State of Islam in world today
Fatwa No: 82257

  • Fatwa Date:31-8-1999 - Jumaadaa Al-Oula 20, 1420
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Question

What is the Islamic adminstrataion in this age ? Why are Muslims today not United ? Can Islam be implemented in the entire world as presented by Prophet (pbuh) ?

Answer

Praise be to Allah, the Lord of the Worlds; and blessings and peace be upon our Prophet Muhammad and upon all his Family and Companions.

A government that implements the rules and regulations of Islam in all matters of life is an Islamic one. All legislations should comply with Islam even that are related to exterior affairs. It is the responsibility of rulers and subjects to implement the teachings of Islam in their affairs of life. All the Islamic rules should be enforced on all people, regardless of any consideration. The ruler and ruled, rich and poor, black and white, young and adult, male and female are equal in the eye of Shari‘a. Among the important responsibilities of an Islamic govt. is securing: peace, protection, and all necessary objects of life like food, medicine, education etc. Its responsibility is to spread all good things and ban all bad things. As regards disunity of Muslims, Almighty Allah says in the Holy Qur’an (meanings in English): {and obey Allah and His Messenger, and so not dispute (with one another) lest you lose courage and your strength depart, and be patient. Surely, Allah is with those who are As-Sabirin (the patient ones, etc.} [8:46] Allah also says (meanings in English): {Allah has promised those among you who believe, and do righteous good deeds, that He will certainly grant them succession to (the present rulers) in the earth, as He granted in to those before them, and that He will grant them the authority to practice their religion, that which He has chosen for them (i.e. Islam). And He will surely give them in exchange a safe security after their fear (provided) they (believers) worship Me and do not associate anything (in worship) with Me. But whoever disbelieved after this, they are the Fasiqun (rebellious, disobedient to Allah} [24:55] In fact, all crises and problems in our society are natural results to separation and absence of the true Islamic governments. We do ask Allah, the Great and Almighty, to return the Islamic Ummah to Islam, which is its source of glory and honor, whose laws are suitable for all man kind in all times and in all places. By the way, Imam Malik said: ‘The latter generation of this Ummah will never be qualified except by means through which the prior became qualified. Truly that is Islam only.’ The Beloved Prophet (Blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) said: “Allah will continue to implement in this religion, i.e. conduct many and many people to be true standard-bearers of Islam, using them in His obedience till the Day of Resurrection.” [Related by Imam Ahmad] We ask Allah to make you and us of those people. Allah knows best.

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