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Offline kilishi

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politics and islam's brotherhood
« on: August 04, 2003, 04:55:08 PM »
Islam is a Brotherhood (Ummah) that unites Muslims together across the Islamic world. This Islamic Ummah impacts world politics, and it challenges Western democracies in their foreign policy. Muslim clerics appeal to the unity of the Muslim Brotherhood to foment united opposition against the non-Muslim world. So, if there were any Western actions impacting an Islamic nation, Muslim clerics view it as an action impacting the Islamic community worldwide. However, because of the Brotherhood, a Muslim oppressor may be tolerated with patience,[as in the case of saddam] while a non-Muslim's kindness would be viewed with suspicion. This article presents Islam's theological foundation for its doctrine of the Islamic Brotherhood, and how that doctrine influences the interactions between Islamic and Western nations.

Of course, it is recognized there are many other influences in the real-life politics of Islamic nations that have nothing to do with the Qur'an and Sunnah.  In fact, the Qur'an and Sunnah may be ignored, because these other factors are more urgent. This is fully recognized. In addition, many Muslims have little interest in the political aspects of Islam. These Muslims seek to follow Islam's spiritual teachings, and they are not a threat to a nation's political stability.

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Re: politics and islam's brotherhood
« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2003, 06:35:15 PM »
Assalamum alaikum,
Every aspect of the beliervers' life has been covered by the shari'ah politics inclusive. Whatever it is we must remember that the Holy Prophet (SAW) was reported to have said, "A Muslim is the brother of a Muslim. He neither oppresses him nor humiliates him nor looks down upon him. The piety is here, (and while saying so) he (SAW) pointed towards his (SAW) chest thrice. It is a serious evil for a Muslim that he should look down upon his brother (Muslim). All things of a Muslim are inviolable for his brother in faith; his blood, his wealth and his honour." [Sahih Bukhari]

In the Affairs of People Fear Allah (SWT). In the Matters Relating to Allah (SWT) Do not be Afraid of Anybody. Ibn Katthab (RA).


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