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Reply to Article by Muhana Al-Jubail: Can Democracy be an Alternative to the Khilafah in Achieving Unity?

On 23 August 2014, Aljazeera website published an article in the Knowledge section by Professor Muhanna Al-Jubail titled: " Unity and Khilafah and Democracy ", the writer addressed through it what he called the conservatives among Muslim youth, who are wary of the acceptance of democracy or to exercise it in order to achieve the Islamic unity. This unity is undoubtedly obligatory in the definite texts of the Qur'an and the Sunnah. The writer attempted to promote the idea that "there is a deep problem in the understanding of the democratic constitutional system; the constitutional system is what guarantees for citizens of religions and sects their constitutional national right". And he said, "Countries that live in a democratic space or margin is the most capable today to achieve the standards of agreement and connection with the concept of Islamic unity more than other totalitarian regimes." After the writer promoted the idea that democracy is

The Shar’iyah Methodology for the Resumption of the Islamic Way of Life- Intrdouction

We will be publishing sections of the book " The Shar'iyah Methodology for the Resumption of the Islamic way of Life- by Muhammad Hussein Abdullah" The following  introduction is from a book The introduction: All praise belongs to the Lord of the worlds and all creation, who revealed the Qur’aan as guidance for the pious and sent Muhammad (saw) as a Rahmah (mercy) for the whole world. He sent His Messenger to bring mankind out of the darkness of disbelief and to bring them to the certain light. The Muslims, since the destruction of their Khilafah in the year 1924, at the hands of the disbelievers and their agents, have lived and continue to live a life of divisions, instability, weakness and insignificance. So after they were the leaders of the world they have become led and after having been one Ummah to the exclusion of all people they have now become divided people separated by manufactured borders that lie between them. They are ruled by man-made systems

Do verses beginning with "O you who believe" apply only to Muslims?

It should not be said that Allah سبحانه وتعالى has made some legal rulings specifically for the believers like the prayer such that they alone are addressed by it, so any address which begins with, يا أيها الذين ءامنوا "O you who believe," is specific for the Muslims, and what came general, like the trade and ribā, is for the Muslims and the disbelievers. This is incorrect because the objective of that which begins with 'O you who believe' is reminding [tadhkīr] the believers of their Imān. It is not a specification for the believers alone. The evidence for this is Allah سبحانه وتعالى's saying: يا أيها الذين ءامنوا كُتب عليكم القصاص "O you who believe, qisās (equal retribution) has been prescribed on you..." (al-Baqarah: 178) and it is established that the Messenger صلى الله عليه وسلم made the retribution for the killing upon the kuffār just as it is upon the Muslims without any difference, and also because the sayings of Allah سبحانه

It is Haram for a Muslim to go to other than the Hukm Ash-Shar'iy in his actions

Allah (swt) said:  أَلَمْ تَرَ إِلَى الَّذِينَ يَزْعُمُونَ أَنَّهُمْ آَمَنُوا بِمَا أُنْزِلَ إِلَيْكَ وَمَا أُنْزِلَ مِنْ قَبْلِكَ يُرِيدُونَ أَنْ يَتَحَاكَ مُوا إِلَى الطَّاغُوتِ وَقَدْ أُمِرُوا أَنْ يَكْفُرُوا بِهِ وَيُرِيدُ الشَّيْطَانُ أَنْ يُضِلَّهُمْ ضَلَالًا بَعِيدًا (60) وَإِذَا قِيلَ لَهُمْ تَعَالَوْا إِلَى مَا أَنْزَلَ اللَّهُ وَإِلَى الرَّسُولِ رَأَيْتَ الْمُنَافِقِينَ يَصُدُّونَ عَنْكَ صُدُودًا Have you seen those who claim that they have believed in that which was revealed to you and what was revealed to those who came before you. They want to go to judgement to the Taghout whilst Allah has commanded that you disbelieve in it, and Shaytaan wishes to lead you far astray. And if it is said to them come to the Messenger you see the Munaafiqeen (hypocrites) turning away from you with complete aversion (An-Nisaa 60-61). And Allah Ta'Aalaa said: And He (swt) said: فَلَا وَرَبِّكَ لَا يُؤْمِنُونَ حَتَّى يُحَكِّمُوكَ فِيمَا شَجَرَ بَيْنَهُمْ ثُمَّ لَا يَجِدُوا فِي أَنْ

Q&A: Ijma as- Sahaba

Question: Assalamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullah Wa Barakatuhu , may Allah سبحانه وتعالى grant you victory and aid you in what pleases Him... I have a question: It is mentioned in the book "Al Shakhsiyya," (The Islamic Personality) Volume 3, (p. 269 Arabic edition/ p. 240 English edition) in the chapter "(Al Bayaan Wa Al Mubaiyan) The Clarification And The Clarified", it is mentioned:  "The clarification (bayaan) could be a saying of Allah سبحانه وتعالى and the Messenger صلى الله عليه وسلم, and it could be an action of the Messenger."  The question did not mention the consensus of the Sahaba in the bayaan (clarification), so can the consensus of the Sahaba be considered a bayaan mujmal (general clarification), and is the Khilafah and its rules which were acted upon and shown by the Sahaba considered to be a general clarification" and "rule between them by what Allah سبحانه وتعالى has revealed," please explain?  Wa Alaikum Assallam Abu Al W

A Call to the Fighter Organizations and the Clans in Iraq and Ash-Sham: Stop the Infighting amongst Yourselves

A Call to the Fighter Organizations and the Clans in Iraq and Ash-Sham: Stop the Infighting amongst Yourselves Since America Exploits your fighting to Intervene Militarily in your Country Events in Iraq and Syria have accelerated, and accelerated with it are Obama’s remarks on 18/08/2014, and the remarks of his Defense Secretary Hegel and the Chief of Staff Dempsey, at the press conference on 22/08/2014, about Obama’s long-term strategy for military intervention in the region, and about the way to create an international coalition that supports military intervention by America. All this after open demands appeared by some people of the region, politicians and military personnel, for American intervention! America has already begun aerial intervention in Iraq. The Syrian Coalition on 16/08/2014 has insisted on American intervention in Syria, following the example of intervention in Iraq, and admonished America for practicing double standards – intervening in Iraq but not Syria! Th

The Obligatory Conditions for a Khilafah

In recent weeks politicians and world media have been discussing the potential establishment of a new Caliphate (Khilafah) in Iraq linking this to the “Sunni insurgency” currently taking place there. Western media unsurprisingly have used various adjectives to conjure up in the minds of their audience a “medieval” state, out of place in the 21st century. On the other hand many Muslims see the Khilafah as an Islamic obligation, longing to see its return and believing it will provide a positive future for the Muslim world. However, with the Muslims having lived for almost a century without the Khilafah, the details of what the Khilafah is have become hazy and uncertain. This confusion has led to various claims to the post of Khaleefah including King Fuad of Egypt in 1926, King Hussain of Jordan in 1924 and even Metin Kaplan in the 80s while living in Germany. Therefore having clarity as to the criteria of the post and the nature of the Khilafah is critical in order to properly assess