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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…)

Q&A: The American, Russia, and Iranian Dilemma in Syria

Posted by on Jul 10, 2016 in Q&A | 0 comments

Q&A: The American, Russia, and Iranian Dilemma in Syria

On the American, Russian and Iranian dilemma in Syria.

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Q&A: Is it permissible for the Khalifah to impose taxes on Muslims?

Posted by on May 30, 2016 in Knowledge, Q&A | 0 comments

Q&A: Is it permissible for the Khalifah to impose taxes on Muslims?

We present here an answer from the Hizb’s Ameer, Sheikh Ata Abu Al Rashta, on the question of taxation under the Islamic system of governance. (more…)

Q&A: The Motives behind the Leaked Panama Papers

Posted by on May 22, 2016 in Q&A | 0 comments

Q&A: The Motives behind the Leaked Panama Papers

Question:

The leaked Panama Papers are still the subject of discussion amongst the media and politicians, especially those named in the documents (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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Q&A: Iran’s Role in the Region

Posted by on Jun 11, 2015 in Q&A | 0 comments

Q&A: Iran’s Role in the Region

Question:

Assalamu alaikum wa Rahmatullah wa Barakatuhu. Dear respected Shaykh, may Allah (swt) protect and safeguard you. Why has the United States allowed Iran to escalate in its relatively rapid diverse military capabilities which has become one of the more important countries in the region in terms of playing influential roles on the course of events in both Iraq, Syria, the Gulf and the enflamed region in general? What is the American policy in containing this evasive role? May Allah (swt) reward you. (more…)

The Tangible Effect of Duaa

Posted by on Oct 25, 2014 in Q&A | 0 comments

The Tangible Effect of Duaa

Question: Assalamu alaikoum wa Rahmatuh Allahi wa Barakatuh dear sheikh, after this greeting, I would like you to help me in finding an answer to the matter of supplication (dua’a)… it is mentioned in the Holy Quran that Allah سبحانه وتعالى responds to the supplication (dua’a) of the person if he supplicates to Him سبحانه وتعالى. The Sunnah also showed us that the response to the supplication (dua’a) could be sooner or later, or is replaced with something better than it in Dunya or Akhira. The Hizb shows in the book of The Concepts of Hizb ut Tahrir that supplication (duaa) achieves a spiritual value but its effect is non-tangible results such as the reward. My question is how can you limit the effects of the supplication (duaa) to the reward only even though Allah سبحانه وتعالى can respond to the supplication (duaa) in the Dunya? May Allah سبحانه وتعالى bless you.

From Abu Abdallah Khalaf

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Riba Money after Khilafah

Posted by on Oct 20, 2014 in Q&A | 0 comments

Riba Money after Khilafah

Question: Assalamu alaikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh,

A question from the book, The Institutions of State in the Khilafah (in Ruling and Administration) regarding money of Riba (usury) after the establishment of the Khalifah state of giving its capital to its owners … Question: What we will do with the money of Riba? Is it permissible for the state to confiscate it and invest it? Is the cash that comes from the property of Riba as banknotes is haram in itself, or is it due to the action?

From Safeer Al-Khilafah

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