Week of Unity in Islam and the message of the Prophet Muhammad

On the day when the sun of prophecy rose over the Kaaba, no one thought that this messenger of God, who was sent to awaken mankind from ignorance, had such immense knowledge.
The pious and blameless Muhammad, proclaiming the great slogan of monotheism, led the Islamic ummah and breathed morality into the hearts of people who seek to know the truth. Thanks to his wisdom, His Eminence took a course to eliminate enmity and unite Muslims. “Muhajireen” and “Ansar” cleansed their hearts of anger and ignorance, and became brothers. In order to preserve brotherly ties, his Holiness Muhammad informed all people of the following divine command: “Hold on to His binding cord, and do not divide among yourselves” (sura “The Family of Imran”, verse 103)
And now we will talk about two traditions from Shia and Sunni sources about the birthday of His Holiness Muhammad. Most Sunnis believe that the Prophet of Islam was born on the 12th of Rabi al-Awwal, while the Shiites believe that this great event took place on the 17th of Rabi al-Awwal.
As the great Ayatollah Khamenei said: “The person of the great Prophet of Islam has always served as the most important factor in the unity of Muslims. The same should happen today. Because Muslims all over the world have special feelings for the sacred personality of the Prophet. His Holiness Muhammad is the core of all pure feelings and motivations. This love for the Prophet Muhammad unites the hearts of all Muslims and brings together different Islamic currents.
The principle of brotherhood and unity was one of the constructive strategies of the Prophet Muhammad to improve the ideological way of thinking of Muslims. It is narrated in the hadith: “When the Prophet, together with 740 of his companions, was in the area of Nakhliyya, the Prophet Muhammad concluded a union of brotherhood between his followers. The Prophet of God concluded a union of unity between Abu Bakr and Omar, Uthman with Abdor-Rahman, Mekdad, Um-Salma with Safiya . Muhammad himself entered into an alliance of brotherhood with Ali.” (Bahar al-Anwar, volume 38)

This union was so strong that the Messenger of God ordered to bury in the same grave two martyrs of the war of Uhud – Abdullah bin Omar and Amr bin Jamuh, between whom the union of brotherhood was concluded. (Nahjul-Balagha, commentary by Ibn Abi al-Hadid)

It is worth understanding that His Eminence Muhammad was entrusted with a mission of a global scale. He was sent to destroy ignorance and injustice. And today, in the modern world, the deceptive appearance of materialism puts pressure on a person. In Unity Week, the best gifts for the human race are monotheism, morality and justice. Today, our world needs light, the source of which is God’s precepts. The Prophet of Islam is the personification of friendship, freedom and security. His followers should cleanse their hearts of vice and absorb the wisdom of life. If Muslims in their personal and public life follow Islamic precepts, they will bring the message of the great Prophet to the world through their actions, and they themselves will achieve greatness. Today, Muslims have been overtaken by Islamic triumph; millions of Muslims became active in Islamic countries. If this powerful force is combined, it will change not only Muslims and the Islamic world, but also all of humanity.
The last Messenger of God, His Eminence Muhammad, having eliminated ethnic and national privileges, created a spiritual connection between people, presented the world with a perfect example of religion. This perfect and comprehensive religion is called “Islam”; and the followers of the last messenger of God – “Muslims”. The pillars of the Islamic religion are monotheism, devotion to God’s Messenger, and belief in the afterlife. His Holiness Muhammad believes that all Muslims must strictly follow the code of rules laid down by Islam.

According to the Messenger of God, a Muslim is one who does not offend others with his words and actions and does not commit violence. Oppression and violence against other people is an unforgivable sin. Encroachment on the rights of other people deprives them of peace of mind, and is an important factor in discord and division in society. His Eminence Muhammad calls on people to revive the spirit of brotherhood and purify themselves from evil. He commands: “A Muslim is a Muslim’s brother. He does not commit violence and does not slander.”
Undoubtedly, an equally important factor in creating fraternal ties is the preservation of these invaluable ties. In Islamic Hadiths, those who abandon their brothers in religion are categorically condemned.
Betrayal, lies and not helping each other create obstacles on the way to the perfection of the Islamic Ummah. His Eminence Muhammad says: “A Muslim is a Muslim’s brother. He does not betray him, he does not lie to him, he does not avoid helping him.”
It is obvious that betrayal and lies destroy trust, and as a result Muslims do not trust and help each other. As a result of the weakening of trust in Islamic society, the enemies of Islam can easily enslave Muslims and plunder their rich natural resources.
In the culture of God’s Messenger, a Muslim should serve as a mirror for his brother in faith. On the one hand, he shows all the valuable and high qualities of his brother, and on the other, he reminds him of the need to avoid vice and evil. Muslims should help each other in creating the foundations of Islam

moat economic activity. The Messenger of God said in this regard: “A Muslim is a brother of a Muslim. Water and trees are for everyone, and for a good life. Muslims should help each other for economic prosperity.”
We have repeatedly heard the priceless words of the Prophet: “You are not a Muslim if you do not engage in the affairs of other Muslims from the very morning.” Religious experts explain that the term “Muslim affairs” refers to the desire to eliminate the problems and needs of Muslims in various economic, political and cultural fields. Never ignore the problems of your fellow believers.

It is said in the Holy Qur’an that the Almighty has written greatness and a bright destiny for the Prophet and his followers. In the 165th verse of Surah “The Cow” it is emphasized that all power belongs to the Creator of the worlds. It is wonderful to see how, under the cover of the radiant teachings of Muhammad, Muslims are making efforts to save their souls and elevate the Islamic Ummah.