Islamic Emirate: A call of oneness of Allah and unity among Muslim Ummah from the Mount Arafat


In the epoch of ignorance, infidels used to worship idols in the Holy City of Makkah. There were 360 idols inside the Baitullah (House of Allah) and the rituals of Hajj revolved around the axis of idolism. Infidels defended their false beliefs and praised battles of their forefathers from the very premises of Masjid Al-Haram. When the sacred and great task of conveying the message of Allah, the Almighty devolved on the Holy Prophet (peace be upon him) then he publicly began to invite people to the worship of Allah, the Almighty. Infidels were surprisingly asking:

  {أَجَعَلَ الْآلِهَةَ إِلَٰهًا وَاحِدًا ۖ إِنَّ هَٰذَا لَشَيْءٌ عُجَابٌ} (ص- ۵)

Has he made the gods (all into) one God? This is indeed strange.

(Surah 38, Verse 5)

Majority of Makkahans did not accept the call of Tawheed (unity of Allah, the Almighty) rather they created hurdles in the way of spreading Islam and the great leader of Islam was threatened with death.

Islam spread in Madina and most of the people embraced Islam because of the blessings of the preaching of the Holy Prophet (peace be upon him). On 13th year of the Prophet-hood, a group of seventy five believers including two women arrived in Makkah from Madina to perform rituals of Hajj. They pledged allegiance to the Holy Prophet (peace be upon him) near a narrow pass at Oqba in a night as they were in the middle of Hajj’s rituals and promised their obedience and cooperation. That allegiance is cited in the book of the life of the Holy Prophet (peace be upon him) as second Oqba allegiance and was an important turning point and development in the history of the spreading of Islam because it paved the way for the migration of the Holy Prophet (peace be upon him) to Madina and establishment of an independent Islamic state.

On 10th year of migration to Madina, the Holy Prophet (peace be upon him) was performing rituals of Hajj in a time that one hundred thousand of his companions were present and none of infidels were available in the caravan of pilgrims. Only the voice of the dignity, greatness and oneness of Allah, the Almighty was rising from the Mount Arafat.

(لَبَّيْكَ اللَّهُمَّ لَبَّيْكَ، لَبَّيْكَ لاَ شَرِيْكَ لَكَ لَبَّيْكَ، إِنَّ الْحَمْدَ وَالنِّعْمَةَ لَكَ وَالْمُلْكَ لاَشَرِيْكَ لَكَ)

The Holy Prophet (peace be upon him) says:

 (خَيْرُ الدُّعَاءِ دُعَاءُ يَوْمِ عَرَفَةَ، وَخَيْرُ مَا قُلْتُ أَنَا وَالنَّبِيُّونَ مِنْ قَبْلِي: لَا إِلَهَ إِلَّا اللَّهُ وَحْدَهُ لَا شَرِيكَ لَهُ، لَهُ الْمُلْكُ وَلَهُ الْحَمْدُ، وَهُوَ عَلَى كُلِّ شَيْءٍ قَدِيرٌ). رواه الترمذي.

Today, believers in Mount Arafat, in the important phase of rituals of Hajj are demonstrating their strong faith, sacred belief and Islamic unity before Allah, the Almighty. They are dressed in white uniform and with one voice moving towards a common goal. They are performing the important rituals of Hajj in an atmosphere of Muslim brotherhood with respect and honor to each other without any linguistic, factional or ethnical differences. Black and white, Arab and non-Arab, rulers and servants, poor and rich all with unadorned hairs, eyes full of tears, only expressing the oneness, greatness and dignity of Almighty Allah and praying for the unity and harmony of Mulim Ummah.

From one hand, the gathering of Muslim Ummah in the Mount Arafat is a sign of unity of Muslims and on the other hand, it gives an important lesson of equality and fraternity. Here, Muslim nations do not recognize rivalries, hatred, prejudice, enmity and discrimination. It portrays a beautiful picture of the life of heaven where all brothers-in-faith will convey a message of peace to one another. All are giving the following Islamic slogan

 {إِنَّمَا الْمُؤْمِنُونَ إِخْوَة}

Believers are brothers.

and pledges that they will implement the teachings of the Holy Prophet (peace be upon him) which he delivered in Hajj ulwida (last Hajj of the Prophet (peace be upon him))

   [إنَّ دماءَكم وأموالَكم وأعراضَكم عليْكُم حرامٌ، كحُرمةِ يومِكم هذا، في بلدكم هذا في شَهرِكم هذا] (رواه البخاري]

“Verily! Your blood, property and honor are sacred to one another (i.e. Muslims) like the sanctity of this day of yours, in this month of yours and in this city of yours”

Getting inspiration from huge gathering at Mount Arafat, Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan invites all Muslim of the world to unity and harmony because the secret of strength, dignity and success of Muslim Ummah lies in unity. Similarly, the success or failure of a small society, an organization, a nation or a government takes root from their unity or disintegration. Therefore, the esteemed leader of the Islamic Emirate Mullah Akhtar Mohammad Mansoor (may Almighty Allah protect him) in his last message has called upon all Mujahideen that they should maintain their unity. He considers Islamic Emirate as a shared home and has invited all to serve Islam and Afghan nation under the shadow of Islamic Emirate within the current ranks and files of Jihad.


Carol Anne Grayson is an independent writer/researcher on global health/human rights, WOT and is Executive Producer of the Oscar nominated, Incident in New Baghdad.  She is a Registered Mental Nurse with a Masters in Gender Culture and Development. Carol was awarded the ESRC, Michael Young Prize for Research 2009, and the COTT ‘Action = Life’ Human Rights Award’ for “upholding truth and justice”. She is also a survivor of US “collateral damage”.


About Carol Anne Grayson

Blogging for Humanity.... Campaigner/researcher global health/human rights/drones/WOT/insurgency Exec Producer of Oscar nominated documentary Incident in New Baghdad, currently filming on drones.
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