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An Examination of the Method to Establish the Islamic State

The following is the translation of an Arabic article.

An examination of the Tareeqah (method)

There is no conflict or contradiction at all between what the Messenger ﷺ did to establish the State in Al-Madinah and the Hadeeth of the Messenger ﷺ:

مَنْ رَأَى مِنْكُمْ مُنْكَرًا فَلْيُغَيِّرْهُ بِيَدِهِ
“Whoever from you sees a Munkar then he should (or must) change it by his hand”
(Muslim).

This Hadeeth makes it permissible for the Muslim who sees the Munkar (evil or wrong) to use force to change it if he is capable of decisively resolving the matter without negative consequences. If he was not capable by himself to change the Munkar, then he needs to increase by way of others to change it, upon the condition that the change happens in a decisive manner without resulting in a Fitnah:

وَتَعَاوَنُوا عَلَى الْبِرِّ وَالتَّقْوَىٰ
And cooperate upon righteousness and piety (Al-Maa’idah: 2).

If the matter would lead to Fitnah greater than the standing Munkar, then not changing it is preponderant ove…
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