100 Questions on the Khilafah Rashida
Paperback, 103 Pages
21 x 29.7 cm
Islam is applicable today as it was in the past. This is because the Shari'ah texts (the Qur’an and ahadith) are of detailed thought, the widest in scope for generalisation and the most fertile ground to cultivate general principles.
This book aim to provide simple answers to questions that arise regarding the Khilafah and its systems. The various areas covered are governance, economy, foreign policy and law. Many books exist detailing the various systems of Islam such as the economic system, social system, judicial system, ruling system and others.
The reader will be able to clearly perceive the Islamic stance to the different perspective of life.
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For over 3 years the Ummah across the Muslim world has taken to the streets to take her destiny into their own hands. Long term Western lackeys such as Gaddafi of Libya, Mubarak of Egypt, Saleh of Yemen and Ben Ali of Tunisia all fell as the Tsunami for change crushed whatever stood in its path.
A number of Islamic groups have emerged with overwhelming support and landslide victories in the elections that have taken place in the Middle East. In Tunisia, Morocco and Egypt, voters in their millions have clearly expressed their opposition to secular liberal values and their strong desire for Islamic government. Yet the same parties that went to great lengths to demonstrate their Islamic credentials to the masses in their election campaigns, are now going to greater lengths to demonstrate their moderation to the West. Indeed in their rush to placate so called international opinion, they have abandoned all pretense of being Islamic politicians. In doing so, they think they are being pragmatic, smart and politically savvy. Yet all they have shown is their opportunism, their double standards and that they are no more principled than their secular counterparts. When it comes to applying Islamic politics they cite constitutional barriers and the need to keep minorities onside. When it comes to applying Islamic economics, they cite the need to avoid scaring international investors and tourists. When it comes to applying the Islamic foreign policy, they cite the need to show a moderate image and to appease the West. Indeed such is their caution, weakness and desire to please, they have now become Islamic Politicians in name only. The current reality is that the Islamic groups that languished in the torture cells of the likes of Mubarak touting ‘Islam is the solution,’ are now actually holding the Ummah back from Islamic rule.
The Islamic Ummah cannot go through another cycle of insincere rulers, who pay lip service to Islam but protect western interests. The Arab spring is on the verge of being hijacked by the Islamic parties for their own interests. After many sacrificed on the streets against brutal dictators, the Ummah of the region voted in their millions for Islamic parties as they represented Islam. The Islamic parties now have doubts over Islam’s applicability and have found every excuse possible; to not implement Islam.
The heritage of the Muslims across the world is in Islam. It was Islam that took the dessert Arabs to the far reaches of the world. Because of them Islam today encompasses many ethnicities and peoples, which was considered unthinkable by many.
Islam is applicable today as it was in the past. This is because the Shari'ah texts (the Qur’an and ahadith) are of detailed thought, the widest in scope for generalisation and the most fertile ground to cultivate general principles. By implementing them thorough the Khilafah they cover all kinds of relationships, whether between individuals, the state and its citizens, or between states, peoples and nations. However new and multifarious these relationships may be, new thoughts can be deduced from the Shari'ah texts. Islam has the broadest scope for generalisation or interpretations, which can be seen from the grammar, sentences, words, style of expressions in terms of covering the wording (mantooq), meaning (mafhum), indication (dalalah) reasoning (ta'leel) and qiyas (analogy) based on the Shari'ah reason (illah) which makes deduction feasible, continuous and inclusive.
This ensures the Shari'ah is able to encompass everything, issue or problem for all times and ages. The Khilafah is a unique model of governance, which has its own principles and values. Islamic history is proof that it is workable. The debate with regards to what system for the Muslim world takes place as capitalism is drowning in its own misery. Its free market has once again self destructed, dragging millions into poverty and destroying the cradle of western civilisation – Greece. Its independent media has been exposed to be anything but independent, but in bed with politicians and prepared to do anything for profit.
The expenses scandal in the UK has exposed that parliamentary politics is no different to what take place in a banana republic.
As the Ummah overthrew the dictator rulers, such groups should remember that they can also be easily over thrown. Such groups now find themselves in positions of power and now have to develop policies for the regions problems such as unemployment, development and poverty. The Ummah entrusted such groups with their allegiance, as such groups ran on an Islamic ticket. The Ummah clearly believes and wants to live by Islam. The question is do such Islamic groups have confidence in Islam.