Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Is Your Shahadah Valid in "Non-Muslim Lands"?

One of the implications of the Shahadah - La-ilaaha-illallah is that we accept al-hukm - the authority, command, decision, judgement and legislation - belongs to Allah alone.

<<All those you worship instead of Him are mere names you and your forefathers have invented, names for which God has sent down no sanction. Authority belongs to God alone, and He orders you to worship none but Him: this is the true faith, though most people do not realise it>> [Qur'an 12:40]

<<Further he said: "O my sons! enter not all by one gate: enter ye by different gates. Not that I can profit you aught against Allah (with my advice): None can command except Allah: On Him do I put my trust: and let all that trust put their trust on Him.>> [Qur'an 12:67]

This means that none can share in the authority of Allah including the greatest of human beings, Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), let alone anyone else. Therefore everyone has to judge by the judgement of Allah.

<<... If any do fail to judge by what Allah has revealed, they are unbelievers .>> [Qur'an 5:44]

<<... And if any fail to judge by what Allah has revealed, they are wrong-doers>> [Qur'an 5:45]

<<... If any do fail to judge by what Allah has revealed, they are those who rebel.>> [Qur'an 5:47]
  • If such is the the case, then what are the implications of accepting and living under non-Muslim rule or, for that matter, any man-made rule even in Muslim countries?
  • Some Muslims use the above verses to brand others professing Islam as unbelievers because they judge by other than what Allah revealed. Do these verses justify that?
  • What is the real relationship between the Shahadah and the Rule of Allah?
  • Are we violating the Shahadah by living under non-Muslim rule such as in England?
  • What are the safeguards for the Shahadah under such circumstances?
These are very important questions that every Muslim must ask themselves because to not know them is to live under doubt and confusion over Islam and Kufr (Unbelief).

You are invited to attend the forthcoming seminar on Sunday 29th April by Shaykh Dr Mohammad Akram Nadwi which expounds the deeper aspects of the Shahadah probably in a way that has not been dealt with before in the English language. The above questions and many more important issues related the Shahahdah are discussed in this life-changing one day seminar. Please sign up soon as places are limited.

La-ilaaha-illallah - The Call of All Prophets
The Way To True Servitude To Allah


By Shaykh Dr Mohammed Akram Nadwi
 

When: Sunday 29th April 2012     Time: 10AM - 6PM

Venue: Lady Mitchell Hall, Cambridge University

Registration: http://courses.meoc.org.uk

Testimonials: http://courses.meoc.org.uk/p/testimonials.html

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Registration: http://courses.meoc.org.uk

Previous Posts:

The Secrets of The Shahadah - Unveiled

Discount For Adults & Free For Children - This Weekend Only

Foundation Seminar - La-ilaaha-illallah

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