Regime Change in Islam (Folder)

By Shari`ah Staff

Egyptian Lawyers
The recent Egyptian uprising and the ousting of Tunisia's President Zine Al-Abidine Ben Ali by Tunisian people have ignited debates over some thorny juristic themes, such as transition of power, citizen-ruler relationship, revolting against rulers, shura and democracy, reform, social justice, etc..

Many people, Muslim and non-Muslim, are not fully aware of the Islamic concepts of and stances on these complicated issues. So, it is very important to discuss and understand the general and detailed proofs and texts of Shari`ah that cover these sensitive topics.

Some people may wonder if it is allowed — from the standpoint of Islam — to revolt against rulers. Should people obey rulers in everything? How can Muslims demand change of power? How can Muslims apply social justice and work for reform?

In this folder, Living Shari`ah dept. presents juristic readings, studies, and fatwas that could help our dear audience understand various angles of the question of "change of power in Islam."


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