"Do they then seek the judgement of (the days of) ignorance? And
who is better in judgement than Allah for a people who have firm faith?"
Allah criticizes those who ignore Allah’s commandments which include
every type of righteous good thing and prohibit every type of evil, but
they refer instead to opinions, desires and customs that people
themselves invented, all of which have no basis in Allah’s religion.
During the time of Jahiliyyah, the people used to abide by the
misguidance and ignorance that they invented by sheer opinion and lusts.
The Tatar (Mongols) abided by the law that they inherited from their
king Genghis Khan who wrote Al-Yaasiq for them.
This book contains some rulings that were derived from various
religions, such as Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Many of these
rulings were derived from his own opinion and desires. Later on, these
rulings became the followed law among his children, preferring them to
the Law of the Book of Allah and the Sunnah of His Messenger, sallallahu
`alaihi wa sallam. Therefore, whoever does this, he is a disbeliever who
deserves to be fought against, until he reverts to Allah’s and His
Messenger’s decisions, so that no law, minor or major, is referred to
except by His Law. Allah said,
"Do they then seek the judgement of (the days of) ignorance?"
Meaning, they desire and want this and ignore Allah’s Jugdement.
"And who is better in judgement than Allah for a people who have firm
Who is more just in decision than Allah for those who comprehend
Allah’s Law, believe in Him, who are certain that Allah is the best
among those who give decisions and that He is more merciful with His
creation than the mother with her own child? Allah has perfect knowledge
of everything, is able to do all things, and He is just in all matters.
Al-Hafiz Abu Al-Qasim At-Tabarani recorded that Ibn `Abbas said that
the Messenger of Allah, sallallahu `alaihi wa sallam, said:
"The most hated person to Allah is the Muslim
who seeks the ways of the days of ignorance and he who seeks to shed the
blood of a person without justification." [At-Tabarani 10:374]
Al-Bukhari recorded Abu Al-Yaman narrating a similar hadith with some
addition. [Fath al-Bari 12:219]