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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.
Allah (Most High) has created men and women as equals in terms of their humanity but He has assigned them different roles in this life. These roles are complementary which leads to harmony between the sexes and in society as a whole.
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.
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