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The Infrastructure of the Islamic State by Imam Kalkashandi

By Imam Kalkashandi (died 820AH) The Islamic history reflects much of the prosperity enjoyed by the Citizens of the Islamic State. The following extract highlights many examples from the past in order to highlight the supremacy of the Islamic infrastructure. Imam Al-Kalkashandi wrote about the infrastructure of the Islamic state in his book "Reflecting On The Supremacy Of The Infrastructure Of the Islamic State" which is in three volumes and discusses the Khilafah up until the 7th and 8th century hijri. The following article contains extracts from his book: "From the beginning of the Khilafah the Khaleefahs matched the way of life of Rasoul Allah. We can describe their lifestyle as difficult and close to the people. They were never arrogant despite Allah (swt) giving them much power. The khulafah thereafter continued but in time acquired much wealth and power. They had great a reputation from the non-Muslims who would say of them the although they were

Shootings in the US, Crime & Islam’s solution to it

The following is the transcript of a circle I delivered recently. It is in bullet point form so may have grammatical errors. وَالتِّينِ وَالزَّيْتُونِ (1) وَطُورِ سِينِينَ (2) وَهَذَا الْبَلَدِ الْأَمِينِ (3) لَقَدْ خَلَقْنَا الْإِنْسَانَ فِي أَحْسَنِ تَقْوِيمٍ (4) ثُمَّ رَدَدْنَاهُ أَسْفَلَ سَافِلِينَ Allah (swt) says: “By the fig, and the olive. By Mount Sinai. By this city of security. We created man of the best stature. Then we reduced him to the lowest of the low” These verses highlight to us how Allah (swt) has created us in the best form but has reduced us to the lowest of the low when he abandon him and his deen. One such example of how some amongst mankind have become the lowest of the low is the example of crime such as the recent Virginia Tech massacre in America that occured Monday, April 16, 2007 on the campus of the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in Blacksburg, Virginia, United States. I want to discuss the reality of what happened, whether it was an

Part 2 - Arabic translation of Khilafah & Indian Subcontinent article

The 2nd part of the arabic translation of the article The Khilafah and the Indian Subcontinent been published in Al-Waie Arabic Magazine, it is available on: الخلافة وشبه القارة الهندية (2 إن من يقرأ كيف تفاعلت الهند وعلماؤها مع أحداث إلغاء الخلافة ليأخذه الإكبار على فهمهم العميق والمشرق لأهمية الخلافة في حياة المسلمين، ولوعيهم الكامل لدورها في جمع المسلمين وتحقيق أهداف الإسلام، ولمدى خطورة هذا الحدث عليهم، ويلفته كذلك موقفهم من تلك اليد المجرمة التي طعنت الأمة الإسلامية في قلبها «الخلافة»، تلك اليد التي هي بريطانيا التي سخرت أيدي الخونة من أبناء المسلمين الذين غمسوا أيديهم في دماء إخوانهم... والجزء الثاني من هذه المقالة يكشف المواقف الصادقة والمخلصة لبعض علماء الهند الذين مضوا لأمر ربهم لتبقى آثارهم تدل عليهم، وتنقل لوعتهم بكلمات صادقات مازالت حتى اليوم تشهد الوقائع بصدقها وإخلاصها ووعيها... وكفى بالله شهيداً. ________________________________________________________ حركة الخلافة بدأ في سبتمبر 1919م مولانا محمد علي وأخوه شوك

The dangers of looking for the angels amongst men

There are some who look to the Da’wah carrier and the necessary qualities needed in him in an idealistic and unreal way. So they see the criteria for being a good Da’wah carrier as absolute knowledge, immense depth, eloquent speech and the like rather than looking at what it means to be a carrier of the Islamic call to liberate mankind. There is a huge difference in placing perfection as a criteria and holding perfection as an ideal. The one who places perfection as the criteria, would see it unachievable in himself and in those around him, it would lead him to drown in his own weaknesses and be overcome by the shortcomings of others rather than being a fire that extinguishes the corruption around him and lights the path towards salvation. He would focus on the trivialities and become obsessed by minutia. If we look to what the Da’wah necessitates this would point to the correct criteria for this is the standard that Allah (swt) ordered us to achieve. He (swt) didn't make it an ind

Part 3 - Foundations of the Curriculum in the Khilafah

The following is part of a draft translation of the Arabic book entitled 'Foundations of the Education Curriculum in the Khilafah state' published by Dar al-Ummah (Beirut, Lebanon), 1st Edition, 1425 Hijra—2004 CE. I will be posting sections from the book: 3. GENERAL GOALS OF EDUCATION IN THE KHILAFAH STATE There are two leading goals of education that must be observed when setting the method and subjects of education:- 1. Building the Islamic personality, intellect and psyche, of the Ummah’s children via implanting the Islamic culture—’aqeedah, thoughts and behaviour—into the students’ intellects and psyches. Accordingly care must be taken in the Khilafah State to set and implement methods to achieve this goal. 2. Preparing Muslim children such that some become scholars with expertise in every field of life whether in Islamic sciences (ijtihad, fiqh, judiciary etc) or empirical sciences (engineering, chemistry, physics, medicine etc). Scholars who are able to carry the Islamic

The fallacy of the influence of Roman law on Islamic Jurisprudence

The following is a draft translation from Arabic. Some orientalists, who hate Islam and detest the Muslims, claim that Islamic jurisprudence had been greatly influenced by Roman jurisprudence and law, when in the early ages the Muslims had rushed forth with the conquests. They said that this Roman law was one of the sources of Islamic law and that some of its Ahkam have been borrowed form this source. This means that in the time of the Tabi'un and after them, that Muslims had adopted Roman laws from Roman jurisprudence. They educe evidence for this view of theirs by claiming that at the time of the Islamic conquest there were schools of Roman law in the Sham region in Qaysariyya on the coasts of Palestine and Beirut. Also in the Sham region there were courts which in their systems and laws proceeded according to Roman law. And these courts inside the country continued for a time after the Islamic conquest which indicates that Muslims approved and adopted them and proceeded accordin

Ajal (lifespan) - In depth

The following is a translation from Arabic. As for the issue of death, it is the same like the issue of sustenance (rizq). The one who brings life (al-muhyee) and causes death (al-mumeet) is Allah (swt); and life (al-hayaah) and death (al-mawt) are in the hand of Allah (swt). Allah (swt) has informed us by the definitely proved (qat’iyyat ut-thuboot) and of definite indication/meaning (qat’iyyat ud-dalaalah) verses (aayaat) that the cause of death is the end of life term (intihaa’ ul-ajal), and that Allah (swt) is the one who causes death. Thus, death inevitably occurs by the end of life term (ajal), and it never fails to take place then. Therefore, the cause of death is the ajal, and the one who causes death is Allah (swt). There are many aayaat on this issue. Allah (swt) said: وَمَا كَانَ لِنَفْسٍ أَنْ تَمُوتَ إِلاَّ بِإِذْنِ الله كِتَابًا مُّؤَجَّلاً وَمَن يُرِدْ ثَوَابَ الدُّنْيَا نُؤْتِهِ مِنْهَا وَمَن يُرِدْ ثَوَابَ الآخِرَةِ نُؤْتِهِ مِنْهَا وَسَنَجْزِي الشَّاكِرِينَ “Nor can a

Response to call for ammending the Qur'an in Holland

The following is a translation from Arabic. The newspaper ‘Democratic Awakening’, the mouth piece of the People’s party for freedom and democracy, the VVD, has published an article titled: “The face of God in Qur’an and the Bible: The differences and Consequences”, written by a certain Frankfrie. The writer claims that the picture portrayed by Qur’an is primitive and has no clarity and is intolerant. He further argues that the Qur’anic portrayal of God encourages hatred and violence especially against those who carry a different point of view. The writer then concludes that the circulation of Qur’an in its current form is criminal and all its texts that instill hatred and violence should be discarded. This article has found a champion in the form of Ms. Heleen Dupuis, who is a senator and president of the freedom wing of the party who defended and justified the article. She claims that the issue of subjecting the Qur’an to the Western norms of values is supported by the Muslims as a wh

Q&A: Hijra from land of the disbelivers & having an Amir in Dar al-Kufr?

The following is a translation from Arabic. Question 1: In origin is it permitted for Muslims to live in the land of the disbelievers as some ahadith indicate that this is prohibited. The Prophet (saw) said in translation, “I am not responsible for any Muslim who stays among polytheists.” They asked: ‘Why, Apostle of Allah?’ He said: ‘Their fires should not be visible to one another’, and he (saw) said, “Whoever joins the polytheists and lives with them then he is like them” and he (saw) said: “Migration will not end until repentance ends, and repentance will not end until the sun rises in the West.” (”Al-Musnad“, Vol.4/99, Abu Dawud, Kitab al-Jihad, Vol.3/7, Hadith 2479, and ad-Darami, Kitab as-Siyyar, Vol.2/239. Albani classifies it as Sahih. See: “Sahih al-Ja’mi’ as-Sagheer”, Vol.6/186, Hadith 7346) How do we understand these evidences? Answer: The issue of migration. Texts of mentioned Ahadith are as follows: «أنا بريء من كل مسلم يقيم بين أظهر المشركين قالوا يا رسول الله ولم؟ قا