Monday, February 18, 2013

Shariah is the way of life

"The hypocrites in Muslim lands say: if you follow the Shariah (the Islamic law), this will get you a thousand years back in time!

I say: where will it get us back to? To the times of the Prophet salla Allahu alaihi wa sallam? Or to the time of Umar who defeated both the Persian and the Byzantium empires? Will it return us back to the times of the Umayyad Caliphate where it reached the south of France and the gates of China? Or the times when we ruled Andalusia and the whole of today’s Spain? Did he forget the times of Qutz who saved the Muslim world from the Mongols? Or maybe he meant the times of Salahuddin (Saladin) the Ayyubid who stopped and defeated the barbaric crusaders and freed Jerusalem? Or was he referring to the Ottoman Empire when the Muslims ruled Asia, Africa and parts of Europe and reigned for 6 centuries? By Allah, any era the Shariah will take us to is better than whatever we could dream of. It is time to abide by our Shariah and let it take us with the grace of Allah to times of honor, pride and dignity. May Allah restore these golden days."

- Shaykh Assim Al Hakeem

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