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“This ummah of yours is a single ummah…”

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Source: en.islamtoday.net

By: Sheikh Salman al-Oadah

“This ummah of yours is a single ummah, and I am your Lord, so worship me. But they were cut off from one another in the matter of their unity, and yet they will all return to Us.” [Sûrah al-Anbiyâ’: 92-93]
The Arabic word “ummah” as it is used in these verses means: “people united by faith”. This particular meaning for the word “ummah” is often see in the Qur’ân. For instance, Allah says: “Humanity was a single ummah and Allah sent Messengers with glad tidings and warnings…” [Sûrah al-Baqarah: 213]“This ummah of yours is a single ummah, and I am your Lord, so worship me.” [Sûrah al-Anbiyâ’: 92]