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What is the official flag of the Caliphate?

The official flag of the Islamic State is called the rayah (الراية). It is a black rectangular flag with the words لَا إِلٰهَ إِلَّا ٱلله مُحَمَّدٌ رَسُولُ ٱلله written on it in white. A full explanation of the ijtihad behind this is below. This is taken from the books ajhizat dowlatul-Khilafah and Shakhsiya Islamiyya volume 2.

Misapplication of the Bay’a (pledge of allegiance) in Islamic History

The second principle of the Islamic ruling system is that ‘Authority belongs to the Muslim Ummah.’ The Khaleefah is not a king or dictator who imposes his authority on the people through coercion and force. The Khaleefah’s authority to rule MUST be given willingly by the Muslims through the Islamic ruling contract known as bay’a. Without this bay’a the Khaleefah cannot rule.

The Caliphate’s Integration Policy

This is an excerpt from the book Ad-Dowlatul-Islamiyyah (The Islamic State) by Sheikh Taqiuddin an-Nabhani. Moulding People in to One Nation The Prophet Muhammad ﷺ passed away after the entire Arabian Peninsula had entered into the fold of Islam and polytheism had been abolished. The Peninsula was under the Islamic domain, ruled comprehensively by Islam according to its ‘Aqeedah (belief) and the system that emanated from it. He ﷺ died only after Allah (most High) had perfected the Deen (way of life) completed His favour unto the Muslims and chose for them Islam as that Deen. This included the invitation of neighbouring nations and people to Islam by sending envoys to their kings and rulers as well as by dispatching expeditions to raid the Roman frontiers of Mu’tah and Tabuk.

3. CONTENTIONS AROUND THE OBLIGATION TO ESTABLISH THE KHILAFAH: There is nothing in the Sunna to suggest that establishing a Khilafah is an obligation upon the Muslims.

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