Muslim Unity is a term that refers to establishing a good and peaceful relations among the various Islamic denominations, and usually refers to political unity in the form of a Caliphate and/or some sort of federalism between Muslim nations. It originated from the early days of Islam. The Prophet Muhammad's Constitution of Medina served as a foundation for the first Islamic polity. Muslim Unity emphasizes peace, propriety, and universal tolerance between Muslims and seeks to foster inter-Muslim discussion, both short-term and long-term.
The primary objective of Muslim Unity is to unite all Muslims around the world regardless of region, background, or ethnicity. Although some divisions such as Shia/Sunni exist among Muslims, according to the proponents of Muslim Unity, these divisions are negligible and Muslims from different countries should forge closer ties with each other. Muslims worldwide are passing through a very critical and difficult time in the present day. The need for Muslim unity now is greater than at any other time. Muslim countries are and were facing sanction, restriction and difficulties at the hand of western super powers. Moreover, issues arising from nationalism, regionalism, and other polemical forces still hinder Muslims from successfully uniting with one another along similar political, social, and economic lines.
This is a time for Muslims of the entire world to become united and independently exercise their right to proper self-determination. Unity is strength. This unity will have great fruit in the future. It will also strengthen their initiatives to confront collectively problems of mass concern. These include, but are not limited to, comprehensive education reform, crackdown of corruption, ending subservience to the West, and the alleviation of domestic sectarian tensions. It is a critical time that all leaders of Muslim countries should sit together and contemplate this important matter.
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