Unification of Muslim Ummah: An Impetus to Religious Harmony


  • Dr. Shahzadi Pakeeza Chairperson Department of Islamic Studies Fatima Jinnah Women University, Rawalpindi
  • Humaira Jahangir Research Scholar Fatima Jinnah Women University, Rawalpindi


The unity of Muslim ummah is an important objective for fuqahā and scholars throughout Islamic history. The present research is conducted to highlight the importance of different rapprochement strategies for unification of Muslim ummah. The research is designed to elaborate the quest of jurists to achieve the unity of Muslim ummah. The research design employed in research was analytical and descriptive and content analysis was used for data collection both from primary and secondary sources. The strategies discussed in this research in order to attain unification of Muslim ummah range from scholarly debatesto role of media in bringing awareness about ethics of disagreement by systematizing the efforts of Islamic scholars. The effort of jurists in bridging these gaps and the reasons of conflict was the main focus of study in this research. Updated versions of reports, conference proceedings and the records of seminars were consulted in this regard. The research concludes that the jurisprudential principles relating to different schools of thought are aligned with the rapprochement strategies and serve as an impetus to religious harmony and Islamic unity. The role of media is also underlined for the establishment of religious harmony. It’s the need of time to achieve global stability among Muslims by resolving their differences and contradictions through rapprochement. The research recommends that awareness could be brought among Muslims to resolve their issues and consolidate Muslim ummah through mobilizing scholars for inspiring opinions.

Keywords: Islamic Jurisprudence; Unity; Islamic Madhāhib; Mutual Intimacy; Ethics of Disagreement.




How to Cite

Dr. Shahzadi Pakeeza, & Humaira Jahangir. (2023). Unification of Muslim Ummah: An Impetus to Religious Harmony. OEconomia, 6(2), 200–230. Retrieved from https://oeconomiajournal.com/index.php/Journal/article/view/66