"And those who
do not rule by whatever Allah has revealed are Kafiroon"
(Al-Maida,44)" "And those who do not rule by whatever Allah
has revealed are Zalimoon" (Al-Maida,45)" "And those
who do not rule by whatever Allah has revealed are Fasiqoon"
(Al-Maida,47)" The ruling system of Islam is Khilafah only,
where the supreme law maker is Allah alone. The people don't have the
right to make laws like in democracy. So how can we stay under this
ruling system and formulate laws inside a kufr ruling system.
It is about time
that we stand up to this divisive but vociferous group of detractors
who contrary to the teachings of Islam constantly stifle progress
for Muslims, attack Islamic activities, denounce other Muslims,
hijack Muslim events displaying not even a minimum of the manners (Adab)
of Islam, repetitively broadcasting their bankrupt narrow-minded
interpretation of a few selected verses of the Qur'an and equally
Islam is a whole
system, and the existence of a figure head will no more revive its
social, economic, educational etc. fabric than a captain can sail
without a ship. That people do not make laws in an Islamic system is
a fallacy and a slander against the heritage of Islamic
jurisprudence (fiqh), and it is hypocrisy on behalf of those who
whilst denouncing the "kufr system" benefit from it
Does Islam, as interpreted by them, permit the
possession of a passport by leave of Her Majesty the Queen (who has
no ruling authority derived from the prophet or his successors), or
does it allow them to draw benefits derived at from the social
security system brought into being by those man-made laws, as many
of their spokespeople do? Do they get themselves killed by jumping
red lights when driving because the traffic regulations were not
included in divine revelation? By what right do they enrol at
universities, knowingly subscribing to their bye-laws, and then
denounce other Muslim students for non-compliance with the
principles of Islam when they organise activities to engage non-
Muslim students and explain Islam to them? Does the Qur'an sanction
the award of academic degrees by Western universities? All of them
are guilty of the accusation of Allah in the Qur'an "Why do you
preach what you don't practise?"
It is about time that ordinary
Muslims who try their best to live by the precepts of Islam and try
to follow the compassionate example of the Prophet Muhammad - peace
be with him - realise that a spurious line of argumentation does not
become more Islamic by hitting other Muslims over the head with a
few verses of the Qur'an. The Islamic way of life (Din) is reflected
in the actions (Muamalat) of its adherents, and on this count alone
their angry, controversial, intolerant approach puts these
practitioners of verbal Jihad in the name of the Khilafat beyond the
fold and in serious need of further study. By their deeds you shall
know them: a reactionary force trying to put the spanner in the
works wherever Muslims are progressing, thereby only benefitting the
enemies of Islam who in the past have been happy to give them a
platform and undue attention. The limited validity of their
arguments has been proven elsewhere, but we would advise not to do
them the favour of limiting Islamic discourse to their self-centred
vain agenda and to get on with the real world instead.
up- posted: 20-November-2001
is the first time I have gone on to your website and I read the
those who do not rule by whatever Allah has revealed are Kafiroon"
(Al-Maida,44)" "And those who do not rule by whatever
Allah has revealed are Zalimoon" (Al Madia,45)"
"And those who do not rule by whatever Allah has revealed are
ruling system of Islam is Khilafah only, where the supreme law
maker is Allah alone. The people don't have the right to make laws
like in democracy. So how can we stay under this ruling system and
formulate laws inside a kufr ruling system.
reading your response I was expecting you to justify the formualtion
of laws in a non Islamic system with evidences from the Qur'an and
sunna. However I was saddened by reading your response in that you
seemed to deviate away from the core of the question - i.e. the
evidences pertaining to the permissibility, but instead seemed to
criticise other Muslims! without
them being present to defend themselves.
could you e-mail me valid evidences to justify your claim that it is
permissible to partake in elections in a non-Islamic system of
for Shia Islam, where the command of Muslims has to be passed down
within the family of the Prophet, peace be with him, the leader in
Sunni Islam, including the first caliph, has frequently been
elected. That does not mean that we support the current model of
Western style democracy, as the Islamic model is much more akin to a
plebiscite on persons and issues.
it is wrong to state that within the Sharia of Islam there are no
man-made laws. Ijma' is a well known principle of Islamic
fiqh, and this "consensus" of the scholars or the ummah,
depending on interpretation, is nothing else than a majority view.
Obviously, no majority can overrule the eternal laws of Allah (e.g. hudud),
but the greater part of laws within any, including Muslim society,
are conventions, which are made by ordinary mortals.
arrived at by weighing up the benefits against the harms (Maslaha),
and this process does not stop even after the caliphate has been
dismantled. How else would you be able to decide that it was
Islamically permissible to use the internet to send us an email?
(Some Muslim countries, e.g. Afghanistan under the Taliban rule,
took the view that its harms outweighed its benefits, and prohibited
to its logical conclusion the argument that no activity nor ruling
is valid unless sanctioned by a future caliph stifles all activities
and results in a collapse of the remaining fabric of the Muslim
ummah rather than helping rebuild its system of governance. As for
criticising people without them being present to defend themselves,
once you put your views into the public arena, you must be prepared
to take the ensuing criticism. Neither Hizb at- Tahrir nor al-Muhajiroun
wear velvet gloves when denouncing other Muslims or declaring
various Muslim rulers and other individuals disbelievers or