Muslim Union - Need of the Hour
In the present era while Muslims constitute more than a quarter of humanity, collectively there is no single body, institution, or voice that can represent the Muslims in international decision making effectively. In the current climate of Islamophobia, extremism, terrorism and instability, many Muslim countries are effectively voiceless and powerless on the world stage. In current era, there is no other institution except Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) which by and large has been unsuccessful to resolve the issues concerning Muslims communities. The Muslim world is undergoing unprecedented changes and challenges both internally and externally and has lost its grip on how to cope with these threats. In such an environment we suggest the formation of a Muslim Union based on democratic principles. This essay puts the situation into contemporary perspective and suggests that the Muslim world needs to seize the initiative from the elitists on all sides and set its own path towards recovery from the present multifaceted challenges. It strongly supports the notion that good governance has to keep the welfare of the masses, and socio-economic justice as the cornerstones.