Islamic Law / Islamic Themes

“Scholarly Differences…Avoiding a Fallacy”

“Scholarly Differences: The Fallacy of ‘Every khilaf is a valid Ikhtilaf” _________ ‖ _________ [1] Legal Maxim: ‘There is no condemnation in valid areas of legal Difference’: لا إنكار في مسائل الاجتهاد Imam al-Nawawi said: قال العلماء : لَيْسَ لِلْمُفْتِي وَلا لِلْقَاضِي أَنْ يَعْتَرِض عَلَى مَنْ خَالَفَهُ إِذَا لَمْ يُخَالِف نَصًّا أَوْ إِجْمَاعًا أَوْ قِيَاسًا … Continue reading

Islamic Law / Khilafah / الفتاوى العطائية (al-Fatawa al-'Ata'iyya)

‘Who Implements the Hudud? The Caliph…’

Quotes by Shaykh `Ata’ on the Imam alone Implements the Hudud…” _________ ‖ _________ The noble scholar, mujtahid and one at the forefront in the struggle to resume the Islamic way of life Shaykh `Ata’ Ibn Khalil (Allah protect him) quotes eminent jurists of our legal tradition regarding the Caliph alone having the right to … Continue reading

Islamic Law

Part 2: “Establishing Political Parties…Description of the Groups”

Muqaddimat al-Dastur Part 2: The Description of Political Parties (ahzab siyasiyyah) In Part 1, the evidential basis for establishing groups and parties was discussed. In Part 2, the work that characterises the group or party will be explained. In the Constitution of the Islamic State it declares: “Article No 21: ‘As for this group that … Continue reading

Islamic Law

Part 1: “Establishing Political Parties…Unpacking 3:104”

Muqaddimat al-Dastur Part 1: Establishing Political Parties (ahzab siyasiyyah) In the proposed draft Constitution of the Islamic State it declares: “Article No 21: “The Muslims have the right to establish political parties in order to account the rulers or to reach the rule through the ummah, on the condition that their basis is the Islamic … Continue reading

Hadith / Islamic Law

“A Bayan on Bidah…”

BID`A (‘UNWARRANTED RELIGIOUS INNOVATION’) *** The noble Shaykh `Ata’ b. Khalil (may Allah protect him) states in his response to a question on the topic of bid`a: أوامر الشارع نوعان: نوع وردت فيه صيغة الأمر مع بيان كيفية أداء هذا الأمر، أي الإجراءات العملية للتنفيذ، مثلاً يقول الله سبحانه {وَأَقِيمُوا الصَّلَاةَ}، فهذه صيغة أمر، ولكنه لم … Continue reading

Ibn Taymiyyah / Islamic Law

Imam Ibn Taymiyya and the Sunna

Ibn Taymiyya on the Sunna Imam Ibn Taymiyya succinctly summarises the revelatory status and the Divine origin of the Prophet’s sunna:  وان جهة حرمه الله ورسوله جهة واحدة فمن اذى الرسول فقد اذى الله ومن اطاعه فقد اطاع الله لان الامة لا يصلون ما بينهم وبين ربهم الا بواسطة الرسول ليس لاحد منهم طريق غيره … Continue reading