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  • Definition of Khilaafah and the Ottoman Empire Date: 5-12-2020

    Is the Ottoman empire a valid caliphate? I have heard a preacher who says that there ottoman empire is nothing about the ottoman empire that is deserving to be called a caliphate. There is also a preacger who says that the ottoman empire is a “ sufi khilafah” which has nothing to do with the actual religion of islam. Is this correct? .. More

  • Ruler entitled to authorize others to carry out his spiritual and administrative duties Date: 14-11-2017

    Assalaamu alaykom, Brothers. Based on my understanding of the Sunnah of the Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam,and the four Rightly-Guided Caliphs regarding the position of Amir or Imam, their administrative and spiritual role are inseparable and they cannot delegate their role, both administrative and spiritual, unless they get very ill and cannot.. More

  • Why women should not be leaders though Queen of Sheba was successful Date: 16-2-2016

    Why did the Prophet, sallallaahu ʻalayhi wa sallam,say the following statement? I know about the Queen of Saba, who lived during the reign of Sulayman, may Allaah exalt his mention, and was a successful female ruler. What does that mean?The Prophet, said, "Never will a nation that makes a woman their ruler succeed." [Al-Bukhaari] .. More

  • Muslim gets precedence over non-Muslim in governance Date: 31-1-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum Shaykh. If we have to choose between the two following men for our leader, then who should we choose? 1. A muslim who commited bribery and abuse of power 2. A non-Muslim who seems to be clean of any misconduct. I really would appreciate to get your answer. Wassalaam. .. More

  • Should the Muslim ruler be the most knowledgeable among the Muslims? Date: 17-8-2015

    Did Muslim scholars stipulate that the Muslim ruler has to be the most knowledgeable among the Muslims? .. More

  • The requirements for the body that elects the Caliph Date: 13-4-2015

    Who appoints Ahlul Hall Wal'Aqd ?in other words how to know who should be its members. What are their obligatory characteristics. .. More

  • Hadeeth about not fighting an unjust Muslim authority Date: 24-2-2015

    Assalamu'alaikum Can u tell me the authenticity of the following hadith:"Do not fight anunjustMuslim authority, even if he is immoral." .. More

  • Stance of Muslims towards their rulers who do not implement Islamic law Date: 31-8-2010

    In the name of Allaah, The Most Merciful, The Ever Merciful. How should a Muslim react to leaders of Islamic countries who do not enforce Islamic rule?.. More

  • There will be a Caliphate that follows the guidance of Prophethood Date: 22-12-2008

    i heard from a reliable aleem here in our town that there is a hadeeth that the Prophet Muhammad stated a prophecy that Islam will be govern in the world in 3 different stages: 1. prophet hood 2. Kulafi rashidin (4 rightly guided caliph) 3. Bloodline (Omayyad, Abbasid, ottoman) according to him, after this, Islam will fall on the world, and oppression.. More

  • Dealing with an unjust Muslim ruler Date: 3-12-2008

    Asslam alaikum, mention in alquraan ATTIOLLAH WA ATTIORRASUL WA ULILAMRI MNIKUM, is ULILAMRIMINKUM the ruler or the goverment ? what if the ruler are dalim ? .. More

  • Imam as a ruler to establish Islamic teaching Date: 14-9-2003

    According to Moulana Maudoodi Muslims should work for Iqamat-e-Deen and not to be divided about it as in Ash-Shura: 13. We should work for the political establishment of Islam. They say Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam) was asked by Allah to pray for power as in Surah Al-Isra (bani Israel): 80. What is your opinion?.. More

  • Bai'ah (pledge of allegiance) Date: 22-4-2003

    What is the Islamic concept of Bai'ah? How is it given? I recently went to a lecture where they were talking about repentance. They asked those present to give Bai'ah to the scholar who was giving the lecture, then asked those present to ask Allah to repent from their sins. They said this is the way of the Sunnah... More

  • Hadith regarding election of the Khalifa Date: 1-7-2002

    My question is specifically asking for the Hadith of the blessed praised Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam) of Allah on this matter. If I recall correctly it states something in the effect that this assembly of influential council composed of the Muslim distinguished scholars, and notables who will be able to attend a general meeting to be held.. More

  • Electronic voting machine to elect a Caliph Date: 20-5-2002

    With all of this technology today, why aren't there electronic voting machines to elect Ameer El Momeneen?.. More

  • Can a woman be the leader according to Islam? Date: 6-6-2001

    Can a woman be the leader according to Islam? Cite references from the quran and hadith on this matter. I read a book in which a hadith was quoted from the sahih al-bukhari narrated by abi bakr that during the battle of camel he benefited from hadith in which the prophet Muhammad(pbuh) said that a nation will never prosper whose leader is a woman. The.. More