Al Hukm is Only For
book "Scientific Basis of the Salafi Da`wah" [Al-Usool al 'Ilmiyyah li
Da'wati s Salafiyyah,
publ. By A Daar of
Islamic Heritage], Chapter on Tawheed.
~ By Shaykh 'Abdur Rahman
'Abdul Khaliq ~
Believing that Allah alone has
the right to legislate for mankind in all aspects of life and Religion.
Allah (Subhannah wa Ta'aala) said,
(Translation of the Meaning),
Allah Judges, there is none to put back His Judgement...}
(The Noble Qur'an: Surah 13
decision (al hukm) is only for Allah...}
(The Noble Qur'an: Surah 6
The right to legislate is for Allah
(Subhannah wa Ta'aala) alone. Halaal
(permissible) is what Allah made Halaal, Haraam
(impermissible) is what Allah made Haraam, the Religion, the Law,
the way to follow, the Path and the Faith to embrace, are all for
Allah (Ta'aala) alone to decide.
There are rulers and kings who consider what Allah made Halaal to
be Haraam and what He made Haraam to be Halaal.
This is an act of aggression against Allah (Ta'aala)
in that they deny Him the right to legislate in His Kingdom and
Today, many rulers and kings have
transgressed against Allah (Ta'aala)
with regards to the right of legislating.
They have dared to refute the Creator,
the King and Ever High, rendering Halaal what He has made
Haraam, considering Haraam what He has permitted and
referring to other than what He has revealed for Judgement. They
sometimes claim that Allah's Law is out-dated for today's needs,
or that it does not satisfy needs or justice, equality and freedom or
that it does not lead to power and honor. To say that these unjust
rulers and kings are Believers is a transgression against Allah
(Subhannah wa Ta'aala) and Kufr
in Him. Sadly, a majority of people follow their leaders in their
misguided rule which is in opposition to what Allah
(Ta'aala) has revealed.
These people pray and fast and claim
to be Muslims!
The Salafi Da'wah is Jihad (struggle)
in all that the word 'Jihad' carries of meanings. This
Jihad has been established to return the right to legislate to its
rightful Owner, to make the Religion Allah's alone, to rid the Ummah
(Muslim nation) from the biggest Shirk, to eliminate Kufr
that many Muslims have fallen into and to make Allah's Word the highest
and the word of Kufr the lowest. This will not happen unless
people refer to Allah (Ta'aala)
alone for Judgement and legislation according to what He has revealed in
His Book and in the Sunnah of His Messenger (salallaahu
'alayhee wa sallam).
Legislation in Islam must only
be derived from the Qur'an, Sunnah and Ijtihad (reaching an
opinion that is based on the Qur'an and the Sunnah) of scholars. This
will lead to what brings about Allah's Pleasure and what is in
accordance to His Law. This Jihad also seeks to destroy all Shirk
by Da'wah (propagating Islam) and by calling all Muslims to adhere to
This type of Jihad, Da'wah, is an
obligation that must be fulfilled because referring to Allah
(Subhannah wa Ta'aala) alone for
Judgement is one of the basics of the Salafi Belief.