Sunday, August 04, 2013

Q&A: Is there Shubhat Daleel (semblance of evidence) for the view that Khilafah is not the solution?

This question was sent to Ahmad Al-Qasas (Media representative of Hizb ut Tahrir in Lebanon) and we are publishing his answer so that its benefit can spread to others inshallah:


Is the issue of the Khilafah a Tawqeefi (A matter that the Shari’ah has decreed decisively without differing in regards to it) matter? And is the action of a Sahaabah a Shar’iy (legislative) matter? Is there a Shubhah (semblance) of a Daleel (evidence) to support the view of the one that does not view the Khilafah as being the solution? And more importantly how do we arrive to the Khilafah State now in reality?


Bismillahir Rahmanir Raheem,

The Khilafah is the general leadership of the Muslims in the world to apply Islaam internally and to carry Islaam as a message to the outside world. So it is the sole Sharee’ah method to bring the Ummah together and to embody its unity in one single state. This is because it is not permitted to have more than one state in the Islamic world.

The Messenger of Allah (saw) said:
  إذا بُويِعَ لِخَليفَتَيْنِ فَاقْتُلُوا الآخَرُ مِنْهُما

And he (saw) said:
منْ أَتَاكُمْ وَأَمْرُكُمْ جَمِيعٌ عَلَى رَجُلٍ وَاحِدٍ يُرِيدُ أَنْ يُفَرِّقَ جَمَاعَتَكُمْ فَاقْتُلُوهُ
<<Whoever comes to you whilst your affair is united upon one man and he wishes to divide your unity (Jamaa’ah) then kill him>>.

And it is the only method according to the Shari’ah and practically to apply Islaam and to govern the affairs of the Muslims and those who live with them in accordance to the systems of Islaam that Allah Ta’Aalaa has legislated.
The Messenger of Allah (saw) said:
الْإِمَامُ رَاعٍ وَمَسْئُولٌ عَنْ رَعِيَّتِهِ

And it is the sole Shari’ah method for carrying Islaam as a message to the world because the one who does not possess something is not able to give it and pass it on. This is because it is not possible for an Ummah (nation) who does not embody a way of living for itself to carry a message to the world.

The Khilafah was not an invention of the Sahaabah and this is despite the fact that none except the Jaahil (ignorant person) or enemy of Allah would make this claim. This is because the Khilafah of Abu Bakr (ra) and those who came after him represented the extension of the State that the Messenger of Allah (saw) established in Al-Madinah and encompassed the entire Arabian Peninsula in his lifetime. The Messenger of Allah (saw) said:

وإنَّهُ لا نَبِي بَعْدِي، وَسَتَكُونُ خَلَفَاء فَتَكْثُر
The systems of the state were completed with the completion of the Wahi that had been revealed upon him (saw).
Allah (swt) says:
الْيَوْمَ أَكْمَلْتُ لَكُمْ دِينَكُمْ وَأَتْمَمْتُ عَلَيْكُمْ نِعْمَتِي وَرَضِيتُ لَكُمُ الْإِسْلَامَ دِينًا
Today I have completed your Deen for you and perfected my favour upon you and chosen for you Islaam as your Deen (Al-Maa’idah 3).
And Allah (swt) said:
وَنَزَّلْنَا عَلَيْكَ الْكِتَابَ تِبْيَانًا لِكُلِّ شَيْءٍ
And we have revealed unto you the book as an explanation of everything (An-Nahl 89).

And when the Sahaabah (rah) agree upon a matter then their Ijmaa’ (agreement) represents a Shar’i Daleel (Evidence for legislation) because it reveals an evidence that they had seen or heard from the Messenger of Allah (saw) but has not been revealed to us.

And there is no Shubhah Daleel (semblance of an evidence) to support the one who does not view the Khilafah as an obligation. So the Khilafah in regards to its meaning and not terminology, in the case where it is the general leadership of the Muslims in the world to apply Islaam internally and to carry Islaam as a message to the world, definite Shari’ah evidences have indicated that it is an obligation and no one will question this except from the Jaahil (ignorant) and the one who denies the clear truth.
As for how to reach it, then there is no need for us to repeat the method of its establishment from the very beginning. This is because its main components have been completed with the existence of a public opinion for it that sweeps all political projects and with the existence of a detailed political project for it which has been prepared by Hizb ut Tahrir and distributed amongst the people. This is with the existence of an army of politicians that the Hizb has prepared across the entire Islamic world to fulfil along with their sincere brothers its application. And there is nothing between the Khilafah and its establishment except the inclining of the hearts of the people of power to this project and to give it the Nusrah (support) and to bring it to the position of ruling in one region from amongst the regions of the Islamic lands that are capable of embodying the Islamic State upon the reality on the ground.

We ask Allah (swt) to make this day close because it is the only hope for the Ummah to escape from all of the predicaments that are dominating in this time.

Ahmad Al-Qasas

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