Monday, 30 December 2013

The Khilafah Issue

Surat At-Tawba 9:122

Alhamdulilah, Al-Hajj Abu Ja'far Al-Hanbali has written a very insightful article on the topic of the Khilafah, explaining why so many groups and organisations have failed to bring it about since its demise. The simple reason is that establishing or reestablishing the Khilafah is not the prerogative or responsibility of the layman but rather that of the highest-ranking scholars. Thus, when laymen attempt to accomplish that which is beyond their mandate, Allah is not with them.

As for the highest-ranking scholars, they did meet after the demise of the Ottomans and the conclusions of that meeting have been translated for the first time into the English language:

And with Allah is every success.