Praise be to Allaah. There is no problem with this because it is a way of organizing things in order to reach the right or better opinion, by using points to represent groups according to their size or number of members. But you should know that a “one man one vote” system may be unfair • Read More »
Archives: Islamic politics
Praise be to Allaah. This is a matter concerning which rulings may differ according to different circumstances in different times and places. There is no absolute ruling that covers all situations, both real and hypothetical. In some cases it is wrong to vote, such as when the matter will have no effect on the Muslims, • Read More »
Is it permissible for sisters who are working in Da’wah to choose an Ameerah (leader) for themselves?August 17, 2014 | By islamqalive | No Comments | Filed in: Islamic politics.
Praise be to Allaah. We put this question to Shaykh Muhammad ibn Saalih al-‘Uthaymeen, may Allaah preserve him, who answered as follows: Praise be to Allaah, the Lord of the Worlds, and peace and blessings be upon the most noble of the Prophets and Messengers, our Prophet Muhammad, and upon all his family and companions. • Read More »
Praise be to Allaah. The reports that have been narrated concerning appointing an ameer refer specifically to when people are travelling, because when people are travelling they need to be able to refer their opinions to a leader or ameer. But when people are not travelling, usually each individual is busy with his own affairs • Read More »
Praise be to Allaah. Whoever is advised concerning something that is haraam according to sharee’ah, so that he can avoid it or give it up, or is told of an obligation so that he can fulfil it, then he says something like this, is doing wrong. What he should do, if he is advised, is • Read More »
Reconciling the fact that the khaleefah should be from Quraysh with the hadeeth about obeying an Abyssinian slaveAugust 17, 2014 | By islamqalive | No Comments | Filed in: Islamic politics.
Praise be to Allaah. The hadeeth about the rulers being from Quraysh is a saheeh hadeeth which was narrated through many isnaads. The basic principle is that the leader should be from Quraysh. But in the case where the khaleefah has seized power by force and is ruling the people by force, the people have • Read More »
Muslim attitudes towards violence and how to react to kaafir aggression against the Muslim communityAugust 17, 2014 | By islamqalive | No Comments | Filed in: Islamic politics.
Praise be to Allaah and blessings and peace be upon the Messenger of Allaah. What we have heard about what our Muslim brothers are going through in kaafir countries in the north and the south, where they are being harassed and persecuted for something in which they did not take part and in which they • Read More »
Praise be to Allaah. I advise them to fear Allaah and to cooperate in doing good and in righteous deeds, for Allaah will support those who support His cause. Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning): “O you who believe! If you help (in the cause of) Allaah, He will help you, and make your foothold • Read More »
Praise be to Allaah. The Muslim is deeply grieved and filled with sorrow as the Palestinian situation goes from bad to worse, and gets more complicated, until it has ended up in the state we have seen in recent days, because of differences among neighbouring nations and their failure to stand together as one against • Read More »
Praise be to Allaah. Al-Maawirdi said, describing the tasks that the imam or ruler is obliged to do: There are ten things that he is obliged to do that have to do with public affairs: 1 – He must preserve the religion according to its established bases and that on which the salaf of the • Read More »
Praise be to Allaah. Bay’ah can only be given to the leader of the Muslims, and bay’ah is given by the decision makers – i.e., the scholars and people of virtue and status. Once they give their allegiance to him, his position of leadership is confirmed, and the common folk do not have to • Read More »
Praise be to Allaah. Undoubtedly what is happening to the Muslims in the Holy Land of hardship, torture, expulsion, killing and harm is a matter which causes sorrow to every Muslim, and indeed to every non-Muslim who is reasonable, fair-minded and compassionate, when they see the blatant persecution inflicted upon innocent people, with the • Read More »
Should he shave off his beard if he travels to a country where those who have beards are persecuted?August 17, 2014 | By islamqalive | No Comments | Filed in: Islamic politics.
Praise be to Allaah. First of all we should remember that it is forbidden to travel to the lands of the mushrikeen or lands where there is a great deal of corruption and promiscuity. The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “I disavow myself of every Muslim who • Read More »
Praise be to Allaah. The Muslim should not be deceived by the so called western and European “human rights” organizations, because although they outwardly appear to support the oppressed and to take a stance against torture and undermining of human dignity in prisons and detention centres – which in general terms are good ideas – • Read More »
Praise be to Allaah. Firstly: The position of judge is a noble position, which brings great virtue for the one who is able to undertake that role. The Prophets (peace be upon them), some of the senior Sahaabah (may Allaah be pleased with them) and some of the prominent Tabi’een and others who came after • Read More »
Praise be to Allaah. Allegiance (bay’ah) is a pledge to obey. And it is a shar’i contract between the one who swears allegiance and the one to whom allegiance is sworn, namely the ruler or caliph. Allegiance is sworn to a caliph after the decision makers (ahl al-hill wa’l-aqd) select him; they are the ones • Read More »
Praise be to Allaah. This issue is one that is subject to ijtihaad. And we must weigh up the interests and benefits that we hope the Muslims may attain from this participation and the harm that may result from it. If the benefits outweigh the harms, then it is permissible to take part, but if • Read More »
Praise be to Allaah. The Muslim ruler must appoint people who are qualified to hold positions of high office in the state, and he must also hold consultations with people of knowledge and those who are specialized in various fields. That should not be left to the common folk or the masses for everyone to • Read More »
Praise be to Allaah. We have read more about the country – Finland – in which you are living; some of it saddened us, but other things made us happy. We are saddened by the division that there is among you, and by the fact that many neglect to call people to Allaah or pay • Read More »
Praise be to Allaah. Firstly: Democracy is a man-made system, meaning rule by the people for the people. Thus it is contrary to Islam, because rule is for Allaah, the Most High, the Almighty, and it is not permissible to give legislative rights to any human being, no matter who he is. It says in • Read More »
Praise be to Allaah. It is not permissible to forsake a Muslim, because the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “It is not permissible for a man to forsake his Muslim brother for more than three days, each of them turning away from the other when they meet. The better • Read More »
Praise be to Allah. The Islamic view of humanity is filled with mercy and compassion, and it cannot be otherwise, because the Islamic religion is the last of the religions that were prescribed by Allah, may He be exalted, and He commanded all of mankind to enter this religion. He revealed this religion and sent • Read More »
Is it permissible for ordinary people to label as a kaafir one who reviles Islam, without referring to the scholars concerning that?August 17, 2014 | By islamqalive | No Comments | Filed in: Islamic politics.
Praise be to Allaah. Firstly: There is no doubt that reviling Allah, may He be exalted – Allah forbid – or reviling His Messenger or His religion – Allah forbid – comes under the heading of disbelief in Allah the Almighty. The one who does that has committed major kufr that puts one beyond the • Read More »
He was Muslim, then he went back to his country and apostatised, then he came back to a Muslim country; is he a mu‘aahad (non-Muslim living under Muslim protection)? How should we deal with him?August 17, 2014 | By islamqalive | No Comments | Filed in: Islamic politics.
Praise be to Allah. Firstly: If a person was a Muslim, then he apostatised from Islam and became an atheist, he is an apostate, and there is no confusion about that. The one who apostatises from Islam to another religion is not regarded as a follower of that religion and does not come under the • Read More »
What is the Islamic view of humanity? Does it encourage us to love and respect others as human beings, regardless of their religion or race? Praise be to Allah. The Islamic view of humanity is filled with mercy and compassion, and it cannot be otherwise, because the Islamic religion is the last of the • Read More »