The role of a scholar in preventing disputes among Muslims

A: Scholars are the heirs of prophets. Therefore, scholars should search for what Muslims are in need of. They should teach them according to the Qur'an and the Sunnah of the Prophet (peace be upon him). They should also know the causes of dispute and differences in order to bring about agreement among them. Scholars should also do their best in uniting the rows of Muslims and in guiding them to the truth. This gives them safety, glory and victory. Doing so will also help them in liberating their countries from the hands of their enemies and from the plots against them. In this case they will deserve Allah's support and help. Moreover, Allah will make the word of those who disbelieve the lowest, and the word of Allah the highest. Scholars should also inform Muslims about the aspects of their weakness in order to revive them from this sleep. Therefore, Allah may establish them in the earth and make them successors in the earth as He did with their predecessors. (Part No. 12; Page No. 113) Consequently, they were the best nation that was brought to mankind. They enjoined good, forbade evil and judged among people according to the laws of Allah without any objection from their adversaries. Their commands were followed. Therefore, scholars should follow this path according to the Qur'an and the Sunnah of the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) without being fanatic to one's school of thought, whims or desires. If they do that, they can achieve happiness and prosperity for their nation in this world and the hereafter.Those who are working in mass media should behave in the same way. If scholars and those working in mass media abandon this duty seeking whims, desires, rest and welfare, the word of punishment will come into effect for them and for their nation. Moreover, they will be more disgraced and meek as punishment for what they do. They will be as those about whom Allah says: Then after them succeeded an (evil) generation, which inherited the Book, but they chose (for themselves) the goods of this low life (evil pleasures of this world) saying (as an excuse): "(Everything) will be forgiven to us." And if (again) the offer of the like (evil pleasures of this world) came their way, they would (again) seize them (would commit those sins). Was not the covenant of the Book taken from them that they would not say about Allâh anything but the truth? And they have studied what is in it (the Book). And the home of the Hereafter is better for those who are Al-Muttaqûn (the pious - See V.2:2). Do not you then understand? We ask Allah to grant Muslim scholars success in doing their duties and to make them a cause of benefit for Muslims. (Part No. 12; Page No. 114) May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.