When Will Sunni Muslims Unite?

Guest Post from Usama Hazari.

Sheikh Abdul Aziz at Tarefe has said:

The greatest reason for the failure [loss of courage] and defeat of the ummah is: “disputing in the subsidiary issues [of deen] in a time when there is an attack on the foundations of Islām”

Allah says: “And do not dispute and [thus] lose courage and [then] your strength would depart; and be patient. Indeed, Allah is with the patient.”

Sheikh Abdul Aziz at Tarefe is a giant of our times. Known for his knowledge of hadith and fiqh, Sheikh Tarefe was arrested by Saudi authorities in 2016 for teaching a holistic perception of Islam that not only contradicts, but challenges global capitalism, in whose tides Saudi Arabia is drowning right now.

He rightly pointed out, that disputing in the subsidiary issues of the Deen when there is an attack on the foundations of Islam is the greatest reason for our failure as an Ummah. He was talking about global capitalism which is bringing with itself the fitnahs of liberalism, feminism, secularism, and LGBTQ.

In our times, dajjalic propaganda is being pushed into the masses through mainstream mass media, entertainment industry, and school curriculum.

Now even Saudi Arabia’s school curriculum is designed and monitored by a Zionist corporation called IMPACT-se (Institute for Monitoring Peace and Cultural Tolerance in School Education).

If this is the situation in Saudi Arabia, we can’t even begin to imagine what’s happening in other Muslim countries, and in countries where Muslims live as a minority. These school curricula are designed to brainwash the masses and bring them in line with the agenda of the New World Order.

(Some fools mocked Dr. Israr Ahmed and called him a conspiracy theorist when he talked about the ‘New World Order’ decades ago, but many world leaders are now openly talking about it.)

The schools are just the first step. After schooling, enter mass media, cartoons, television shows, movies and music, specifically designed to promote the propaganda of liberalism to mentally colonize Muslims.

Former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, in a clip that has been surfacing on social media since the anti-Hijab protests started in Iran, said:

“Iran has 250,000 satellite dishes, it has internet use, I once said to the heads of the CIA when I was prime minister, ‘you want to advance regime change in Iran, you don’t have to go through the CIA cloak and dagger stuff [i.e., military invasion like in Iraq, assassinations of leaders like that of King Faisal or Zia ul Haq, stage a coup like in Libya, etc.]. What you want to do is take very large, very strong transponders and just beam Melrose Place, Beverly Hills 201, and all of that [lewd American TV shows and movies] into Tehran, and into Iran, they watch it, the young kids watch it, they would want the same nice clothes and the same houses, swimming pools and so on.”

As this Zionist recognizes, TV and other media are tools of brainwashing and mental colonization. The lie that absolute freedom and equality leads to happiness and prosperity is sold to Muslims, many of whom try to replicate this absolute freedom and equality in their families and in their societies. And when they see conservative Islamic culture and norms opposing this liberal system, they become angry and rebel against it.

Little do the naïve consumers of American entertainment know that the society that they are so captivated by has one of the highest suicide rates in the world (14 persons per 100,000 commit suicide in US), highest depression rates in the world (17% depression rate in teens and young adults according to usnews.com), and has a broken family system (50% of all marriages in the US end up in divorce). And that is only the tip of the dysfunctional iceberg.

Anyone can paint a positive, glorified image of any society using technology and cheap propaganda techniques.

Intra-Sunni debates about the finer points of Islamic belief and practice have happened from the beginning of the caliphate of Sayyidna Abu Bakr (r), and they will continue until the Day of Judgement. This is not the problem. The problem is if we allow these academic debates to prevent us from cooperating against the larger enemies and problems we face, problems that threaten the very future of the Ummah and the preservation of Islam.

We should remember the confederation of Salahuddin Al Ayyubi, which included people from all mainstream Sunni sects and schools of thought.

In such a critical time, let’s put due focus on our common enemy (i.e., alDajjal).

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I think even major differences must be set aside. As a Sunni Muslim I would not have a problem living in the same nation as a Shia or Ibadi. The debates and differences of opinions are ok, but ultimately if we believe in the fundamentals of Islam, zakat, fasting, hajj, tawhid, the prophethood of Muhammad, the Quran and a common ground on the Sunna then we are just Muslims with differing views, some opinions some people believe false and some opinions some people believe true.


It hurts me to see our brothers fighting each other when we are currently being under attack by stronger forces. Jazzakallah khair for the article.

Abdullah Ali

How exactly do we United with people while simultaneously wondering if they are heretic apostates? Take the head of Al Azhar, for example. He has declared that women can travel without a mahran!?


You’re definitely right that we shouldn’t accept clearly heretical ideas in the name of “unity” but I think what the article means is for Muslims not to divide themselves unnecessarily and to be tolerant to some differences in creed or school of thought *as long as* they all clearly fall in line of acceptable Sunnism, and also not to divide based on ethnic differences etc

Abd Al Tawwab

This sounds fair at face value and I think Abdullah Ali raises a great point. However, your interpretation of the article requires a general re-address of what is “acceptable Sunnism”. We can begin by replacing that phrase with the traditional Ahlus Sunnah Wa’l Jama’ah.

The conditions of who Ahlus Sunnah are have been established and made known by Rasulullah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) in the Hadith referencing the 73 sects. Let’s return to that model of Aqaa’id and A’mal, insha Allah.


Unfortunately, sectarianism is not only common within the Pseudo-Salafis, it’s among the Sufis and other minhaj as well.

Muslims need to unite upon calling the Khilafah and Islam as a State and not just in our homes…


most of Sufis and shia would be one of the worst people for us to ally with the shia are clearly worse because they have both shirk and hate of sunnis and even the sahaba while sufis are full of shirk and bid’a and westerners like sufis a lot of times in media cause they side with each other in a lot of there views and a lot of them are even just a bunch of pacifist


we Muslims should accept and not hate one of the 4 madhabs and rulings even if we disagree and stay united as the four great imam told us we should stay away from any group which brings new things that were not in these 4 madhabs and tries to change them we should fellow there aqidah as well and new things that came later,