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Hanafi Scholars on the Caliphate & its Jurisprudence

Posted by on Sep 24, 2016 in Khilafah | 0 comments

Hanafi Scholars on the Caliphate & its Jurisprudence

 

Ulama of the Hanafi madhhab (school of thought), like those of the other madhahib, emphasised the role and importance of the Khilafah throughout the ages. In many respects, they had more to say about issues of ruling and governance than other ulama since many khulafa – the Abbasids and Ottomans in particular – adopted the Hanafi madhhab and sought advice and rulings from the Hanafi ulama of their times. In this article we look the views of the Hanafi scholars in this regard, as gleaned from their writings.


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Is the Caliphate Irrelevant in the Modern World?

Posted by on Sep 1, 2016 in Current Affairs, Khilafah, Knowledge, Slider | 0 comments

Is the Caliphate Irrelevant in the Modern World?


By Shafiul Huq*

The idea of the irrelevance of the Caliphate as a governmental model in the modern world is not altogether new. It has been raised by several writers over the past few years and came into sharp focus as a result of the (false) proclamation of a Caliphate by ISIL in 2014. While the legitimacy of ISIL’s claim has been repudiated by Muslims all over the world, this thesis itself is worth interrogating for the broader claims it makes. (more…)

The Ruling System in Islam – A Brief Overview

Posted by on May 21, 2016 in Khilafah | 0 comments

The Ruling System in Islam – A Brief Overview

More than two centuries of foreign cultural and ideological onslaught have left its mark on the Muslim psyche. The relentless attacks on various aspects of Islam on the one hand, and the continual propagation of various other “ism’s on the other, has left many Muslims, particularly those who have grown up in West, with only a vague understanding at best of some core aspects of Islam. Ruling or governance is one such aspect. Br. Uthman Badar presents in this short piece a brief outline of ruling in Islam.

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Classical Scholars on Khilafah

Posted by on Feb 14, 2016 in Khilafah, Slider | 0 comments

Classical Scholars on Khilafah

This is a compilation of comments by classical scholars on the issue of Khilafah. By no means an exhaustive list, it is a selection of scholarly commentary which highlights the obligation and importance of the Khilafah. All quotes are fully referenced and the original Arabic text, along with a translation, is provided.

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Islamic governance for the 21st century

Posted by on Apr 15, 2012 in Khilafah | 0 comments

Islamic governance for the 21st century

 

The Shari’ah and the Rule of Law

The year 2011 ended with an irreversibly changed Middle East where the hegemony of several dictators collapsed at the hands of their oppressed populations. The Syrian and Yemeni peoples’ immense sacrifice and desire for change continue into 2012. There is little doubt that the world will further witness the collapse of other dictatorial regimes in the region.

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