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Who would rule an Islamic State?

  • Author: MR
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  • Date: Jan 8,2007 | 12:14 PM

If you remember a while back I wrote a post entitled Would we as Muslims live happily under an Islamic Sate. Basically I was thinking about if we would be able to do the simple fun things we do (playing sports, eating out late at night, watching movies) in an Islamic state.

Now I was thinking about this more and if we as Muslims were to live under an Islamic state, who would rule it? I’m not talking about a person, but an idelogoy, a particular manhaj, one of the madhabs, etc. Would the leader be of wasabi background, an extreme jihadi one, an extreme sufi, a moderate sufi, a deobandi, a liberal, an arab/desi uncle, etc. Would the leader be Arab or Desi or a convert/revert or Black?

Let’s say for example the Amir of the Islamic state is a moderate sufi, then the jihadis would be mad because he’s ‘sufi’ so they’ll rebel. If the Amir was a moderate wasabi, then the extremist sufis would be mad and start saying he’s deviant and writing fatwas and books against him.

What about nationalism. If the Amir was Arab, the non-Arabs would get mad. If the Amir was Desi, then the non-desis would get mad.

What about racism. If the Amir was black, oh man forget about it. All the cultured Arabs and Desis would be up in arms.

My point is, this ummah has a long way to go before we even consider establishing an Islamic state. We have so much nationalism and racism amongst our own families, let alone our communites, that it’s crippling our ummah.

This is why in North America and Europe, the young Muslims here have an advantage. You will not find any place in the Muslim world that is more open and tolerant of other Muslim races, ethnicities and cultures then in North America and Europe. In fact I bet the most inter-racial and inter-ethnic Muslim marriages take place in non-Muslim countries. In Muslim countries, many families won’t even allow you to marry a person from the neighboring country.

Also in non-Muslim countries there is more tolerance amongst the various different manhajs, madhabs, idelogies of Muslims. They may be disagreements but its almost always in written or verbal form. In the Muslim world, some Muslims act abusive and sometimes violently towards other Muslims just becuase they are of a certain thinking. You even have government-sponsored hatred of certain Muslims.

Many Muslims have this dream or fantasy that in an Islamic state everything is in peace and all the Muslims are happy together in one big brotherhood and sisterhood. This is far from reality. Even during the rightly guided khulafa, the Ummah had problems. This is how human beings are. We have differences. There will never be an Islamic state in which every single Muslim loves each other. It’s impossible, even during the time of the Prophet (saas) and after the death of the Prophet (saas).

In reality, based on my knowledge of Islam and what I have heard scholars say, this Ummah will not be united unit the Mahdi comes. That doesn’t mean we shouldn’t be working towards an Islamic state. The best way to start is to establish an Islamic state of mind. If we had 1 billion Muslims with an Islamic state of mind, this world would be a lot better.


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    1. jinnzaman January 8th, 2007 at 12:51 pm

      Assalamu alaikum

      I think you’re making the issue more complicated than it is. I’m certain that the Khalifah will have many problems, but I don’t think this is going to be one of them.

      First off, the ruling on this matter is quite clear: the khalifah has to be from the tribe of Quraysh.

      Secondly, in order to establish the khalifah today, there are a certain level of intellectual pressuppositions that must be met,one of which is a deconstruction of Western ideologies, such as nationalism. That is why an intellectual revolution is necessary in order to establish an Islamic polity. See the following essays regarding this topic:
      http://z14.invisionfree.com/Shield_of_Islam/index.php?s=2f3d3e68cefeb9a6a1bed53326dcd403&showforum=27

      Thirdly, and this is the strongest point, the Islamic states in our history have done a great job of integrating various races into their empire. If one looks at the Ottoman Empire, for the majority of its history, it was the world’s largest multinational state and incorporated people from various religious and races and ethnicities into its Empire and government.

      I think the key focus for the Khalifah will be whether it is equitable and respects life as being sacred. I’m going to post more about this topic on my blog.

      http://jinnzaman.blogspot.com

      masalama

    2. Yursil January 8th, 2007 at 3:20 pm

      BismillahiRahmanirRaheem
      as-salamu’alaikum MR,

      What defines an ‘extreme Sufi’ and why do you think Naqshbandi Hakkani are extreme?

      Are other Tariqas extreme? Which ones?

      Can we discuss the Islamic state without having even a rudimentary understanding of how the Ottoman state functioned?

      Jinnzaman is completely correct and you are correct about waiting for Imam Mahdi (AS).

    3. Mujahideen Ryder January 8th, 2007 at 4:32 pm

      Yursil on January 8, 2007 at 3:20 pm said:

      BismillahiRahmanirRaheem
      as-salamu’alaikum MR,

      What defines an ‘extreme Sufi’ and why do you think Naqshbandi Hakkani are extreme?

      Are other Tariqas extreme? Which ones?

      Can we discuss the Islamic state without having even a rudimentary understanding of how the Ottoman state functioned?

      Jinnzaman is completely correct and you are correct about waiting for Imam Mahdi (AS).

      It’s my personal opinion and the adice that has been given to me from the scholars and my elders on the haqqanis’. I wrote a lil more on Amad’s blog. You can check it out there.

    4. Yursil January 8th, 2007 at 4:39 pm

      as-salamu’alaikum MR,

      As Amad asked not to discuss it there I will answer here.

      It is good, the worse you and others talk of Naqshbandi’s it is better for us.

      The more you discuss us behind our backs it is also better for us. It is better that real forgiving sufi’s are the recipients of such things rather than others, who may bring you harm from it. Rather we forgive.

      As it is well known, the real sufi’s of the world were always the one who lived in a time when they were looked as inexplicably strange. No one can say what makes such sufis strange, they just decide to feel it.

      So anyway, I was just curious if you knew what exactly makes us ‘extreme’ sufi’s?

    5. Mujahideen Ryder January 8th, 2007 at 5:12 pm

      Yursil on January 8, 2007 at 4:39 pm said:

      as-salamu’alaikum MR,

      As Amad asked not to discuss it there I will answer here.

      It is good, the worse you and others talk of Naqshbandi’s it is better for us.

      The more you discuss us behind our backs it is also better for us. It is better that real forgiving sufi’s are the recipients of such things rather than others, who may bring you harm from it. Rather we forgive.

      As it is well known, the real sufi’s of the world were always the one who lived in a time when they were looked as inexplicably strange. No one can say what makes such sufis strange, they just decide to feel it.

      So anyway, I was just curious if you knew what exactly makes us ‘extreme’ sufi’s?

      Well no one condemns or mock the haqqanis, they just gave me advice. That’s all. I see no harm in that. People have the right to give advice.

      In terms of fiqh, aqida, and other things, it’s different from other sufis like the naqshabandi mujadidis and the chishtis.

    6. Yursil January 8th, 2007 at 5:22 pm

      as-salamu’alaikum MR,

      If you don’t think being called a “degenerated sufi” is mocking or condemning then I have very little to say.

      Of course, these are the words of a certain Shaykh which you felt represented your opinion and worth repeating on a Salafi blog.

      I suppose such insults could be framed as advice and really no one should respond? I’m not offended, as I’ve said it is better that good simple Naqshbandi Hakkani’s are the target rather than others.

      Better to be a target of the masses and forgive them than have the masses launch their insults at others who won’t forgive.

      As far as fiqh and aqida and other things, what is different of the Naqhsbandi Hakkani’s to the Mujadidi’s or Chishtis or Shadhili’s to make them ‘extreme’? I know Chishti’s that went blind staring at the sun in their zikr, I see Shadhili’s jump up and dance.

      So…again I wonder, what makes Naksibendi’s ‘extreme’?

      Rather, its clear that with the work of great Naqshbandi English scholars such as Shaykh GF Haddad and indeed others (before politics became an issue) that a lot of work was done on the traditional front from us degenerated ones.

      This of course, while everyone was too timid to even declare the word ‘tariqa’.

      If people have a negative opinion based on certain representatives work, well, they should begin to understand that Shaykh Nazim is the leader of the Tariqat, and if they have a problem with it they better have it with him and not certain representatives.

      Regardless, I am really just surprised at this attitude.

    7. jinnzaman January 8th, 2007 at 5:42 pm

      Assalamu alaikum

      MR, these questions are important and should be asked, don’t take my criticism or any one elses to heart. The internet is a powerful resource for engaging in a healthy discussion about these sorts of issues.

      Here is a link describing the eligibility requirements for the Khalifah, if anyone is interested:
      http://z14.invisionfree.com/Shield_of_Islam/index.php?showtopic=742

      masalama

      PS: Have fun this weekend. 😉

    8. Mujahideen Ryder January 8th, 2007 at 5:48 pm

      Listen I really don’t know much exactly the differences, but I was seeking since more then 2 years ago, you can see in this thread: http://www.sunniforum.com/forum/showthread.php?t=2132
      many posts were deleted, but it was there a lot of people talked to me about the differeneces.

    9. Yursil January 8th, 2007 at 6:05 pm

      as-salamu’alaikum,

      Salman did the right thing by closing that thread, but rather than by in hook line and sinker to whatever it is that you began to believe because of an internet forum, it may be best to actually ask people about it.

      Only so far as it may benefit you, as it certainly doesn’t benefit us.

      Alhamdulillah the lives your three friends are living is just sublime Islam.

    10. Mujahideen Ryder January 8th, 2007 at 6:48 pm

      Yursil on January 8, 2007 at 6:05 pm said:

      as-salamu’alaikum,

      Salman did the right thing by closing that thread, but rather than by in hook line and sinker to whatever it is that you began to believe because of an internet forum, it may be best to actually ask people about it.

      Only so far as it may benefit you, as it certainly doesn’t benefit us.

      Alhamdulillah the lives your three friends are living is just sublime Islam.

      I’ll be honest a lot of the people that talked to me may have had biases of the haqqani tariqa. Maybe I need to sit down with you, saleh, erdem and abir and discuss it further, becuase Wallahi I LOVE SHAYKH GF HADDAD. He is absolutely brilliant! I can’t see him being part of a ‘extreme’ sufi tariqa.

      I think what makes me feel that the haqqanis extreme sufis is shaykh kabbani. He really disappointed me when he told congress 97% of the masjids in north america are run by extremists.

      Maybe we should have a sit down and discuss this or something.

    11. Yursil January 8th, 2007 at 7:14 pm

      as-salamu’alaikum MR,

      As you might know, Shaykh Abdul Kerim has his differences with certain representatives on certain political fronts, and there are very clear hints and reasons to know that Shaykh Nazim also has these concerns.

      http://www.yursil.com/blog/2006/05/statement-of-non-association-with-naqshbandi-michigan/

      As always you are invited to the city for dhikr 353 39th St. Fridays at 7:30 -8

    12. zubkha January 8th, 2007 at 7:40 pm

      Honestly, why are we arguing over who’s extreme and who’s not? Just accept the fact that everybody has their differences and get along with each other. We need to learn to work with each other, regardless of whether we are sufi, salafi, ikhwani, etc… Muslims today are so backwards because of the fact that we can’t learn to accept our differences. If we can’t even work with each other, how can we work with non-Muslims?

      Watch this video of suhaib webb, he talks about this stuff… http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=1163507079706690489&q=suhaib+webb

    13. Khalid Sharif January 8th, 2007 at 8:30 pm

      49:13 O mankind! We created you from a single (pair) of a male and a female, and made you into nations and tribes, that ye may know each other (not that ye may despise (each other). Verily the most honoured of you in the sight of Allah is (he who is) the most righteous of you. And Allah has full knowledge and is well acquainted (with all things).

    14. Usman Farah January 8th, 2007 at 8:34 pm

      Islam doesn’t allow racism so whoever say no im not going to follow him he’s arab or he’s chinease people need to know that that is haram

    15. Abu Umar January 8th, 2007 at 10:48 pm

      As-Salamuilkum

      This is exactly why Imam Mahdi (RAH) will descend and throught the Rahma of ALLAAH (SWT) there will be unity amongst the ummah.

    16. Samir January 9th, 2007 at 12:59 am

      The Mahdi will be on the correct Aqeedah. Whatever that is. And we will have no choice but to unite under his interpretation.

    17. ya Rabb January 9th, 2007 at 1:22 am

      yees, we should wait for the mahdi.

      In the meantime, not involve ourselves in debates. And MR what is a “wasabi”

      please no name calling.

      thanks.

    18. Mujahideen Ryder January 9th, 2007 at 9:17 am

      ya Rabb on January 9, 2007 at 1:22 am said:

      yees, we should wait for the mahdi.

      In the meantime, not involve ourselves in debates. And MR what is a “wasabi”

      please no name calling.

      thanks.

      i started a new word for salafis/wahabis. i use wasabis now, because it doesn’t make any sense and it can’t hurt to use it.

    19. Mujahideen Ryder January 9th, 2007 at 9:28 am

      Yursil on January 8, 2007 at 7:14 pm said:

      as-salamu’alaikum MR,

      As you might know, Shaykh Abdul Kerim has his differences with certain representatives on certain political fronts, and there are very clear hints and reasons to know that Shaykh Nazim also has these concerns.

      http://www.yursil.com/blog/2006/05/statement-of-non-association-with-naqshbandi-michigan/

      As always you are invited to the city for dhikr 353 39th St. Fridays at 7:30 -8

      InshaAllah

    20. Yursil January 9th, 2007 at 11:28 am

      oh and ring suite 304 :)

    21. MrEspy January 9th, 2007 at 12:05 pm

      DON’T FALL FOR YURSIL’s PROPAGANDA!@!!

      hahaha…love you yursil…(for the sake of the One we Love…

    22. whatever January 9th, 2007 at 3:40 pm

      i agree with ya brother

    23. Yursil January 9th, 2007 at 6:27 pm

      im gonna go propaGangsta on you mr espy

    24. Iman January 9th, 2007 at 9:31 pm

      Have any of you read Imam Zaid’s ‘Not Muslim Zionists’? It’s in his new book.

      Anywho, it basically argues that we shouldn’t obsess over the establishment of an Islamic state…beneficial read, check it out inshaa Allah.

    25. alsariea January 9th, 2007 at 11:00 pm

      SALAMU ALAIKUM

      BRO –> MR , I DONT THINK YOU HAVE A PERFECT UNDERSTANDING OF WHAT ISLAM IS ALL ABOUT. But JUST to remind you that any muslim would know that these issues are easily solved by islam. Prophet said there is no superiority of an arab over a non-arab except by the level of their piety.

      I think this is the solution to all the problems you mentioned. Also as for watching movies and hanging out late at night, Islam is NOT A RELIGION THAT SAYS YOU GOTTA DO BORING THINGS, NOR DOES IT SAY YOU HAVE TO STAY AT HOME AND PRAY. Islam is a balanced religion, and as long as you have the right intention when you are hanging out late at night you should be fine inshalla.

      Also, for an islamic state to appear, islam has to be the main law – meaning that Shura should be taken when selecting a leader – therefore, whomever muslims vote or choose to be as a leader, should be the leader, no matter what colour or what ethnic group he s from. People that would rebel against such leader would be just creating mischief amongst muslims, and we all know what Allah has promised such people.

      Sorry if i offended you, but this topic “as well as many others” are of great importance and should be researched well. The importance of an islamic state is extremely critical, due to the fact that FIQH that we have isn’t completely practiced due to the absence of an islamic state. Ex. unfortunately, not all muslims pay zakat, and due to the absense of an islamic state, the fiqh behind the mandation of paying zakat is not practiced – thus, fiqh is not completely in effect. Imam Ibn Qayem called this fiqh “Paper fiqh” since its only on paper and is not practiced, not making fun of the actual fiqh, but assigning it a term that would potentially trigger any muslim’s courage to fight for an islamic state.

      Please forgive me if I said anything wrong to offend you in any way, and make du’aa for me.

      Salamz

    26. Samir January 10th, 2007 at 12:05 am

      Labeling is the first step in propoganda.

    27. ya Rabb January 10th, 2007 at 1:10 am

      to me wasabi is more weird than salafee or wahabi.
      Wahabi is a misnomer.

      Salafee is a self-proclaimed title. Why dont you call people what they call themselves
      because calling them something else is name calling.

      For example if Anthony wants to be called Anthony only and you go and call him, Yo Ton…or Yo Toniii
      not right, bro. Not right.

    28. jinnzaman January 10th, 2007 at 1:28 am

      Allahu alim, but Imam Tahawi wrote in his Aqeedah text that certain obligations pertaining to the Khalifah such as jihad will never be lifted until the day of judgment.

      I’ve never heard of a single scholar say that the fardh kaffayah of establishing a khalifah has been lifted from the Ummah until the return of the Mahdi. Most scholars, in their hikmah, don’t want to concern people with political issues until they’re embarked upon the path of spiritua purification. However, this does not mean that we neglect our responsibilities of the Ummah.

      It is one thing to say “The Khalifah will be difficult to establish” but it is something else entirely to question the very institution of the Khalifah and something else to say that we should make absolutely no effort in pushing towards the Khalifah until Imam Mahdi comes.

      When the Mahdi comes, it will not be a piece of cake. It will become waajib upon every believer to give bayah to him and there will be difficult times for the Ummah as a whole.

      Basically, what I’m trying to get at is the following: if you think establishing the khalifah is difficult now, wait until the Mahdi and Dajjal and Isa (alayhi salam) and Yajooj and Majood will show up. What we are experiencing as an Ummah today is nothing compared to the upcoming tribulations.

      May Allah (subhana wa ta’ala) expedite the return of the Khalifah and bring justice, peace, and dignity to the Muslim Ummah. Ameen.

      masalama

    29. Bint Muhammad January 10th, 2007 at 4:49 pm

      interesting [reading all of these comments]

    30. Luqman January 10th, 2007 at 10:09 pm

      The requirement for the Khalifa to be of the tribe of Quraysh still allows for a Desi or sub-saharan african khalifa, does it not? I mean, there are plenty of ‘Qurayshis’ and ‘Zubayris’ and sayyeds in Pakistan; provided their claim of descent is legitimate, one of them could be khalifa, no? And no doubt the same is true in Nigeria and other muslim areas of sub-saharan Africa. In short, it’s not about ‘race’ or ‘ethnicity’, it’s about descent, correct?

    31. Amad January 10th, 2007 at 10:31 pm

      Here’s my challenge/brotherly-advice/appeal to logic to all types of sufis…

      Link here, go to the last post, which refers to the discussion here, skip the rest if you wish.

    32. Yursil January 10th, 2007 at 11:15 pm

      as-salamu’alaikum,

      Bro, if you think you alone have ‘advised’ sufis this way before then you are keenly unaware of the issues at hand.

    33. jinnzaman January 11th, 2007 at 3:40 am

      Amad,

      I’m sorry, what exactly was the challenge? It seems that you were just writing an opinion piece, not giving any proofs.

      Anyhow, lets not turn this into a Sufi-Salafi flamewar. The context of this post is with regards to how the sectarian differences will be treated by a caliphate.

      I’m doing research on this issue and when I’m finished with it, I’ll present it.

      masalama

    34. Amad January 11th, 2007 at 1:04 pm

      Yursil, I am sure it has done before, and will be done many times in the future. Never an end to amr bil maroof, is there?

      JZ, if you read the comments on the link, specific questions were asked. I wasn’t bringing the discussion here, just referring to it.

    35. Samir January 13th, 2007 at 12:04 am

      I only saw flames and opinion. But then again I didn’t read it too carefully.

    36. Muslim January 15th, 2007 at 8:02 pm

      “I know Chishti’s that went blind staring at the sun in their zikr”

      Hmm, I wonder if I should shout biddah, shirk or kufr?

    37. AnonyMouse January 15th, 2007 at 9:56 pm

      As-salaamu ‘alaikum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatu,

      Brilliant post, MR! I totally agree with you: “The best way to start is to establish an Islamic state of mind. If we had 1 billion Muslims with an Islamic state of mind, this world would be a lot better.”

      We all need to start improving ourselves as Muslims before we start trying to turn a country into an Islamic state…

    38. farooq January 18th, 2007 at 6:59 pm

      first of all muhammad saws was not ruling by a specefic madhab and never belonged to any madhab so why should any muslim claim to follow a specefic madhab… we should only claim to be muslims and followers of the quran and rasulullah saws assalamu alaykum jazzak allah khayr

    39. mujahid January 18th, 2007 at 7:31 pm

      good point farooq but also we need to be willing to do jihad and I mean the type of jihad that is killing the people that try to kill us and doing it the islamic way no suicide bombings no killing of the innocent just doing righteous jihad on those people. thats what i am talking about hiyal aljihad

    40. Salahin January 29th, 2007 at 12:59 pm

      Assalamualikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuh…

      Let our powers combine…Quraish + Sufis + Jammat Islami + Tabligh Jamaat + Madhabs + Salaafis + Talibans + Al-Qaeda + Deobands + Hezbollah + Wahhabis + Ottomans + Shia ppl + Muslims in the west and east + Blog muslims + me = Khilafah Rashidun!!! Ha ha ha…:D:) Stange, isn’t it! Am I not Ghurabi? he he

      Out of 73 sect, 1 sect will go to paradise…don’t say, “Hey Dude, this will go to heaven…naahh..that will go…now I prefer this..that..eh?” WE ARE NOT THE 1 TO JUDGE…which 1 will go? Allah knows best!!!No, He knows BEST(EST)!

      Exception : Killers of Uthman will be punished by Allah, insha Allah!

      We strive for unity till Imam Mehdi comes and establish the Islamic Empire…How? increase our Knowlege and intellect and nominate some Allah fearing Godly/righteous person who fears Allah more than anything else! Not easy? then…

      Lets pray Tahujjud Salaat and beg Allah for His forgiveness upon everyone and myself…Say: Allahummagfirli Walil muhminina wal muhminah wal musliminah wal muslimah! Ameen! Summa Ameen

      Lets not forget to beg Allah for unity and praying in Tahajjud Salaat is worth it! Prayers are guranteed! If you say, I want BMW (Be My Wife) Car…u will get it! Similarly,if we are looking to establish Khilafah Rashidun! Lets ATLEAST strive to pray Tahujjad (not missing fajr) and pray to Allah to grant our wishes, legitimate desire and good intention etc…insha Allah…we will get Islamic State more than having or enjoying BMW cars…:D

      Allah knows best!

      Subhanaka Allahumma Wabihamdika Ashadu Anla ilaha illah anta Astagfiruka wa atubu ilaik!

      ~Salahin
      http://www.salahin84.friendpages.com (have a visit!)

    41. Bless August 12th, 2007 at 9:26 am

      Like others have adviced, i say go and speak to real like Naqshabandi Haqqanis, because the idea u have over them is unfortunately very sad to see. If anything of the ‘extreme’ side is seen, this is good extreme, and not the extreme we know.
      MashAllah you would be blessed to be part of Haqqani’s. The peace u will feel is difficult to find anywhere else.
      Stop listening to randoms and ppl who don’t know…go and see for urself with an open heart.

    42. zaytoon88 August 15th, 2009 at 10:46 pm

      Brother MR, allow me to share with you what I have said on another blog concerning this very topic (albeit with modifications):

      Islam is indeed both a religion AND an ideology; if we take ideology to mean “a closely organized system of beliefs, values, and ideas forming the basis of a social,economic, or political philosophy or program .(Encarta Dictionary)” It seems that some groups who would wish to make Islam more Western-friendly and to “take the teeth out” of the Deen present us with a false dichotomy: Either Islam is a religion in the Christian sense of the word or it is “merely” a political ideology. This is the same as saying that those who wish to implement the collection of the Zakat are neglecting the spiritual side of Islam by focusing on “mere” economics. It is clear that the Qur’an, Sunnah, Companions, and classical scholars are at a consensus when they say that the Shariah is to be implemented in ALL aspects of the Muslim’s life and that the Khilafah is a FARD, not something that you decide to do after “100 steps”. This article should provide enough daleel for this issue:

      http://islamicsystem.blogspot.com/2006/05/clear-evidences-for-obligation-of.html

      I will end my little rant with the following: Khilafah and Tawasuf are not mutually exclusive systems but are part of the same magnificient whole that makes up the Shariah. The Sufi Sheikhs of old were a testament to this. The irony is that if we were to bring back these classical Sufi masters from the dead, certain elements in our community would accuse them of being “Islamists’!

      MR, I admire the fact that your blog is trying to unite the Muslims. We will always have our differences here and there but where we cannot afford to differ is our political, social and econmic unification. I’m not saying this because it sounds like a good idea, I’m saying this because the Prophet (saws) commanded it in the strongest of terms and because it is wajib on us lest we die the death of jahilyia.

      “One who dies without having bound himself by an oath of allegiance (to a Khalifah) will die the death of one belonging to the days of ignorance (Jahiliyah)”. (Sahih Muslim)

      Wassalam

    43. zaytoon88 August 16th, 2009 at 1:30 am

      Assalamu Alaikum,

      al-suyuuti makes some good arguments but his point about the khalifa having to be of Qurayshi descent does not seem to be based on the consensus of the scholars. The scholars are at a consensus that the Khalifah must be: male, Muslim, free, mature, sane and, just (adl). These are the prerequisites (I can provide my evidence, if you wish), anything else (i.e Qurieshi descent) is not a mandatory prerequisite but a matter of preference by certain scholars.

      Here are two more links with respect to this topic that should interest you.

      1.) The Khilafah is not a dream

      http://www.khilafah.com/index.php/the-khilafah/issues/73-establishing-the-khilafah-is-not-a-dream

      2.) The Classical Sufi Sheikhs were political and supported the Khilafah! They did not believe in “lets sit around and do dhikr and forget about our political obligations to the Shariah”

      http://www.khilafah.com/index.php/comment/6741-sufism-and-the-revival-of-the-ummah

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