Unity of the Muslims is a gift from Allah:
"AND ALLAH HAS PUT AFFECTION BETWEEN THEIR HEARTS. IF YOU (MUHAMMAD) HAD SPENT ALL THAT IS IN THE EARTH YOU COULD NOT HAVE PUT AFFECTION IN THEIR HEARTS FOR EACH OTHER. BUT ALLAH HAS DONE IT BECAUSE HE IS EXALTED IN MIGHT AND WISE." - Anfal: 63
So when the Muslims are united it is a blessing from Allah. They will prosper and succeed and all of mankind benefits from a prosperous, united Muslim community enjoining the right and forbidding the wrong.
On the other hand, DISUNITY OF THE MUSLIMS IS A CURSE FROM ALLAH:
"SAY: ALLAH HAS POWER TO SEND CALAMITIES UPON YOU FROM ABOVE AND FROM BELOW, OR TO COVER YOU WITH CONFUSION AND GROUP CONFLICT..." - ANAM:65
When Allah is unhappy with the Muslims He causes them to be confused and dis-unified. Indeed disunity breeds confusion because there can be no united purpose or accomplishments when there is disunity.
On the day of Eid there will be no less then 6 Eid prayers taking place in proximity of each other!!! And then there will be Eid prayers by others the next day!! And yet even more prayers the day after that!!
In the past we have sugar coated this disunity by saying, "we're separate but we're unified!" But there is no unity. Or we've lied to ourselves saying "Muslims are not 'monolithic'!"
Our enemies ARE monolithic:
"THE BELIEVERS FIGHT FOR THE CAUSE OF ALLAH AND THOSE WHO REJECT FAITH FIGHT FOR THE CAUSE OF SATAN.." - NISAA:76
What's even worse is that each group thinks it is superior or to the other groups based on ethnicity or income or education or "knowledge of the 'Sunnah'", or style of dress, or who their Imam is, the method by which they came into Islam or political connectedness, etc, ad nauseam!
" DO NOT BE LIKE THOSE WHO JOIN GODS WITH ALLAH OR THOSE WHO SPLIT UP THEIR RELIGION INTO SECTS - EACH SECT REJOICING IN THAT WHICH DISTINGUISHES IT." RUUM:31-32
UNITY OF THE MUSLIMS IS MANDATORY AND NOT OPTIONAL! Allah has not given us the right to be "non-monolithic!" :
"VERILY THIS MUSLIM COMMUNITY OF YOURS IS A SINGLE COMMUNITY AND I AM YOUR LORD, SO FEAR ONLY ME." MUMINOON:52
If the Muslims of Philadelphia would come together for one Eid it would be the largest gathering, and strongest group in the history of Philadelphia!!! The implications of such a gathering are staggering!
The city of Philadelphia is in a crisis! Murder, police brutality, drugs, homelessness, crooked politicians, poor education, racism, poverty, home foreclosures, mismanagement of public funds, cops who are in fact criminals, corrupt criminal justice system etc. The one and only hope for this city is a unified Muslim body who can prove to the citizens of Philadelphia that Islam works.!