“On A Roll” productions presents in association with the Imam Khoei Islamic Centre
The Spirit of Unity; Community Edition
Achieve a deeper understanding of Islam through this collection of two discs
“The Spirit of Unity is a groundbreaking video which tackles one of the most pressing needs of the Muslim community. Considering unity of the Muslim Umma as a crucial objective the film demonstrates, through lucid and clear explanation of different experts, that diversity of thought and practice would not necessarily undermine unity. Although Shi’a Muslims have minor theoretical and practical differences with some other Muslims, the video shows that their understanding is based on the same sources used by all Muslims and as such should be welcomed as an enriching and inspiring dynamism rather than as a source of contention and controversy. Main creedal and practical aspects of Shi’a understanding of Islam are discussed in this concise treatment with fairness and firmness, and in the most scholarly manner. Theoretical issues like the Shi’a view on the integrity of the Qur’an, the value of the Sunna of the Prophet, the concept of ahl al-Bayt, the difference between the Prophet and the holy Imams are covered as well as some practical questions like combining prayers, prostrating on turbah and mourning for the martyrs of Karbala.
All in all, this is a must see video which enhances unity by explaining the root of diversity. It is a step in the right direction which not only benefits the Muslim community but the wider society as well. For through unity and mutual understanding among Muslims a better and more peaceful world is created not only for Muslims but for all those whose lives are affected, in one way or another, by the Muslim world.”
– Hujjatul Islam M.S. Bahmanpour