Difference Between Community (Kaum) And Ummah (Nation)

When The Ummah Calms And Sits Down Then It Does Not Remain As An Ummah, It Becomes A Herd. The One That Is Sitting Is Not Called An Ummah It Is Called A Community. From Where Did This Word “Kaum” Came Out? When We Are Traveling Or On Route To Some Place, We Halt At Some Place, We Call This Place As Qayam; We Have Done Qayam Over Here. Qayam In This Instance Means We Have Become Stationary And Are Not In Movement. Like When We Are Travelling And We Are In A State Of Movement But Now We Have Halted And Are Stationary, This Is Qayam. There Is One More Qayam Which Is Opposite To Qaood, Which Means Sit- Ting. This Qayam Means Rising Up. The Qayam From Which The Word Community Comes Out Is The Qayam In Opposition To Movement. If A Group Of People Are Moving Than This Is Known As Ummah But If The Same Group Stops, Camps At Some Place It Is Known As Qaum, Community. Qaum Means Halted And Stationary Beings Who Have Camped At Some Place. Some Place Could Be A Land Where You Are Camped And Become A Community, You Camp On Some Thoughts And You Become A Community, You Camp On Your Forefathers Customs And You Become A Community.

But Those Who Don’t Stop Till They Reach Their Destination Are Called Ummah. Why? This Is Because A Community Means Stationary And Camped Crowd, Whereas A Moving, Aroused Collection Is Called An Ummah. What Is The Work Of An Imam? It Is To Perform A Guidance And Leadership Of Someone Moving And Not Make Arrangements For Something Sitting Si- Lent. By Becoming A Community And Sitting And Doing Al Ajal Al Ajal, No One Will Come, Because An Imam Does Not Come To Communities. Eleven Infallibles Came To The Commu- Nities, They Were Halted And Even Made The Imam’s Get Calm And Sit Down. Allah Said Now I Am Going To Preserve My Treasure, I Will Not Send My Treasure Till The Time You Do Not Become An Ummah; I Will Not Send My Treasure Inside A Community. So The Communities Sit Silent At Times Or Rise, When The Communities Rise Than This Is A Revolution Or Thaura.

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