One of the secrets of the believersâ€™ success
is the warm brotherhood and solidarity among them. The Qur'an emphasizes
the importance of unity: “Truly, Allah loves those who fight in
His Cause in battle array as if they were a solid cemented structure.”
(Surat as-Saff, 61:4)
Any statement or behaviour that may damage this close brotherhood
would be an adversary act against religion itself. Allah warns the believers
against this threat in the Qur'an:
“Obey Allah and His Messenger; and fall
into no disputes, lest you lose heart and your power depart; and be
patient and persevering: for Allah is with those who patiently persevere.”
(Surat al-Anfal, 8:46)
Hence, the sincere believer must be extremely cautious of entering
into such disputes, avoiding words or manners that may hurt his brothers.
Moreover, he should behave in such as way as to increase affection and
confidence among them. In the Qurâ€™an, we have the clear decree:
“Say to My servants that they should only
say those things that are best: for Satan sows dissensions among them:
Satan is to man an avowed enemy.” (Surat al-Isra, 17:53)
If a believer does not have the same opinion as his brother on some
issue, he should nevertheless behave and talk in the most modest and
humble way. Sharing ideas should remain on the basis of “consultation”
and not “debate”. If a contention is observed among two
other believers, then what one should do is indicated in the verse below:
“The believers are but a single Brotherhood.
So make peace and reconciliation between your two (contending) brothers;
and fear Allah, so that you may receive His Mercy.” (Surat al-Hujraat,
It should be noted that even a minor argument of any kind may have
very negative effects on the Cause.
TAKEN FROM "THE MORAL VALUES OF THE QUR'AN"
BY HARUN YAHYA, GOODWORD PRESS, INDIA, 1999