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Unity in Ummah, Options before the Muslim leaders

by Muhammad Nasir Jawed Unity – or disunity – in the Ummah has been at the center of a never-ending debate for quite some time. Interestingly, the issue is raging more from within than from the outside. “And hold firmly to the rope of Allah all together and do not become divided. And remember the […]

THE WORLD’S FIRST WRITTEN CONSTITUTION The Covenant of Medina

After his migration to Medina, Prophet Muhammad established a nation of equals based on the brotherhood between the Muslims in Medina and those from Makkah regardless of wealth or social status. The Muslims of Medina, known as ansars (helpers), shared their wealth and homes with the immigrants from Makkah, who left their homes and possessions […]

THE COVENANT OF CALIPH OMAR WITH THE PEOPLE OF JERUSALEM

In the Name of Allah, the Most Merciful, the Compassionate This is the assurance of safety that the servant of Allah. ‘Umar, Commander of the Faithful, has granted to the people of Iliya (Jerusalem). • He has given them assurance of safety for their lives and property, for their churches and their crosses, for their […]

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