￼￼Islam teaches equality and brotherhood. Numerous Quranic verses negate all kinds of sectarianisms, be it racial, ethical, financial, provincial, nationalistic, etc. Sectarianism, be in any form, if exists, it is not possible for a common man or society to stay safe from its harmful impacts. Therefore, eradicating every kind of discriminations and untouchability, Islam propagated the real brotherhood, equality and mutual fellowship which indicate universalism of Islam. Allah Almighty says in the glorious Quran:
“O mankind, We have created you from a male and a female, and made you into races and tribes, so that you may identify one another. Surely the noblest of you, in Allah‘s sight, is the one who is most pious of you. Surely Allah is All-Knowing, All-Aware”. (Al-Hujrat 49:13)
This is such a philosophy that if human being understands it, they will be free from countless problems.
Sectarianism has become a serious issue not only for every country but also for whole world. If we observe deeply the events taking place every day in the world like murder
Islam & Sectarianism 7 and massacre, robbery and looting, bloodshed and brutality, lawlessness and anarchy, poverty and world devastating wars, are just the outcomes of the multi-layered sectarianism, which has turned into a disease more dangerous than cancer and governments despite investing a lot of effort are not able to find its solution.
‘Islam Aur Firqawariyat’ is a masterpiece written by Hakeemul Islam Hazrat Maulana Qari Tayyib (ra), the ex- rector of Darul Uloom Deoband, which, due to its unique tone, style of argument and the complete discussion on the topic, it is equally popular among commonly educated people and scholars, and even after a long time passed it retains its magic. Moreover, it gives a new horizon of thinking to the readers on account of its appealing ideas, scholarly argument and convincing evidences to support the claim.
The present book is the English translation of ‘Islam Aur Firqawariyat’ translated by Moulana Muhammad Javed Qasmi. Translation is simple and readable. Good effort has been made to put forth a good piece of work.
This is the second work in English from Hujjatul Islam Academy, research department of Darul Uloom Waqf Deoband. Before it, last year, ‘Human Being a Distinguished Creature’, translation of ‘Insaniyat Ka Imtiyaz’, one of the best books authored by Hakeemul Islam Hazrat Maulana Qari Tayyib (ra).was published which received appreciation from scholars and academics.
This is not the final milestone for Hujjatul Islam Academy, we have a long way to go in respect of disseminating the vision of our scholars into English and Arabic languages.
Islam & Sectarianism
I pray to Allah that may Allah help us accomplish the great objectives of Hujjatul Islam Academy and enable it to
explore new horizons.
Muhammad Shakaib Qasmi Director:
Hujjatul- Islam Academy Darul Uloom Waqf Deoband, India