All posts filed under: Khilafah

Q&A: Is it permitted to put a time limit on the Bay’ah to the Khaleefah?

Question: As-Salaam Alaikum Wa Rahmatullah Wa Barakatuhu our honourable Sheikh, and warm greetings to you. My question is regarding the Bay’ah, which is the contract of agreement between the Ummah and the Khaleefah, can the  Bay’ah (to rule) be for a fixed period, for example can it be for four or five years, just like […]

The Civil State is Exactly the Same as the Secular State

Which the Jordanian Regime is Attempting to Render the Ummah Blind to The following was mentioned in the Sixth Discussion Paper for the head of the regime under the heading “The Sovereignty of the Law is the Basis of the State”: “The civil state is the state that refers to judgment to the constitution and the […]

They Will Never Put Out the Light of Allah…To the Media and those Working in the Media

It is a definite matter that the media in all of its forms and branches undertakes an important fundamental role in respect to the domestic and foreign policies of states and hold a central position in relation to international policies and strategies just as they occupy a central position within any state from amongst the […]

How Does Islam Ensure Good Governance?

مَثَلُ الَّذِينَ اتَّخَذُوا مِنْ دُونِ اللَّهِ أَوْلِيَاءَ كَمَثَلِ الْعَنْكَبُوتِ اتَّخَذَتْ بَيْتًا وَإِنَّ أَوْهَنَ الْبُيُوتِ لَبَيْتُ الْعَنْكَبُوتِ لَوْ كَانُوا يَعْلَمُونَ “The likeness of those who take (false deities as) Auliyâ’ (protectors, helpers) other than Allah is the likeness of a spider who builds (for itself) a house; but verily, the frailest (weakest) of houses is the […]

The Defection of Muhammad bin Abdul Wahhab and the Saud Clan from the Ottoman Caliphate

Dear Administration of the site: Islamqa.info Assalamu Alaykum wa Rahmat Allahu wa Barakatu, You published on your site an answer to the question titled, “Did the Sheikh Muhammad bin Abdul Wahhab defect from the Ottoman Caliphate, and was he a cause of its downfall?” and the answer quoted from the book: How the Khilafah was Destroyed by the Scholar Sheikh […]

Muslims Have Not Declined nor Lost Their Glory Except After the Destruction of their State: The Islamic Khilafah State

On this very day, the third of March 1924 CE, corresponding to the twenty-eighth of Rajab 1342 AH Mustafa Kamal perpetrated a heinous crime by officially announcing the abolition of the Khilafah system and Turkey was declared a secular republic, and he forsook the rest of the Muslim countries that were part of the Khilafah. Truly it was the greatest calamity affecting the Ummah of Islam; the life of Muslims became darker as a result, and the sun of their pride and dignity became absent on the day they lost their Khaleefah, the one who looks after their affairs, and defender of their rights, whom the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم described as:

91 Years since the Destruction of the Khilafah

As much of the western world commemorates World War I (1914-1918) and looks at the role Europe played in ultimately defeating an aggressive Germany. Despite losing WWI, it was the Ottomans and other European empires that were rubbed of the global map – Germany was largely left intact. The political mess we have in the Middle East today goes back to what Britain and France created 100 years ago, when they dismantled the Khilafah. Understanding this 91 years on is the key to placing everything in its correct context.

The Caliphate can Prevent Dictatorship and Corruption under Islamic Rule

We live in a world where democracy is promoted as the panacea for all socio-political ills. Western states proselytise democracy around the world, and particularly in the Muslim world. Lord Acton had once said, “Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely.” [1] Democracy is promoted as the antidote against dictatorship and corruption.

In the history of the Muslims, the caliphate was at times a tyrannical system where the caliphs had too much power. Hasan Turabi argues, “The caliphate began as an elected consultative institution. Later it degenerated into a hereditary, or usurpatory, authoritarian government. This pseudo-caliphate was universally condemned by jurists, though many excused its acts on the grounds of necessity or tolerated them in the interest of stability.” [2]

O Muslims: The Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم has Approved the Type of the Flag and the Banner in Islam; Follow Him and you will Succeed

The Islamic State has a flag (Alam); whether it is a Liwaa’ or Rayah, as deduced from the flags (Alwiyah) and banners (Rayat) of the first Islamic State, which the Messenger of Allah صلى الله عليه وسلم in al-Medina al-Munawwarah. The flag (Liwaa) is white, on which it is written “La Ilaha illa Allah, Muhammad Rasul Allah” with black script. It is tied to the leader (Amir) of the army and is used as a sign (‘alam) to him. 

How Can a future Khilafah Address Traffic Problems?

News:

According to the people of Kenya, as the festive season set in last December, “thousands of Nairobians packed off to their rural homes to celebrate the season with extended family and friends. Others who could afford it headed to the Coastal City of Mombasa to cool off after what, in many ways, was a dramatic year. Getting out of the city around Christmas is a tradition many follow strictly. It is one of those habits which make us ‘Kenyan’. Christmas is a tradition many follow strictly. It is one of those habits which make us ‘Kenyan’.” Thankfully, this is the only time in the year when the city is freed of its depressing traffic jams and the hustle and bustle dies down. It is also the only time when I am reminded that Ongata Rongai, better known in some circles as ‘Diaspora’, is actually 30 minutes to Nairobi and not the debilitating two hours we are used to. (Source: Standard)

Hizb ut-Tahrir Tunisia’s Stance on the Elections

Some are conferring in the media that Hizb ut Tahrir rejects elections all together; calling to create a bleak picture of the party while they are the ones who are fleeing from every ideological struggle with it!!

The clear, frank and articulate answer is: Hizb ut Tahrir since its establishment and from the first book it adopted confirmed that it adopts elections as a style to choose the head of State, the People’s Assembly (Majlis ul Ummah), and Wilayah assemblies and other councils; elections without torsions and quotas nor tutelage or dictates. The articles of the draft constitution proposed by Hizb ut Tahrir are brimming with the mention of elections, its Ta’seel (principles of jurisprudence), Tafseel (details), Tanzeel (revelation) and procedures.

Q&A: The Meaning of “Competence” in the Conditions of the Khaleefah

Question:

Bismillah ar-Rahman ar-Raheem, Assalamu Alaikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh,

I have a question: it was mentioned in the book The Islamic Personality – Volume II, page 20 (page 33 Arabic edition), the competence under Item VII of the conditions of the Khaleefah, then explained the competence and elaborated until it reached the following statement: “Also it is not a contracting condition for the Khilafah that the Khaleefah must be brave, or the people of good vision to manage the affair of the community and to conduct its interest”. Question: is this not considered competence?

Ntham Rd

Ebola: Unlike Capitalism a Future Khilafah won’t prioritise profit over lives

The outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus in West Africa that has killed over 10,000 people so far has only become an issue of concern since reports of individuals from the West have become infected with the disease. Even then the response by the international community has been far from optimum with UN officials reporting that a $1 billion appeal to fight Ebola has only been 25% funded [1]. Stephen Hall, a CEO of a pharmaceutical company explains why, “Traditional investors have not been enthusiastic about funding the development of a vaccine that, until now, has been a third-world problem,” He adds, “Even now that Ebola has entered other countries, the traditional investor has still not shown much interest. They are just driven too much by economic considerations. [2]” The neglect of research due the lack of financial incentives into the Ebola virus for almost 40 years is indicative of the priorities of the pharmaceutical industry, placing profits before ethics.

Dispute over moon sighting will cease with the re-establishment of Khilafah

News:

The Daily Nation on Tuesday reported that Kenya’s Chief Kadhi Muhdhar Ahmed Hussien has directed Muslims to hold Idul-Adha prayers on Sunday. In a statement issued on 29th Sept, 2014, said his announcement followed sighting of the moon to mark the start of Dhul Hijjah last Friday. “Therefore the Idul-adha will fall on Sunday, October 5, equivalent to 10th Dhul Hijjah Hijra” read the statement. However some Muslims have expressed their dismay over the Chief Kadhi’s announcement and vowed to defy it on the grounds that the annual event out to fall on Saturday, a day after millions of pilgrims performing the Hajj in the holy city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia perform Arafa rituals. Some scholars argued that Muslims who are not performing the Hajj should observe Idul-Adha a day after pilgrims converge at Mt. Arafa for the rituals.

Q&A: Khaleefah’s Right to Remove the Assistant (Mu’aawin)

Question:

It is mentioned in the Introduction to the Constitution Part One, Article 36d: in the explanation that the Khaleefah has the right to remove the assistant (Mu’aawin) proven by analogy (Qyias) to the one given proxy (wakala) unless there is a narrated text which prohibits removing him in special circumstances. Please clarify the specific circumstances that prohibit the Khaleefah from removing the Mu’aawin? And Baraka Allah Feekum in advance for your answer, wassalamu Alaikum, and May Allah protect you.

From Omar Almukhtar

Q&A: Appointment of the Eldest Assistant as Temporary Ameer

Question:

In the Name of Allah the Great and from Him I get the support:

Our Honourable Scholar: As-Salaam Alaikum Wa Rahmatullah Wa Barakaatuhu

I have two questions; can you kindly honour me with their answers? I ask Allah to guide your steps and of those working for the resumption of the Islamic way of life:

It is stated in the book The Draft Constitution, The Necessary Evidences for It Part One page 218 (English version) Article 33:

“b. If the Khalifah dies or resigns before appointing the temporary leader, or the position of the Khilafah becomes vacant due to another reason, then the eldest of the assistants becomes the temporary leader.”

What is the evidence for this article? Why does the eldest of assistants become the temporary leader and not one who is younger than him?

From: Omar Almukhtar

Q&A: Jihad is not the method to Establish Khilafah

Question:

Assalamu Alaikum our honorable Ameer,

We say that establishment of Khilafah and Jihad are different obligations justifying the point that Jihad can’t be the methodology to establish the Khilafah. Can you explain that these two are different obligations?

May Allah سبحانه وتعالى accept from you and give you the responsibility to guide the Ummah.

From Lone Traveller

Khilafah is Allah’s Promise and the Prophecy of His Messenger صلى الله عليه وسلم

Ninety-three years passed since the colonialists Kaffir destroyed the Khilafah state in Istanbul at the hands of the British agent Mustafa Kamal on the 28th of Rajab 1342 AH corresponding to 3rd of March 1924 CE. Since then, Muslims have been living without an Imam that unites them under his banner, and without someone to look after their affairs, and without a protector of their wealth, and without a defender of what they hold sacred and without a guard of their sanctities, and without someone to punish those who slander the best of creation, the noble Prophet Muhammad صلى الله عليه وسلم. By the destruction of the Khilafah, the post of the Imam whom we fight from behind and are shielded by from the Kaffir’s aggression on us is vacant.

The Only Hope for Ridding the World of the Evil of Torture is the Return of the Noble Islamic Khilafah

News:

Two U.S. Senators, Dianne Feinstein (D-California) and Jay Rockefeller (D-West Virginia), wrote an article in the Washington Post on the 11th April entitled, “Why the Senate report on the CIA’s interrogation program should be made public”. Sen. Dianne Feinstein chairs the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence that issued the report, which, she said previously, “exposes brutality that stands in stark contrast to our values as a nation. It chronicles a stain on our history that must never again be allowed to happen.”

The Khilafah is a Matter of Life or Death for the Ummah and it is the Source of Strength

The Islamic Ummah lives in suffering from East to West, and in some places living under occupation and in other places living through war, and in other places living under corruption, and in other places subject to plunder… all are under injustice, oppression and suffering. But the Islamic Ummah is the best Ummah sent for mankind in its correct Aqeedah and comprehensive system of life, and its strategic position, and immense wealth, and its tremendous human potential. The Islamic Aqeedah is the only correct Aqeedah because of its being based on conclusive evidence and convinces the mind, so the heart is reassured by it, and it agrees with human nature.

Q&A: Is the Ummah ready to face the consequences of establishing Khilafah?

Question:

Assalamu Alaikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuhu

The respected scholar Ata Bin Khalil, after greeting,

All of us know that the Ummah today is closer than any other time to announce the Khilafah State, which will be covered by an urgent newsflash that we could hear any time by the will of Allah. But my question, depending on your location and knowledge of the current events, is the Islamic Ummah ready now for such a great thing, especially when we put into consideration that the tasks that follow establishing the state may be is much more difficult than the work to establish it, so is the Ummah ready to tolerate such consequences?

From: Yusuf Yusuf

Q&A: Strength of Hadith evidence used in specifying the Time Limit to appoint a Khaleefah

Question:

Jazak Allah for your reply… also is it possible to make the discussion open so that Muslims may benefit from their contents and to see the sincerity of Hizb ut Tahrir and its Ameer in accepting the truth, after they realise the weakness of the opinion?

The first idea that we want to discuss is the time limit for the Muslims to establish the Khilafah.

A brother named Aang Yulius wrote this article to me:

Is the narration used by Hizb ut Tahrir as an evidence for the fixed time limit for the Muslims to establish the Khilafah correct?

Federalism is a Project that Destroys the Unity of the Ummah

A few days ago a group of advocates for federalism in eastern Libya announced what they called “The government of Cyrenaica territory”, containing the names of 24 people to assume ministerial posts. The announcement also contained the division of the territory into four provinces: Ajdabiya, Benghazi, Jabal al-Akhdar, and Tubruq.

This is the third time this group has announced and insisted on this kind of project.

We are surprised by the insistence on this project, and strongly denounce this in a land that is originally unified, and in an area where a vast majority of the people are against the division and fragmentation of their land.

The Ruling System in Islam is the Khilafah System Obliged by the Lord of the Worlds; It is Not a Republican or Democratic System

The Almesryoon Today Newspaper published on Thursday, 11/21/2013, the first draft of the fifty- member Constitutional Amendment Committee. Although there were adjustments made to most of its articles, this amended Constitution does not differ much from the previous Constitution and the former one, in being all constitutions of Kufr developed for Kufr system, contrary to the ruling system of Islam. Sovereignty in the Kufr system does not belong to the divine law (Shariah). Rather it belongs to the people, who have the right to legislate; that is the right to forbid the halal and permit the haram, and to issue judgments of pretty (hassan) and ugly (qubh) on things and actions.