Conditions and Limits of Obedience to the Rulers
Islam emphatically enjoins upon Muslims
to obey those who, from among them, are at the helm of state affairs. Since
Muslim rulers are obliged to institute religious directives in the society, to
listen to and obey them is an offshoot of obedience to Allah and the Holy
Prophet (sws). Moreover, Islam is altogether averse to disorder and anarchy, and
wants its adherents never to part with the collectivity of the Muslims. However,
obedience to rulers is not unconditional; it is rather qualified with certain
conditions. The present article of Amīn Ahsan Islāhī discusses the nature of
obedience to rulers and also spells out the conditions and limits with which
their obedience becomes imperative.
Some Issues pertaining to Prophethood
Jāved Ahmad Ghāmidī elucidates some very
fundamental points about the institution of prophethood. Among other things, he
particularly sheds light on “superiority of one prophet over the other”,
“obedience to prophets”, “intercession of prophets” and “termination of the
institution of prophethood” after the advent of Muhammad (sws).
Muslim Rule in Spain
Based on the History of Islam, this
brief article takes us through three major phases of Muslim rule in Spain,
namely, the era of confusion and chaos, the golden era and the era of
Faithlines – Muslim Conception of Islam and Society
This is a summary of Riaz Hassan’s above
captioned book by Aisha Siddiqa Azim.