All praise is for Allah. We praise Him and seek assistance from Him and we seek forgiveness from Him. We also seek refuge from Allah Ta’ala for our sinful actions and the evil lurking within us. Whoever Allah Ta’ala guides there’s none that can misguide him, and whoever Allah Ta’ala misguides there’s none to guide him.
Our beloved Nabi (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) mentions the incident of Kifal during the reign of Bani Isra’eel. Kifal lived a life of extravagance and adopted some of the most indecent and lewd ways of living. He was notorious among the people as a womaniser, an adulterer and an immoral person.
The Muslim segment of the Ummah of Nabi (Salallahu Alaihi wa Sallam), is ONE massive family unit, “like one single body”. Viewed against this backdrop, brotherhood (“ukhuwwa”) is an absolutely essential ingredient for success. The call by Allah Ta’ala to hold fast all together “to the rope of Allah” is a clear signal for a strongly united Ummah.