Understanding the role of the Ummah

Developing Just Leadership

Muslim Mahmood

Rajab 22, 1434 2013-06-01

Letters To The Editor

by Muslim Mahmood (Letters To The Editor, Crescent International Vol. 42, No. 4, Rajab, 1434)

Even a small group of committed Muslims can bring about meaningful change in society, says reader Muslim Mahmood from Nigeria.

Proper understanding and unbiased concepts in any culture or religion will surely yield peace of mind. Greatness is in the capacity of a few coming together with an ideological bond that could withstand the test of time.

What Br. Zafar Bangash has done in his essay, “The Ummah: its role and responsibilities, Part 1” (CI, May 2013) was to bring the basic yet powerful concept of umm (mother) to highlight the vision, and wisdom of Allah (swt), in choosing the Arabic language as a vehicle to convey His chosen din (al-Islam) to mankind. If only man would submit to the Will of His Creator and Lord. I can’t wait for the second and nth part of this eye-opening essay.

I am proud to be part of this great Ummah, chosen and tasked by Allah (swt), and taught to follow the Sirah and Sunnah of the best exemplar, our Nabi (pbuh). Ashhadu an la ilaha illa allahu wahdahu la sharika lah, wa-ashhadu anna Muhammadan ‘abduhu wa rasuluh. May Allah (swt) make us among the first to submit and act as a vanguard to the proper understanding and implementation of Islam, as a way of life, Ameen.

Muslim Mahmood

Abuja, Nigeria

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