Adhering to the Sunnah

Question: Recently, I have grown my beard, began to offer the obligatory Salaah (Prayer) and adhered to Sunnah. In our village, people consider those who adhere to Sunnah as extremists. When I try to convince them, they say, “Ruined are Al-Mutanatti‘oon (extremists, exaggerators)”. Who are the Mutanatti‘oon? Is adhering to the Sunnah a kind of extremism?

Answer: I thank Allaah (Exalted be He) that He has guided you to the Truth and I thank Him that He has helped you act according to it… read more here.

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The way to achieve Muslim unity

Question: How can we achieve Muslim unity within the Islaamic world of today when there are daily crimes committed by Muslims against their Muslim brothers? For example, there is daily news about the inner struggle taking place inside the Palestine Liberation Organization, the problems between Iraq and Iran, in addition to other conflicts in the rest of our disunited Arab Ummah (nation) which agreed not to agree on anything.

Answer: Muslim unity can be achieved by adhering to the principles which achieved unity during the lifetime of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him)… read more here.