organizations, as a mean for concerned individuals and organizations to show their commitment to unity between the different schools of thought, and to condemn all forms of disunity, including sectarianism, racism, and nationalism.
The matter is now so serious, this Charter is being circulated to Muslim groups, inviting them to support this initiative. Disunity is a scourge, which benefits, no-one except the enemies of Islam. This should be clear to all those Muslims who genuinely wish the plight of the Ummah to improve. In inviting the support of different organizations, we note that those who do not respond, or wish not to be involved are in fact choosing to oppose the Islamic call for unity by default. All schools of Muslim thought believe in the Qur’an and the tradition of the Holy Prophet, may the peace and blessing of Allah be upon him. Both give clear injunction for unity amongst the believers whatever their differences. They also call for the believers to have courage in the face of adversity to call for justice in the face of attacks by the hypocrites.
May Allah s.w.t. reward all your efforts. Amen.
Your brothers in Islam,
Washington Islamic Centre
Islamic Human Rights Commission
International Muslim Organisation
S.M Mohamed Idris