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Is Saudi Arabia a State of Islam or Kufr ?

The following article was written some years ago but is still useful. Every Muslim must know whether his/her Deen is implemented in any country. This is due to the fact that Muslims must pledge allegiance to the country that rules by the Deen of Allah (swt). In other words, that state would be the Khilafah State that is headed by the Khaleefah whom Islam obligated us to obey. Therefore, this presentation is not hypothetical, nor for pure academic reasons. In other words, the Muslims must know if king Fahd is the Khaleefah of the Muslims, and whether Saudi is the Islamic State. If we conclude that Saudi is the Islamic State, then the obligation of re-establishing the Islamic state is removed (and the Islamic movements are actually wasting their time working for a goal that is already achieve). Muslims perception Many Muslims view Saudi Arabia to be an Islamic state. This is due to the lack of criterion to determine whether a state is Islamic or not. It is also due to the lack of knowled

Various Ahadith about the Rulers

Abdullaah Ibn ‘Abbaas said that Allaah’s Messenger (sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said, “There shall be rulers whom you will recognize from them good and evil. Whoever opposes them is saved. Whoever abandons them is freed. And whoever intermingles with them is destroyed.” (Collected by Ibn Abi Shaybah and at-Tabaraanee; al-Albaanee authenticated it in “Saheeh al-Jaami’”, hadeeth #3661). Abul-A’war as-Sulamee said that Allaah’s Messenger (sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said, “Be wary of the ruler’s gates; for there, there is difficulty and humiliation.” (Collected by ad-Daylamee and at-Tabaraanee; al-Albaanee authenticated it in “as-Silsilah as-Saheehah”, hadeeth #1253). Aboo Hurayrah said that Allaah’s Messenger (sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said, “Whoever approaches the ruler’s gates becomes afflicted. Whenever a slave draws closer to the ruler, he only gains distance from Allaah.” (Collected by Ahmad; al-Albaanee authenticated it in “Saheeh at-Targheeb wat-Tarheeb”, hadeeth #2241.

How Nations Faulter

In the Name of Allah, The most Beneficent, The most Merciful It is human nature to forget. Aadam, our father (Peace from Allah be on him), had a slip of memory and he ate from the forbidden tree. Of course, Aadam sincerely repented and never committed that sin again. So his Lord the Almighty pardoned him. Herein lay the seeds of wisdom for humankind, for nations and generations to come. The adage is, “Wisdom begins with the Fear of Allah”. The natural corollary would be, “Those who do not fear Allah, are intelligent fools”. Such men and nations cannot be called wise. Nation after nation and generation after generation commit the same follies, meet their decline and finally perish. Time is witness that every person or nation, who committed serious aberrations from the path prescribed by the Lord, was doomed to utter destruction. Pride is one such serious aberration that cannot but bite the dust. ‘Pride’ is the privilege of The Lord, The Supreme - Allah. If men or nations dwell in ar

Does Islam have a Ruling System?

It is strange that some are attempting to cast doubt on the political aspects of Islam in a time when this would so obviously aid the enemies of Islam. In an attempt to confuse those with less knowledge they play with semantics and misconstrue the statements of scholars. In the name of ‘independent thinking’ they have borrowed from the arguments of modernists like Ali Abdul Raziq (1888-1966 CE) of Egypt, a student of Muhammad Abduh who attempted to confine Islam to ritual spiritual issues. He claimed that Islam did not define a ruling system or form of government thus denying the clear obligation of Khilafah (caliphate). He wrote in his book ‘Al-Islam Wa Usul al Hukm’ (Islam and the principles of government): "Islam is innocent of this institution of the caliphate as Muslims commonly understand it. Religion has nothing to do with one form of government rather than another and there is nothing in Islam which forbids Muslims to destroy their old political system and build a new on

Unspinning the accusations of violence against Islam

Some commentators have asserted that the trend towards greater Islamic practice combined with political concerns over events in the Muslim world has made the Muslim community more vulnerable to the use of violence to counteract perceived injustices. The Policy Exchange report describes how "Islamism is not only a security problem…" implying that it is at least that. Tony Blair's recent announcement to make Islamic studies 'strategically important' to the British national interest, arguing it will help prevent 'violent' extremism, demonstrates that the study of Islam by the Muslim community is thought to be associated with an increased threat from violence. As a result, the logic requires this Islamicisation of Muslim politics to be treated with suspicion and, at some level, stymied and prevented from growing in influence. It is important to reiterate that while in a secular framework politicisation may be supported, a growing awareness of Islam and its use

The obligation of having one Khalifah

They are some who argue that having more than one Khalifah at one time and the multiplicity of Muslim states like we have today is an area of legitimate difference of opinion. They say that the ahadith about this issue are not definitive, not clear in meaning and that there is no Ijma (consensus) upon this issue. They also misconstrue the statements of classical scholars to justify this. Despite the fact that the states today don’t even rule by Islam we should look at this issue from the Islamic evidences. It is important to appreciate that there are ahkam which are from authentic texts which are definitive in meaning and if rejected makes someone a fasiq and not a Kafir. Just because something is not Qat'i thuboot (definitive by transmission) and Qat'i dalalah (definitive by meaning) – this doesn't mean that issue automatically becomes ikhtilafi (subject to legitimate difference of opinion). There are many ahadith which are clear in meaning regarding this subject such as:

Exposing the Kenyan Government's actions against Muslims

بِِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَنِ الرَّحِيمِ Two Months Since The Criminal Attack In Majengo, Yet Until Now The Kenyan Government Has Neither Apologised To Muslims Nor Has It Stopped Humiliating Them! At about 2am on the night of Tuesday, 24th April 2007, more than 50 Kenyan security officers led by the head of the Anti-Terrorist Police Unit violently assaulted Muslim houses in the neighbourhood of Majengo Guraya, Mombasa. The police officers blocked off all roads, wore face masks to hide their identity, shot bullets into the air and used overwhelming force to break into Muslim houses without identifying themselves or showing search warrants. Entire families of old men, women and children were humiliated and terrorised, pushed out of their houses by beatings and tear gas and forced to lie in the uncovered ground in their nightclothes under heavy rain. While claiming to search for “terrorists”, the police broke into cupboards and locked rooms, stole private property and terrorised innocent me

Musharraf spills Muslim blood to establish America’s writ over you

بِسْمِ الله الرَّحمَنِ الرَحيم On 12 July 2007, President General, Pervez Musharraf, addressed the Muslims of Pakistan about the violent siege of Lal Masjid and Jami’a Hafsa. As Musharraf addressed the Muslims, hundreds of dead were being counted, including women and children, security forces personnel, soldiers and hufaz of Qur’an. Moreover in the days after his speech, the Muslims had to count even more dead as Musharraf had deployed thousands of additional troops to the tribal areas, escalating the confrontation there. Strikingly, Musharraf’s speech was cautious and only thirty-three minutes long, far shorter than previous addresses to the nation. His anxiousness was not only because of the widespread outrage and grief of the people at the loss of Muslim life. His anxiousness was also because even as he spoke to the Muslims, his instructions to hide the size of his crime in Lal Masjid were being frantically carried out and preparations for bloodshed in the tribal areas were underway