Dear scholars, As-Salamu `alaykum. I am a Muslim 21 years of age. My classmate has asked me about the divisions in Islam and she told me that Islam is not the united religious system it claims to be. There are divisions among its ranks and those divisions have sub-divisions. The interesting point is that the Qur'an tells the Muslims to have no such divisions. If Islam is the truth, which of the divisions is on the right path? Are Muslims in a state of sin since there are divisions within its ranks? Waiting for your response.
Respected scholars of Islam, as-salamu `alaykum. I want to know what is required of all Muslims in the light of the dreadful ordeal facing Muslims everywhere. Jazakum Allah khayran.
Is it permissible to be part of an organization similar to Amnesty International keeping in mind that they support the UN declaration of human rights?
Respected scholars of Islam, As-Salamu `alaykum wa Rahmatu Allah wa Barakatuh. I live in the West and want to know whether we Muslims should celebrate `Eid Al-Adha according to Saudi Arabia or according to our local sighting of the moon of Dhul-Hijjah?
As-Salamu `alaykum. Is the moon sighting common to the whole world, or do we have to sight it where we live?
Dear scholars, as-salamu `alaykum. Whenever the month of Ramadan comes near, Muslims get divided into two groups. The majority starts fasting and celebrates `Eid with their local community. This group follows a major local organization such as the Islamic Society of North America, which is a well-established organization in North America. But the other group, which is a minority, always creates a division and disunity within the community and follows Saudi Arabia (or its own mother country) in starting and ending their observation of the holy month. For the sake of the unity, don't you think the Muslim community should unite and start and end fasting on the same day? Which opinion do you strongly prefer: to stick with your local community or to follow another country that is far from you? Jazakum Allah khayran.
Dear scholars, As-Salamu `alaykum. Nowadays, Muslims are badly divided; the irony is that they all claim to be united, which is not so. Would you please comment on this?