Ummah is a common Arabic word meaning “people group” or “nation”. In the Qur’an
God is said to have sent to each Ummah its own messenger. Muslims believe that God
gave them an Ummah based on the Qur’an which was sent down to Muhammad.
The word Ummah comes from the word “Umm” which means mother. So Islam is like
one’s mother. That is why you defend your mother. You stay loyal to her. The Qur’an says
God placed heaven under the feet of the mother (The Hadith 1). The Prophet Muhammad
said, “May Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him. Your Heaven lies under the feet of
your mother” (Ahmad Nasai). That is why you need to respect your mother. You fight for
this mother to succeed.
Islam comes from a collective thinking.
The refugees are going to Europe because there is a war going on in Syria. The reason for
the war in Syria is a gas pipeline. There is an ocean of gas in Qatar. The Qataris wanted to
export it to Europe so Europe would no longer be depending on the gas that is coming
from Russia. This gas pipeline had to go over Syria. President Assad of Syria said no for
1. He is the last ally to Russia in the region.
2. He is an Alawite, which is an offshoot of Shia Islam.
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