Renaissance Monthly Journal
Renaissance | December - 2002
A monthly journal promoting research and original thinking in the light of the original sources of Islam.
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Does a Muslim Ruler have the Right to Veto
Question: The following verse shows that the ruler of an Islamic state has the power to veto his confidants if he deems so.
فَاعْفُ عَنْهُمْ وَاسْتَغْفِرْ لَهُمْ وَشَاوِرْهُمْ فِي الْأَمْرِ ف
In compliance with the Qur’anic injunction ‘أَمْرُهُمْ شُورَى بَيْنَهُمْ’ (their system is based on their consultation), the Sunnah decreed by the Prophet (sws) is based on two principles: First, Muslims shall be consulted in the affairs of state through their le
A study of history reveals that man, by nature, has always been a gregarious being and just like food and clothing, a social set-up is his indispensable physical need. Therefore, from the earliest days of his creation, he has striven for the formation of a society. His needs induced him to live in a co
5. The State System
وَأَمْرُهُمْ شُورَى بَيْنَهُمْ (38:42)
And their system is based on their consultation. (42:38)
The system of government of an Islamic State is based upon the above quoted verse. The extensive meaning this short verse encompasses and the guidance obtai
Man, by his nature, is a social being: a social set-up is an indispensable need for him. However, since misuse of his God-given free-will often leads to a state of anarchy and disorder, man is forced to protect the created social set-up by organizing it as a collective system. In the history of mankind
During the past two centuries, a lot has been written and said about the political philosophy of Islam. In particular, subsequent to the dismemberment of the institution of Khilafat in the first quarter of the last century, which signaled the end of the great Ottoman Empire in Turkey, Muslim scholarship ende