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Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Is Democracy Acceptable in Islam?

Salam, I am quoting myself from another post I wrote for a different group on FaceBook. If you find this repetitive, please excuse. Thanks.

Contrary to popular misconception- democracy is not a new or modernized system- its a system from the time of ignorance or the jahiliyyah period - its origins are Greek atheistic. The western secularist rulers who are trying to convince the Muslims that democracy is Islam are deceiving us and spreading the system of jahiliyyah, and Allah says about this as follows:

Surah Maidah [5:50] Do they then seek the laws of the days of Ignorance? And who is better in law/judgment than Allah for a people who have firm Faith.

Second popular misconception is that democracy is about choosing our leader- the truth is that choosing a leader is only a minor part of democracy, the actual thing is about making laws based on opinions of people rather then what the creator has prescribed for us to follow, in Islam legislation is only for Allah, only the ijtihad - deriving a ruling from the Islamic sources and implementation of the hukm of Allah after applying it to the present reality is in the hands of the ruler in Islam. Even the Khalifah in Islam cannot make a law which is derived from any source other than Islam and the words of Allah are binding and supreme which is the opposite of democracy. Choosing our leader is also allowed in Islam, but this has nothing to do with both Islam and democracy being similar, because the reason the leader is chosen is totally different in both the systems. In one system, the leader is chosen to use his opinions and whims in making things haram or halal (Heard of Obama talking about making Marijuana legal?) Personal opinions are flawed as humans are not limitless in knowledge and wisdom and its even stupid to compare us with Almighty Allah, Astaghfiruallah. In Islam, the leader is chosen to implement the laws of Allah and derive rulings based on Islamic sources to the new realities, technologies and situations that emerge with time, no wonder the Islamic Khilafah lead the world in science and technology for 1200 years, after which they started borrowing concepts from the kuffar, which ultimately lead to its destruction about 88 years back. Its a proof that the Islamic system is the only one which is dynamic and acceptable to Allah and fard on the Muslims to live-by.

The patrons of democracy today, US, UK, France, Germany, Italy, Spain are the same culprits who colonized the whole world and looted the resources and are still looting the world of its resources and spreading corruption on earth, this verse of Al Quran suits this situation well:
Surah 2 "And when it is said to them: 'Do not make mischief on the earth,'' they say: 'We are only peacemakers.' " As claimed by the major oppressors of imperialist era and the post-imperial era until now.

The patrons of democracy are double-faced and hypocrites, they call for democracy in lands where the rulers do not bow down to them and where rulers do not sell their lands to these imperialist nations.. they do not talk of democracy where the rulers are in their pockets and ready to sell their lands for a meager worldly price and a seat in hellfire. Look into the history, look into the present, who were their allies in the past, whom do they fight now, why do they fight specific rulers and leave the monarchs and dictators alone if they are complying with their evil plans? It should show you what democracy they are patronizing and what is the reality of this illusion of democracy.

Democracy= translation from greek means 'rule of the people by laws made by the people', whereas in Islam, Allah clearly mentions, rule is only for Allah and people only represent and implement the shariah and a ruler in Islam can be kicked out of office as soon as they deviate from the sources of Islam. Allah says:
…The command [Hukm] rests with none but Allah… [6:57, 12:40, 12:67]

…To Him belongs the Command [Hukm]…[6:62, 28:70, 28:88]

…the Command [Hukm] is with Allah, the most High, the Most Great [40:12]

Say (O Muhammad): "Shall I seek for judge [HAKAMan] other than Allah? - when He it is Who hath sent unto you the Book, explained in detail."

We have sent down to you the scripture, truthfully, in order to judge[HUKM] among the people in accordance with what GOD has shown you. You shall not side with the betrayers. [4:105]

"And he who does not rule by what Allaah sent down, it is they who are the disbelievers." (5:44) And He says: "And he who does not rule by what Allaah sent down, it is they who are the wrongdoers." (5:45) And He says: "And he who does not rule by what Allaah sent down, it is they who are the rebellious." (5:47)

It is time for the Muslim Ummah to re-consider the lies and deception of democracy, secularism, socialism, liberalism, modernism, globalism and all the 'isms' being promoted by the kuffar.

It is time to study our history, our own ruling system which is obligatory on Muslims, and its time to spread the word and help each other in establishing the merciful, just and compassionate system sent down by Allah who alone has unlimited knowledge, wisdom and comprehensive vision of our life and all its aspects.

Say NO to Democracy and Say YES to the Islamic Imamah or the Islamic Khilafah. As a kuffar writer once wrote about Khilafah that..'it is an idea, whose time has come...' . Khilafah is coming and no kafir country or deceiver can stop it, inshAllah Ameen. The Khilafah cannot be established by force or bloodshed, but by intellectual discussion and promoting the true ideals of Islamic concept of rule and the reminding of the obligation upon the Muslims to cling to the rope of Allah, which is the Deen of Allah in all our life activities from birth to death 24/7.

Hudhaifah bin Al-Yaman reported that the Messenger of Allah sallallahu `alayhi wa sallam said:

"Prophethood (meaning Muhammad (SAW) himself) will remain with you for as long as Allah wills it to remain, then Allah will raise it up whenever he wills to raise it up. Afterwards, there will be a Caliphate that follows the guidance of Prophethood remaining with you for as long as Allah wills it to remain. Then, He will raise it up whenever He wills to raise it up. Afterwards, there will be a reign of heriditary rulers [The reign of Muslim kings] and it will remain with you for as long as Allah wills it to remain. Then, there will be a reign of tyrannical oppressive rule (like the present systems of secularism, democracy and globalism destroying our nations globally) and it will remain for as long as Allah wills it to remain. Then, Allah will raise it up whenever He wills to raise it up. Then, there will be a Caliphate that follows the guidance of Prophethood."

Then Hudhaifah said, "The Prophet stopped speaking."
[As-Silsilah As-Sahihah, vol. 1, no. 5]

The same hadith without any change of a word is also narrated by Hadrat Nauman Ibn-e-Basheer Radiyallaho Anhu in Musnad-e-Ahmad Ibn-e-Hanbal.

SubhanAllah WaAllahu Akbaru

Saturday, August 22, 2009

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As Salam Alaikum Wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuhu

To all my friends and all Muslimeen on earth