Tell me, Whose Law do we Follow?

The rule of law in Islam is from Allah. It is He who has laid down for us laws and the rules of governance, therefore other systems such as communism, democracy and socialism are at odds with Islam since they contain man-made rules that change all the time. Allah says:

So the judgement is only with Allah, the Most High, the Most Great!
Holy Quran
Surah Ghafir (40:12)
The command (or the judgement) is for none but Allah. He has commanded that you worship none but Him (i.e. His Monotheism), that is the (true) straight religion, but most men know not.
Holy Quran
Surah Yusuf (12:40)
Is not Allah the Best of judges?
Holy Quran
Surah At-Tin (95:8)

All of these verses show that Allah is the one who makes the laws which are the best for mankind and which we should all follow. Many people are quick to obey man made laws, yet the laws of the Creator of man are pushed aside because they conflict with man’s whims and fancies.

If one of these so-called liberated minds were told to avoid paying taxes, steal, break a traffic light or any other form of disobedience to the system they would reject that and say that the “law” must be followed. They say this because they pick and choose what to follow and they have been blinded by their false sense of security in the pleasures of the temporary life of this world.

Allah knows what is good for mankind and what is in their best interests. Democratic systems are a type of shirk because they disregard the authority of Allah.

The command (or the judgement) is for none but Allah. He has commanded that you worship none but Him (i.e. His Monotheism), that is the (true) straight religion, but most men know not.
Holy Quran
Surah Yusuf (12:40)

The Prophet Muhammad Peace and blessings be upon him illustrated the concept of law in a famous hadeeth reported by the companion A-Nu’man ibn Bashir who said:

The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Verily, the lawful is clear and the unlawful is clear, and between the two of them are doubtful matters about which many people do not know. Thus, he who avoids doubtful matters clears himself in regard to his religion and his honour, and he who falls into doubtful matters will fall into the unlawful as the shepherd who pastures near a sanctuary, all but grazing therein. Verily, every king has a sanctum and the sanctum of Allah is his prohibitions. Verily, in the body is a piece of flesh which, if sound, the entire body is sound, and if corrupt, the entire body is corrupt. Truly, it is the heart.”
Al-Bukhari and Muslim
A-Nu’man ibn Bashir
Sahih Bukhari and Muslim (52) - (1599)

Human beings are varied in their intellects, character and habits. The reality is that they are unaware of what is best for themselves and others, even though they are adults. Societies that are ruled by human laws are riddled with corruption, immorality and destruction of humanity. Whenever the results of the people’s desires contradict that of the leaders, they find hidden ways to oppose and get rid of this opposition. This is why we hear of election fraud and other means of “civilized” suppression.

The freedom that the West represents is limited to what they choose to allow. Where is the freedom when Islam is concerned? When hijab is banned in their countries, they look for all kinds of excuses to justify their oppression. When the personality of our Prophet is defamed, there is no cry of “fowl”, yet if anyone speaks about the Jewish Holocaust, they are considered criminals and imprisoned, even though it is a historical matter which is debatable. If the European nations are reminded of their sordid histories and how they pillaged many nations in the past such as Libya, Algeria, Egypt, India and most of Africa, they simply brush it aside as a mild mistake in history claiming that “times have changed” and today none of the sort can happen. Of course, the acknowledgement of past mistakes does nothing to repair the psychological, historical and economic damage or to replace the resources which were stolen and which their empires were built upon.

Then we ask the question about limitation of freedom. Who can deny that there are things which by necessity have to be limited? No one would question that prohibiting killing someone unjustly is something that needs to be prohibited. Having illicit sexual intercourse with a woman just because one feels like it would be also condemned just as they would likewise agree that a child needs to be taught by the knowledge and experience which adults have over them (while even this is being questioned). Every reasonable thinking person would not deny these.

The things that Islam has prohibited are for the interest of the individual and society. Alcohol and all intoxicants are prohibited because of the harm that these pose to society even though it may benefit the one who is trading in such things from a financial standpoint. Likewise, women dressing in a revealing way causes many harms to the society such as the spread of illegal sexual activity, breaking up of marriages, corruption of the young, paedophilia etc. even though it may serve the selfish interest of the woman by getting attention which she may crave. Everything that is prohibited in Islam is in the interest and benefit of mankind. Islam teaches that the safety of the society takes precedent over the interest of the individual because more will be affected by that prohibited action.

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