As salaam alaykum brothers and sisters.
Today we are reminded of our Ummah. How precious this is. A family beyond our own family.
- Shows our submission to Allah
- Is a gateway to the afterlife
- and a way to be tested for Allah (swt) says in the Qur’an:
“Thus have We made of you an Ummah justly balanced that ye might be witnesses over the nations and the Apostle a witness over yourselves; and We appointed the Qiblah to which thou wast used only to test those who followed the Apostle from those who would turn on their heels (from the faith). Indeed it was (a change) momentous except to those guided by Allah. And never would Allah make your faith of no effect. For Allah is to all people most surely full of kindness Most Merciful.” [Qur’an 2:143]
And a further description of who is in the Ummah, how we recongnize it in:
“(They are) those who if We establish them in the land establish regular prayer and give regular charity enjoin the right and forbid wrong: with Allah rests the end (and decision) of (all) affairs.” [Qur’an 22:41]
The importance is profound. And we are given instructions so as not to break the strength of this Ummah such as in:
“Hence be not like her who breaks and completely untwists the yarn which she herself has spun and made strong. Be not like this by using your oaths as a means of deceiving one another, simply because some of you may be more powerful than others. By all this God but puts you to a test, and he does it so that on resurrection day He might make clear unto you all that on which you were wont to differ.” [Qur’an 16:92]
wa allahu alim