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4. CALIPHATE CONTENTIONS: It is permitted to have multiple Caliphs or rulers and multiple Islamic states

BY DR. REZA PANKHURST This article has been reproduced from Prophetic Politics. Generally speaking, the contemporary argument that it is permitted to have more than one ruler for Muslims is not textually based but derived from the thinking that the paradigm of the nation-state is the only pragmatic way to do politics today. The inability to imagine another form of state, or to envision a unified Muslim state, may then lead to the sincere individual seeking justification from Islam for submission to the current geo-political status quo, hence the relevance of this contention.

Islamic Inheritance: Clarifying the Misconceptions

BY ABU NAJAR ASH-SHAMI. REPRODUCED FROM KHILAFAH.COM فَلِلذَّكَرِ مِثۡلُ حَظِّ ٱلۡأُنثَيَيۡنِ “for the male, what is equal to the share of two females” [Surah an-Nisa’a 4:11] There are verses in the Book of Allah which the secularists and enemies of Islam are itching to abolish if they could. Malicious people always direct their arrows of slander and falsehood toward Islam through these verses, and the most prominent of these is the saying of Allah (swt), يُوصِيكُمُ ٱللَّهُ فِيٓ أَوۡلَٰدِكُمۡۖ لِلذَّكَرِ مِثۡلُ حَظِّ ٱلۡأُنثَيَيۡنِ “Allah instructs you concerning your children: for the male, what is equal to the share of two females.” [Surah an-Nisa’a 4:11]

History of the Caliphs: Umar ibn al-Khattab

The Messenger of Allah ﷺ said: “If there was to be a Prophet after me, it would have been Umar bin Al-Khattab.” [1] 1- Caliphate Term of office start Hijri 22 Jumādā al-Ūlā, 13 Term of office end Hijri 26 Dhul-Hijjah, 23 Term of office start Gregorian 23 August, 634 Term of office end Gregorian 3 November, 644 Term of office 10 years Capital Medina Caliph’s allowance 6000 dirhams[2] 2- Biography Profile An elder statesman and right-hand man of the Prophet ﷺ. The shayateen used to run away from Umar, and he was the strong door holding back the fitna from the people. Period of the Caliphate Rightly Guided Caliphate Age 48 Tribe Quraysh (Banu ‘Adiy) Mandatory condition of Caliph: Strength of ideology Ashratul-Mubashireen (10 promised Jannah) Umar was nicknamed al-Farooq (the criterion) because he showed Islam openly in Makkah and through him Allah distinguished (farraqa) between disbelief and faith.[3] Mandatory condition of Caliph: Capability to rule Ruling experience gained during Islamic State of the Prophet ﷺ: ·         Wazir (Highest government post after Caliph) ·         …

Is Reciting Surah Al-Fil the Solution to Kashmir?

Recently, a curious message has been doing the rounds on social media requesting Muslims to recite Surah al-Fil in order to help the Muslims of Kashmir. The message states: Assalamualaykum  Insha Allah  we are doing a round of 20 million recitations of Surah al FilL for the safety & security of all Muslims in occupied Muslim state of Kashmir, , and all Muslims around the world. Kindly recite 5 times and forward to your Friends and Family Jazak Allah Khairun

Conquest of Egypt: The Coptic Ruler’s daughter said: “I feel that my life and my honour are safe among the tents of the Arabs”

When Allah enabled the Muslims to conquer Bilbeis in Egypt, they found therein the daughter of the Egyptian ruler al-Muqawqis, whose name was Armanoosah. She was close to her father, but she was visiting the city of Bilbeis with her servant Barbara in an attempt to escape marriage to Constantine the son of Heraclius, whom she did not want to marry. When some of the Muslim army managed to capture Armanoosah, Amr ibn Al-As, the Amir of Jihad in Egypt, gathered the Sahabah together and reminded them of the words of Allah:

Weak Hadith: “You must listen to the Amir and carry out his orders; even if your back is flogged and your wealth is snatched”

BY ABU NAJAR ASH-SHAMI. REPRODUCED FROM KHILAFAH.COM It is reported in Sahih Muslim that Muawiya alias Ibn Salam narrated from Zaid bin Salam from Abu Salam (Mamthur Al-Habashi) who said that Hudaifa bin Yaman said, “I said “O Messenger of Allah!, no doubt, we had an evil time (i.e. the days of Jahiliyya or ignorance) and Allah brought us a good time (i.e. Islamic period) through which we are now living. Will there be a bad time after this good time?’ He ﷺ said: Yes. I said: ‘Will there be a good time after this bad time?’ He said: ‘Yes.’ I said: ‘Will there be a bad time after good time?’ He said: ‘Yes.’ I said: ‘How?’ Whereupon he ﷺ said, «يَكُونُ بَعْدِي أَئِمَّةٌ لاَ يَهْتَدُونَ بِهُدَاىَ وَلاَ يَسْتَنُّونَ بِسُنَّتِي وَسَيَقُومُ فِيهِمْ رِجَالٌ قُلُوبُهُمْ قُلُوبُ الشَّيَاطِينِ فِي جُثْمَانِ إِنْسٍ» “There will be leaders who will not be led by my guidance and who will not adopt my Sunnah. There will be among them men who will have the hearts of devils in the bodies of human …