Islamic Law / Shaykh `Abd al-Karim Zaydan

Abd al-Karim Zaydan_Note

A POINT TO NOTE (AL-TAMHID) Imam Dr. `Abd al-Karim Zaydan wrote: “Some people have the view that Islamic Law is merely a religious law refering to only morals (al-akhlaq) and the organised relationship between a person and his Lord (tanzim `alaqat al-insan bi-rabbih) without any relationship to life’s affairs such as the state (al-dawla) and ruling (al-hukm)… … Continue reading

Islamic Law / Shaykh `Abd al-Karim Zaydan

Abd al-Karim Zaydan_Islamic Laws Require a State to Implement Them

ISLAMIC LAWS REQUIRE A STATE TO ESTABLISH THEM Imam Dr. `Abd al-Karim Zaydan wrote: “In Islamic Law, there are rulings (ahkam) such as punishments (al-`uqubat), ruling between the people with what was revealed by Allah, Jihad in the way of Allah and other such rulings that by their nature require an authority to implement them … Continue reading

Islamic Law / Shaykh `Abd al-Karim Zaydan

Abd al-Karim Zaydan_Sharia demands a State

ISLAMIC LAW DEMANDS THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE ISLAMIC STATE Imam Dr. `Abd al-Karim Zaydan writes: “One of the unique aspects of Islamic Law is its scope and comprehensiveness. There is nothing in life that does not have an Islamic ruling for it. That is why we find rulings related to devotional matters (al-`ibadat), morals (al-akhlaq), … Continue reading

Islamic Law / Shaykh `Abd al-Karim Zaydan

Abd al-Karim Zaydan_Nature of the Islamic State

THE NATURE AND AIMS OF THE ISLAMIC STATE Imam Dr. `Abd al-Karim Zaydan writes: “The Islamic state is an ideological state based on the Islamic creed (`aqida) from which laws and systems arise (wa ma anbathaqa `anha ahkam wa nizam). It not therefore a provincial state restricted by a boundary and territory, neither is it … Continue reading

Islamic Law / Shaykh `Abd al-Karim Zaydan

Abd al-Karim Zaydan_Worship Requires a State

REALISING TRUE WORSHIP OF ALLAH REQUIRES THE ISLAMIC STATE Imam Dr. `Abd al-Karim Zaydan wrote the following: “Allah created human beings to worship Him. He Most High says: {I have not created humans and jinn except to worship Me…}.[1] The word ‘worship’ (`ibada) is a comprehensive term encompassing everything that Allah loves such as words … Continue reading