Leadership in Islam (Folder)

By Shari`ah Staff

LeadershipIn Islam
Fireworks in Tahrir Square in celebration of Dr. Mohamed Morsi's winning the Egyptian presidential elections.

The rise of political Islam in the Arab-Spring countries, which culminated in the winning of the Muslim Brotherhood's candidate Dr. Mohamed Morsi in Egypt's presidential elections is expected to pose a wide range of questions regarding politics in Islam. The pivotal position of Egypt a in the region, as well as the importance of the entity involved, i.e. the Muslim Brotherhood, is expected to increase interest in the kind of answers and soultions that political Islam may provide.

We present here Islamic approaches to some of the oft-repeated questions about politics in Islam:

  • What is the nature of state in Islam?
  • What is the relationship between a ruler and subjects?
  • How does Islam view democracy?
  • What is the Islamic State?
  • What is the status of justice in the Islamic political system?
  • Do people have any right to correct, criticize or even remove their rulers?
  • What about the basic freedoms in a Muslim state?
  • How non-Muslims are treated in a Muslim state?

Find answers for these questions and more in this folder:



Islam and the Secular State

The secular state emerged in modern times in response to religious infighting that plagued Europe for over a century, and put social life on a self-destructing path.



Islam and the Civil State

The Prophet's actions as an imam with regards to Shari`ah-based policy have given vent for renovation of political fiqh...



Ahl Al-Hal Wal `Aqd (Those Who Have Binding Authority)

The term ahl al-hal wal `aqd refers to those who have power and are influential in terms of decision-making in the Muslim state.



Al-Azhar Document for Basic Freedoms

It is believed that this will also block the spread of some prejudiced calls, under the pretext of commanding the right...


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