In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful
Introduction to Islaamic Sharia Law
by Irshad Mahmood - Director, Siraat-al-Mustaqeem Dawah Centre
Based on Quraan, Sunnah and Ijtihaad - A need for every single Muslim

Islaamic Sharia Law MUST Be Revived to Save Humanity: Laws are NOT meant to be taken in one's own hand BUT meant for the state to establish to save Humanity:

Allah is One  <---> Quraan is One <---> Siraat_ul_Mustaqeem is One
One Ummat-e-Ibrahim <---> One Voice <---> One Worshipping Method

One True Islamic Sharia Law for the Muslim World in which all can live happily without any discrimination of religion, race, color, gender, language or nationality etc. If people find any Hadeeth, Sunnah or Ijtihad which looks like is contradicting to the Quraan, then they must inform related authority to re-analyze it and if they find it then they MUST remove those contradicting Hadeeth, Sunnah or Ijtihad which are contradicting the Quraan for the fair of Allah, since Allah wants true peace around the Globe. It is time now to assign projects to Ph.D. students to find contradicting Hadeeth, Sunnah or Ijtihad which are not according to the Quraan in Islamic Departments at all Universities.

Qur'anic Islam - Interview with Shaykh Hassan Farhan al Maliki (ENGLISH)

لَآ إِكۡرَاهَ فِى ٱلدِّينِ‌

There is no compulsion in religion, (Ref_Al_Quraan_002.256).

Those Rulers, Politicians or other Establishments personals including in Muslim Countries, who don't take any interest on establishing Islaamic Sharia Law, based on the Quraan and Really Authentic Sunnah which do not contradict the Quraan may actually not be Believers in the eyes of Allah.

If any do fail to judge by (the light of) what Allah has revealed, they are Disbelievers, (Al_Quraan_005.044).

(True Justice you need to do everywhere which includes at home, at work, in the court and in the assembly etc.)

Components of Islaamic Sharia Law:

There are three major components of Islaamic Sharia Law (Quraan, Hadeeth/Sunnah and Ijtihaad):

1>         Quraanic Law

إِنِ الْحُكْمُ إِلاَّ لِلّه

"Remember! The command is for none but Allah", (Al_Quraan_018:026).

In the Quraan there are certain laws (the details of) which have been determined (FIXED) and for others guidance has been provided only in principle (flexible according to time under the boundary limits). The determined laws shall be enforced as is. As far as those laws are concerned where only the principles are given, an Islamic State shall frame details thereof staying within the parameters of these principles according to the needs of their time. These principles shall remain immutable but the rules framed under their guidance shall be liable to change in accordance with the exigencies of advancing times. This is the expedience, on the basis of which Allah did not determine the by-laws Himself. If it had so happened, these laws could not remain consistent with the exigencies of time, and that could render the working of the way of life prescribed by Him, impracticable. The Book that was intended to remain a code of guidance for all times and for all the people, had to be thus, i.e. the principles should be immutable (variable) and detailed (fixed) applicatory by-laws changeable with the change of time. Only this blend of permanence and change could keep the system permanently practicable through all times. This reality has been clarified by saying.

O you who believe! (what is necessary for the guidance of mankind has been given through revelation and is prescribed in the Quraan). Do not put questions about things which if declared (fixed not flexible according to time) to you may trouble you, and if you question about them when the Quraan is being revealed, they shall be declared to you; Allah pardons this, and Allah is Forgiving, Forbearing. O people before you indeed asked such questions, and then became disbelievers on account of them, (Al_Quraan_005:101-102).

2>         Fiqh-us-Sunnah (Authentic Hadeeth and Sunnah)

Allah already told us to Obey Rasool Allah as well which does not mean to contradict the Quraan. The Quraan is three in one, 1> Commandment of Allah, 2> Hadeeth of Prophet Muhammad (Peace-Be-Upon-Him) since we have heard from him and 3> Sunnah of Prophet Muhammad (Peace-Be-Upon-Him) since he had 100% practice it.

يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُواْ أَطِيعُواْ اللّهَ وَرَسُولَهُ وَلاَ تَوَلَّوْا عَنْهُ وَأَنتُمْ تَسْمَعُونَ

وَلاَ تَكُونُواْ كَالَّذِينَ قَالُوا سَمِعْنَا وَهُمْ لاَ يَسْمَعُونَ

إِنَّ شَرَّ الدَّوَابَّ عِندَ اللّهِ الصُّمُّ الْبُكْمُ الَّذِينَ لاَ يَعْقِلُونَ

O you who believe! Obey Allah and His Messenger (Peace-Be-Upon-Him), and turn not away from him when ye hear (him speak). Be not as those who say, We hear, and they hear not. Lo! The worst of beasts in Allah’s sight are the deaf, the dumb, who have no sense, (Al_Quraan_008.020 – 022).

يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا أَطِيعُوا اللَّهَ وَأَطِيعُوا الرَّسُولَ وَلَا تُبْطِلُوا أَعْمَالَكُمْ

O you who believe! obey Allah and obey the Messenger, and do not make your deeds of no effect (by disobeying Allah and his Messenger), (Al_Quraan_047.033).

وَمَا كَانَ لِمُؤْمِنٍ وَلَا مُؤْمِنَةٍ إِذَا قَضَى اللَّهُ وَرَسُولُهُ أَمْرًا أَن يَكُونَ لَهُمُ الْخِيَرَةُ مِنْ أَمْرِهِمْ وَمَن يَعْصِ اللَّهَ وَرَسُولَهُ فَقَدْ ضَلَّ ضَلَالًا مُّبِينًا

It is not fitting for a Believer, men or women, when a matter has been decided by Allah and His Messenger, to have any option about their decision: if anyone disobeys Allah and His Messenger (Peace-Be-Upon-Him), he is indeed on a clearly wrong Path, (Al_Quraan_033.036).

وَأَطِيعُواْ اللّهَ وَرَسُولَهُ وَلاَ تَنَازَعُواْ فَتَفْشَلُواْ وَتَذْهَبَ رِيحُكُمْ وَاصْبِرُواْ إِنَّ اللّهَ مَعَ الصَّابِرِينَ

And obey Allah and His Messenger and do not quarrel (fall into no disputes) for then you will be weak in hearts and your power will depart, and be patient; surely Allah is with the patient, (Al_Quraan_008.046).

يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُواْ أَطِيعُواْ اللّهَ وَأَطِيعُواْ الرَّسُولَ وَأُوْلِي الأَمْرِ مِنكُمْ فَإِن تَنَازَعْتُمْ فِي شَيْءٍ فَرُدُّوهُ إِلَى اللّهِ وَالرَّسُولِ إِن كُنتُمْ تُؤْمِنُونَ بِاللّهِ وَالْيَوْمِ الآخِرِ ذَلِكَ خَيْرٌ وَأَحْسَنُ تَأْوِيلاً

If you DIFFER in anything (Faith, Salaat, Sayaam, Zakaat, etc.) amongst yourself, then REFER to Allah and his Messenger, if you really believe in Allah and in the Last Day. That is better and more suitable for determinations, (Al_Quraan_004.059).

3>         Ijtihaad (progressive reasoning by analogy), Ijmaa (consensus), Qiyaas (analogy)

Allah also told us to Obey Those Who are in Authority (Leader / Leader of the House).

يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُواْ أَطِيعُواْ اللّهَ وَأَطِيعُواْ الرَّسُولَ وَأُوْلِي الأَمْرِ مِنكُمْ فَإِن تَنَازَعْتُمْ فِي شَيْءٍ فَرُدُّوهُ إِلَى اللّهِ وَالرَّسُولِ إِن كُنتُمْ تُؤْمِنُونَ بِاللّهِ وَالْيَوْمِ الآخِرِ ذَلِكَ خَيْرٌ وَأَحْسَنُ تَأْوِيلاً

O you who believe! obey Allah and obey the Messenger and those in authority (Leader) from among you; then if you differ about anything, refer it to Allah and the Messenger, if you believe in Allah and the last day; this is better and very good in the end, (Al_Quraan_004.059).

وَاصْبِرْ نَفْسَكَ مَعَ الَّذِينَ يَدْعُونَ رَبَّهُم بِالْغَدَاةِ وَالْعَشِيِّ يُرِيدُونَ وَجْهَهُ وَلَا تَعْدُ عَيْنَاكَ عَنْهُمْ تُرِيدُ زِينَةَ الْحَيَاةِ الدُّنْيَا وَلَا تُطِعْ مَنْ أَغْفَلْنَا قَلْبَهُ عَن ذِكْرِنَا وَاتَّبَعَ هَوَاهُ وَكَانَ أَمْرُهُ فُرُطًا

And withhold yourself with those who call on their Lord morning and evening desiring His goodwill, and let not your eyes pass from them (always yes sir, till they follow the Quraan and Really Authentic Sunnah), desiring the beauties of this world's life; and do not follow him whose heart We have made unmindful to Our remembrance, and he follows his low desires and his case is one in which due bounds are exceeded, (Al_Quraan_018.028).

وَعَدَ اللَّهُ الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا مِنكُمْ وَعَمِلُوا الصَّالِحَاتِ لَيَسْتَخْلِفَنَّهُم فِي الْأَرْضِ كَمَا اسْتَخْلَفَ الَّذِينَ مِن قَبْلِهِمْ وَلَيُمَكِّنَنَّ لَهُمْ دِينَهُمُ الَّذِي ارْتَضَى لَهُمْ وَلَيُبَدِّلَنَّهُم مِّن بَعْدِ خَوْفِهِمْ أَمْنًا يَعْبُدُونَنِي لَا يُشْرِكُونَ بِي شَيْئًا وَمَن كَفَرَ بَعْدَ ذَلِكَ فَأُوْلَئِكَ هُمُ الْفَاسِقُونَ

Allah has promised to those of you who believe and do good that He will most certainly make them rulers in the earth as He made rulers those before them, and that He will most certainly establish for them their religion which He has chosen for them, and that He will most certainly, after their fear, give them security in exchange; they shall serve Me, not associating aught with Me; and whoever is ungrateful after this, these it is who are the transgressors, (Al_Quraan_024.055).

الرِّجَالُ قَوَّامُونَ عَلَى النِّسَاء بِمَا فَضَّلَ اللّهُ بَعْضَهُمْ عَلَى بَعْضٍ وَبِمَا أَنفَقُواْ مِنْ أَمْوَالِهِمْ فَالصَّالِحَاتُ قَانِتَاتٌ حَافِظَاتٌ لِّلْغَيْبِ بِمَا حَفِظَ اللّهُ وَاللاَّتِي تَخَافُونَ نُشُوزَهُنَّ فَعِظُوهُنَّ وَاهْجُرُوهُنَّ فِي الْمَضَاجِعِ وَاضْرِبُوهُنَّ فَإِنْ أَطَعْنَكُمْ فَلاَ تَبْغُواْ عَلَيْهِنَّ سَبِيلاً إِنَّ اللّهَ كَانَ عَلِيًّا كَبِيرًا

Men are the Leader (Manager, Maintainers, Protectors, Responsible, Taking Care) of women because Allah has made some of them to excel others and (also) because they spend out of their property; the good women are therefore obedient, guarding the unseen as Allah has guarded; and (as to) those on whose part you fear desertion, admonish them, and leave them alone in the sleeping-places and beat them; then if they obey you, do not seek a way against them; surely Allah is High, Great, (Al_Quraan_004.034).

وَلاَ تَتَمَنَّوْاْ مَا فَضَّلَ اللّهُ بِهِ بَعْضَكُمْ عَلَى بَعْضٍ لِّلرِّجَالِ نَصِيبٌ مِّمَّا اكْتَسَبُواْ وَلِلنِّسَاء نَصِيبٌ مِّمَّا اكْتَسَبْنَ وَاسْأَلُواْ اللّهَ مِن فَضْلِهِ إِنَّ اللّهَ كَانَ بِكُلِّ شَيْءٍ عَلِيمًا

And do not covet that by which Allah has made some of you excel others; men shall have the benefit of what they earn and women shall have the benefit of what they earn; and ask Allah of His grace; surely Allah knows all things, (Al_Quraan_004.032).

The Quraan is the first and foremost source, followed by True Authentic Hadeeth  and Sunnah, which do not contradict the Quraan, and FINALLY followed by the Ijmaa / Qiyaas / Ijtihaad according to the time and place, and may take benefits from modern sciences as well, of course, which do not contradict the Quraan and Authentic Hadeeth and Sunnah.

If anyone desires a religion OTHER than Islaam (Submission to Allah), NEVER will it be accepted of him: and in the Hereafter he will be in the rank of those who have LOST (their selves in the hell of fire), (Al_Quraan_003.085).

O you who believe! Whoso of you becomes a renegade from his religion, (know that in his stead) Allah will bring a people whom He loves and who love Him, humble toward believers, stern toward disbelievers, striving in the way of Allah and fearing not the blame of any blamer. Such is the grace of Allah, which He gives unto whom He will. Allah is All Embracing, All Knowing, (Al_Quraan_005.054).

And whoso disobeys Allah and His messenger and transgresses His limits, He will make him enter Fire, where he will dwell forever; his will be a shameful doom, (Al_Quraan_004.014).

Above are only few things which I include. Please read Al_Quraan with understandings and also tell others.

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