This video was produced by RealLifeLore. The Arabian Empire once extended from the Atlantic Ocean to the border of India. It was the largest empire that the world had ever seen up to that point, so what would things look like if this empire was suddenly re-created today? Watch this video and satisfy your curiosity!
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BY DR. REZA PANKHURST This article has been reproduced from Dr. Reza Pankhurst’s facebook page. Contention 3: There is nothing in the Sunna to suggest that establishing a Khilafah is an obligation upon the Muslims. There are several narrations in the Sunna which indicate the obligation of both establishing an Imam, and of obeying an Imam Any narration which talks about the necessity to obey the Imam of the Muslims is also a proof of the necessity to establish such an Imam if it is absent These narrations link the obligation to the phrase “death of jahiliyya” – which is also an indication that not having an Imam would be a sin upon that person Any claim otherwise highlights an ignorance of the meaning of the texts found in the Sunna, and the understanding of normative Islam and the ulama throughout the ages
BY DR. REZA PANKHURST This article has been reproduced from Dr. Reza Pankhurst’s facebook page. Contention 2: The obligation to establish a Khilafa is not mentioned in the Quran, and therefore not an obligation. The obligation can be derived from the Quran directly Every verse that mentions a law that must be implemented is an evidence for the obligation to establish an authority to implement that law Ali Abdul Raziq was the first contemporary scholar to make the claim there was no evidence in the quran for the obligation of the khilafa – and his views were deconstructed as completely inaccurate and incorrect]
BY DR. REZA PANKHURST This article has been reproduced from Dr. Reza Pankhurst’s facebook page. Contention 1: There was no consensus among the companions that appointing a Khalifa is obligatory upon the Muslims. There is a clear consensus of companions upon the necessity to appoint an Imam 2. Their consensus also shows that they considered appointing the Khalifa to be an utmost priority, which was prioritised over both the burial of the Prophet ﷺ and the sanctity of life. 3. The companions differed over who should be the Khalifa – a point which does not detract from its obligation and rather shows that the appointment of Khalifa is by choice and that it is necessity 4. The ijma of sahaba upon the obligation of appointing an Imam is considered a Qat`i – or definitive – proof
BY DR. REZA PANKHURST This highly recommended title can be purchased from Amazon. Book synopsis: While in the West ‘the Caliphate” evokes overwhelmingly negative images, throughout Islamic history it has been regarded as the ideal Islamic polity. In the wake of the “Arab Spring” and the removal of long-standing dictators in the Middle East, in which the dominant discourse appears to be one of the compatibility of Islam and democracy, reviving the Caliphate has continued to exercise the minds of its opponents and advocates. Reza Pankhurst’s book contributes to our understanding of Islam in politics, the path of Islamic revival across the last century and how the popularity of the Caliphate in Muslim discourse waned and later re-emerged.