Imam Suhaib Webb has posted a pledge entitled “Pledge of Mutual Respect and Cooperation Between Sunni Muslim Scholars, Organizations, and Students of Sacred Knowledge” in which scholars like Shaykh Hamza Yusuf, Imam Zaid Shakir, Shaykh Yasir Qadhi, Shaykh Muhammad Alshareef, Shaykh Faraz Rabbani, Shaykh Mokhtar Maghrouri, Imam Muhammad ibn Adam, Shaykh Abdur-Rahman ibn Yusuf, Imam Tahir Anwar, Dr. Abdal-Hakim Jackson, Shaykh Abdullah Adhami and others have signed.
Basically the pledge can be summarized into no condemning and “takfir’ing” of the different creeds, no attacks on scholars of different views from creed to fiqh to anything in Islam. In other words just love your Sunni brother and khalas! Imam Suhaib has added the list of scholars and activists who have signed it, so I’d like to make a list of all the Muslim bloggers around the world who endorse this pledge. Comment if your blog supports this pledge!
The story of the Pledge: How did it start?
There was a conference with a number of scholars in Wales in which Sh. Abdullah bin Bayyah was giving some lectures and presentations. After it was over the scholars including the above mentioned decided on what to do. The pledge idea came up and all the individual scholars thought of some points and it was compiled by Imam Zaid Shakir. It was then expanded with a mailing list and more scholars gave feedback and then it went public.
What you can do to help spread “The Sunni Unity Pledge”?
- Make dua and act upon it!
- Join the Muslim Unity Facebook Group!
- Joining the conversation (you should join too): Abs, Abu Easa, Ali Eteraz, Austrolabe, Danya, Ginny, HAhmed, iMuslim, Jinnzaman, Knowledge Seeker, Munzareen, MuslimMatters, Suhaib Webb, TheTranslators, Umar Lee, UmmZaid, Writeous Sister Speaks, Yahya Birt.
List of Muslim Bloggers/Blogs who endorse the Sunni Unity Pledge:
Bloggers/Blogs are in order of notification of support of the pledge.