UNITY WITH BAATIL IS NOT PERMISSIBLE
Ḥaẓrat Maulānā Ashraf ‘Alῑ al-Thānwῑ Raḥmatullahi ‘Alayh writes:
Not every form of Unity is Praiseworthy and not every form of Disunity is Disparaged/Condemned
Understand properly that unity is only needed and deemed praiseworthy when it is beneficial for Deen, and disunity is only frowned upon when it is detrimental to Deen. When unity is harmful for Deen and disunity is beneficial for Deen, then at that point, disunity shall be sought. The people of this world have clearly understood this reality in their daily activities. Thus, in a court case, when a plaintiff and defendent raise their matter to a court for arbitration, then neither of the two is told, "Abjure your claim, because it has created disunity between the two of you and disunity is discouraged". Rather, the rule is that the person who is in contradiction of the Truth (Haqq) is told, ‘Return towards the Haqq and abandon your insistence upon the view that is in conflict with the Haqq’. In fact, in some matters, if the plaintiff forgoes his claim, then the government becomes the plaintiff and defends the Haqq.