Gradual implementation is Haram, 15 Islam forbids ruling by a police state, 15.1 Islam forbids harming the Muslims and spying on them, 15.2 Obedience to the Muslim ruler who governs with Islam is compulsory, 15.4 Accounting the rulers is Fard upon the Muslims, 15.5 The ruler who displays flagrant Kufr must be fought against, 16 Establishing political parties is Fard Kifayah, 17 The guarantee of the implementation of Islam, 2 The Account records of the Treasury - (Dawawin), 3 The Divisions of the Treasury's Account books, 5 Al-Anfal and the Spoils of War, Al-Fai' and the fifth, 7 Standards of Lengths, Areas, Measures And Weights, 10 State property, Land, Buildings, Utilities and their revenues, 12 Illicit money from the rulers or civil servants money, 1 Part One : The Khilafah is the Vital Issue, 1.1 The Vital Issue - the measure of life and death, 1.3 Establishing the Khilafah and the rule by what Allah (swt) has revealed is the vital issue for the Muslims, 2 Part Two : The Khilafah is an Obligation, 2.1 The Re-establishment of the Khilafah is an obligation upon all Muslims, 2.2 The Time Limit given to Muslims to Establish a Khaleefah, 2.3 The Khilafah System and its Obligations, 3.1 The Mind is not a source of legislation, 3.3 The method to re-establish the Khilafah requires Ijtihad, 4.4 The Promise of the Khilafah leading to non-action, 5.1 The establishment of Political Parties, 5.3 The Prophets’ methodology for establishing the Islamic State, 5.4 The first stage of the Da’awah: The Stage of Culturing (Dawr al-Tathqeef), 5.5 The Second Stage of the Da’awah: The Interaction Stage (Dawr al-Tafa’ul), 5.7 The Third stage of the Da’awah: The Stage of Ruling, 5.8 Implementing Islam and carrying the Islamic Da’awah, 6.3 The Warm Call of Members of Hizb ut-Tahrir in Britain. Moreover, although women and men are subject to the same religious obligations—such as prayer, fasting, pilgrimage to Mecca—women pray separately from men. Allah is described in the Qur'an as the Forgiving and the Merciful. Many people overstep the mark and apply the term 'social system' to all systems of life. Amongst Muslims other results were the deviation from the correct way of thinking, corruption in their taste, mistrust and destruction of the criteria (for actions). They did not realise that western culture was founded upon a basis which contradicts the basis of Islamic culture, and that it differs from the Islamic culture in its perspective about life and its understanding of happiness (Sa'ada), for which man strives to achieve. This occurred inspite of the abundance of books and valuable works in the possession of Muslims in their public and private libraries. These glimmering, whitewashed structures dominate the landscape, their colors shift with the changing light, and their flights of architectural fantasy seem to come in an infinite variety. There is a direct relationship between every man and his Creator, and there can be no intermediary. Middle East Institute Rabi' al-Thani 2 1.3.1 Responsibilities To Society . They were unable to comprehend the way in which the two genders can co-operate with each other, even though the well being (Salah) of the Ummah stems from this co-operation. An Introduction to the Islamic Social System Nothing has received more vilification from commentators and writers then the issue of Islam’s view on women. Although fifteen years his elder, Muhammad remained a faithful and devoted husband for twenty-six years, contrary to the tradition of polygamy which prevailed at the time in Arabia. Lo! Shawwal One of almost 300 mosques on the Tunisian island of Jerba. In contemporary Muslim society, in fact, women have attained the same levels of education as men and in many countries occupy positions of power and influence. Allah enjoineth (orders) justice (or injustice) and kindness (or unkindness) and to give to (one's) kinsfolk... There is a relation in Islam between individual responsibility and the rights and privileges derived from membership in the community. Tibetan Muslim sisters in the doorway of their home in Lhasa. Nonetheless, these rules of dress and behavior—however restrictive they may appear to Western eyes—serve a social function. The Islamic Economic System is the system which outlines how to gain wealth, invest it, spend and distribute it justly and also how to achieve financial equality among the people. 'Id al-Fitr, also known as the Little Feast, marks the end of the great fast of Ramadan. Their understanding became far removed from the reality of Islam due to their alienation from its thoughts and rules. Thus Islam believes in free will, and to the extent that this exists a person is responsible for its exercise in the framework of Islamic morality. Be careful of your duty toward Allah in who ye claim (your rights) of one another. Their souls like the souls of men were precious to Allah. On protecting the dignity and self-respect of women, for example, the Qur'an is emphatic and unequivocal: One of the seven hudud crimes is maligning a woman's reputation. Lailat al Isra' wa al-Mi'raj, this festival commemorates the Prophet's miraculous journey, from Mecca to Jerusalem to heaven and then back to Mecca in the same night, is celebrated on the 27th day of the month of Rajab. The Prophet's Hadith. They did not understand the reality, or they didn't understand the Hukm of Allah (swt). A chasm began to exist in society due to which grew a concern for the entity of the Islamic Ummah, in its capacity as an Ummah with distinct characteristics. Consequently, their views were not able to stand in the face of attacking thoughts, or impede the overwhelming flow of western ideas, or have even the slightest effect in elevating the aspects of the social system amongst the Muslims. Thus, trade between men and women pertains to the systems of society and not to the social system, because it falls within the economic system. God giveth thee glad tidings of a word from Him: his name will be Christ Jesus, the son of Mary, held in honour in this world and the hereafter and of (the company of) those nearest to God;... The noblest of you in the sight of Allah is the best in conduct. You are (members) one of another" [Al- Imran:195] ----- Hence, equality between men and women is not an issue for discussion, nor is it an issue which forms a subject in the social system. This is a new and revised translation of a talk given by the author on Radio Pakistan, Lahore, on 10th February, 1948. God and Muhammad were at the very top, God being the first and foremost. The Prophet then asked how he earned his living and was told that a merchant, not known for his piety, supported him. (Aramco World Magazine, July-August 1994; photo Nik Wheeler). The month of Rajab, for example, could occur in summer in one year and the middle of winter 15 years later. As a consequence of the fewer number of days in the lunar year, the lunar calendar is unrelated to the progression of the seasons. For social workers in the Muslim world, authentization of social work implied the integration of Islamic religious knowledge with current practice theories. The meaning of the Hadith is to emphasize that, even though a person may do good throughout his life, he should never be absolutely certain that the good he has done all along is sufficient to carry him through; he should not forget that one bad deed could overcome all the good ones. Muharram Sign up to receive the latest publications, event invitations, and our weekly newsletter delivered to your inbox. This is because the Islamic society considers the extra-marital relationship as one of the grave sins (Kaba'ir) for which there is severe punishment; either flogging or stoning to death. The meeting of a man with a man and a woman with a woman does not require a system because no problems arise from it, nor do relationships arise which require a system. Social System An Islamic society is the society whose members have faith in Islam, apply its laws in their life, abide by its moral standards of love, brotherhood, equality, mercy, and trust, performing religious duties and abstaining from doing what is unlawful. In societies which by tradition provide few protections outside the family, they insure a woman's integrity and dignity. The notions of brotherhood and solidarity not only impose upon the community the duty to care for' its members, but also require each person to use his initiative to carry out individual and social responsibilities according to his ability. Thereafter custody reverts to the father, provided that he is fit. Leaders in Islam, whether heads of state or heads of family or private enterprise, have a higher burden or responsibility than others. Islam differentiates between Muslims and non-Muslims and between the "People of the Book" (dhimmi) and others. For example, a male Muslim inherits twice the share of the female, but then a male relative has the financial responsibility to care for a needy female relative.