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Q&A: Does Islam have a clergy like Christianity and Judaism?

Sheikh Abu Iyas Mahmoud bin Abdul Latif al-Uweida from Jordan answers this question. He says, There are no clerics in Islam like those found in Judaism and Christianity. Every Muslim is commanded to carry the call of Islam, spread it, guard it, and abide by its rules. The ulema (scholars) and fuquhaa (jurists) are only there to teach people about Islam. They have no religious powers like those of the Jewish and Christian clergy, such as accepting the repentance of penitents, granting forgiveness, baptizing followers, legislating, and so on.

“They desire to extinguish Allah’s Light with their mouths but Allah will perfect His Light, though the disbelievers hate it.”

The following is based on a translation of Dr Fadhel al Samarrai’s Tafseer of Surah Saff. France’s Macron has issued a ‘republican values’ ultimatum to Muslim leaders, trying to force Muslims to deny Islam is a way of life containing solutions to all of life’s problems. He is also introducing identification numbers for Muslim children copying the Nazi policy which was applied to the Jews. This verse makes it crystal clear that no matter how much they try, Allah’s light (guidance) cannot be extinguished and Allah will ensure the Islamic message prevails.

France vs Islam

A podcast by Abu Yusuf Charles-André Julien, a French historian wrote a very interesting article in 1940 for Foreign Affairs magazine. He wrote how the French failed to control their Muslim colonial possessions, unlike other non-Muslim possessions due to Islam.

Cartoons, insults, and martyrs to ‘free speech’

DR ABDUL-WAHID This article has been reproduced from Islam21c.com France is mourning its latest victim to so-called ‘free speech’ as a ‘martyr’. Of course, the family of the school teacher killed last week will be mourning their personal loss. But perhaps the protestors standing in ‘solidarity’ should be questioning whether this value is something that really deserves sanctifying.

History of the Islamic State’s Institutions – Volume 1

Download History of the Islamic State’s Institutions – Volume 1 Introduction The Prophet Muhammad ﷺ established the first Islamic State in Medina with a distinct structure (ajhizaat) that continued with its main pillars until 1924. Although the styles (usloob) and means (waseelah) related to each of the institutions evolved over time, the hukm (rule) remained fixed. In the beginning the Prophet ﷺ took charge of most of these ajhizaat himself. As the state expanded, he ﷺ assigned different sahaba to specific roles. The main elements (jihaz) of this structure must be implemented because they form a fixed method (tareeqa) and not simply optional subsidiary rules or styles (usloob) which change according to the circumstances. As with all Islamic rules the general rules are specified in the Holy Qur’an and elaborated in the sunnah through the actions, sayings and silence of the Messenger ﷺ. Allah (Most High) says, لَّقَدْ كَانَ لَكُمْ فِي رَسُولِ اللَّهِ أُسْوَةٌ حَسَنَةٌ لِّمَن كَانَ يَرْجُو اللَّهَ وَالْيَوْمَ الْآخِرَ وَذَكَرَ اللَّهَ كَثِيرًا You have an excellent model in the Messenger of Allah, for …

“Those who do wrong will soon know the kind of reversal they will receive”

Allah (Most High) warns those who do oppression that they cannot escape justice, since He is أَحْكَمِ الْحَاكِمِينَ “the most decisive of judges”, وَسَيَعلَمُ الَّذينَ ظَلَموا أَيَّ مُنقَلَبٍ يَنقَلِبونَ “Those who do wrong will soon know the kind of reversal they will receive!” (Ash-Shu’araa, 26:227)

Srebrenica: “The disbelievers support one another”

وَالَّذِينَ كَفَرُوا بَعْضُهُمْ أَوْلِيَاءُ بَعْضٍ ۚ إِلَّا تَفْعَلُوهُ تَكُنْ فِتْنَةٌ فِي الْأَرْضِ وَفَسَادٌ كَبِيرٌ “The disbelievers support one another. If you do not do the same, there will be persecution in the land and great corruption.” (Al-Anfaal, 8:73) Europe allowed and actively supported the killing, rape and massacre of Muslims in Bosnia for one reason which was to prevent even the semblance of an Islamic authority emerging in the heart of Europe. It is this same reason which makes them turn a blind eye to the massacres in Syria, Palestine, Kashmir and China except for a few empty words. The Serbs massacred over 8000 Muslims in July 1995 after the Dutch handed them the city. Video footage shows a smiling General Mladic handing wrapped gifts to a grateful Dutch commander Col. Tom Karremans. Later Col. Karremans was photographed toasting the Serb ‘victory’ with General Mladic in Potocari, a village just outside Srebrenica. In December 2006 these ‘peacekeepers’ were awarded medals for their role in the massacre. During the Bosnian war of 1992-1995, French President Francois Mitterrand apparently told …