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Who are you? Sunni, Shia, Hambli or Maliki? Why we just can't be a simple Muslim? A Muslim, who's identity is belongs to one and only one Islam and nothing else. Why we need to be identified with such sects? Is not it enough to be known as Muslim like Muhammad {Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam} and his companions {RA}?

Madhab : A Solution for us or a cause of Dis -integrity among Muslim Ummah?

People who follows a particular madhab very often claim that, if one does not follow a particular madhab, then he may choose the easiest and the most suitable options for him, and that's why one must follow a particular madhab. Indeed, this claiming is invalid due to some reasons:

Firstly :

Allaah {Subhanahu wa Ta'ala} Judges us based on not only our Acts but also upon our Intentions and surely He is well-acquainted with all we think.

Secondly :

Except Muhammad {Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam}, no one is perfect guidance for us to follow. So, how can we follow one blindly? We accept, they were Great scholars (Imam Abu Haneefah, Imam Maalik, Imam al-Shaafa¶i and Imam Ahmad), they were the Jewels of the ummah, but they could make mistakes too. So, when we come to realize that, some opinions (of course made by mujtahids) which don't match with them rather is more closer to Quran and Sunnah; should not we take those?

Thirdly :

All of those great scholars have even ordered us to reject their made fatwas if those goes against Quran and Sunnah (because all they were known at that time that, all the hadiths were not available to them and they have made fatwas only based upon which they got). So, if someone still blindly follow a particular schoalr's given opinions even if those go against Quran and Sunnah or reject any other mujtahid's opinions which is more closer to Quran and Sunnah; then he is following neither Quran, Sunnah nor the Great scholars, whom he claim to follow.

Creating such sects among Muslims in the name of Madhab in the Light of Quran and Ahadith:

³Who is better in speech than one who calls (men) to Allaah, works righteousness, and says, I am of those who bow in Islam (Muslim)´. (Al ± Quran 41:33)

³If Allaah so willed, He could make you all one Ummah: but He leaves straying whom He pleases, and He guides whom He pleases: but you shall certainly be called to account for all your actions.´ (Al ± Quran 16: 93)

³And verily this Ummah of yours is One Ummah and I am your Lord and Cherisher: therefore fear Me (and no other).´ (Al ± Quran 23: 52)

Our beloved prophet Muhammad {Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam} hath also said in this regard:

"The Muslim Ummah is like ONE body, if one part of it hurts, the rest of the body aches and shivers in pain also."

Bottom Line :

My dear brothers and sisters in Islam, the call is to be united under the flag of Islam and not to be divided in sects:

³And hold fast, all together, by the rope which Allaah (stretches out for you), and be not divided among yourselves´.

(Al-Quran 3: 103)

and Allaah {Subhanahu wa Ta'ala} Knows the Best