Non-Muslim Ruling Islamic State

Today I was having a debate with a very loving uncle of mine regarding the issue whether a non Muslim could become the ruler of an Islamic state. Wedidn't end up with any conclusion so I need your help. I am of the view that anon Muslim can become a ruler provided he has all the abilities required ina genuine leader and can make the state prosperous. So what does Islam ordainus about this matter. If the answer is "YES", then it's ok for me but if not then kindly answer my following queries:

1). If he can't become a leaderthen in my view its injustice for him just because he was born in such conditions which he has no control of?

2). He lives in the state and lovesit and can sacrifice his life for his motherland like any other Muslim can sowhat's the difference?

3). In such debates, just to make an argument, weassume any such supposed leader to implement all the things which have beenprohibited by Islam on us even though our constitution doesn't allow any suchrule to be passed. So even then why is Islam not allowing it?

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Islamic Banking In UK

I want to bring into your attention a major issue which is related to Islamic banking in UK. A number of Muslim families in west take mortgages (loan) to purchase houses, where the bank charges interest (riba) on the loan. Recently, there are few banks such as HSBC and Islamic bank of Britain who started offering Islamic mortgage based on the concept of Ijara. I have been trying to understand this framework and there are arguments on both sides. Please see the article against these so-called Islamic mortgages.

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Who Speaks For Islam?

Who Speaks for Islam in this Era? Islam addresses the whole world and we today do not know the political aspect of Islam. The scholars who speak about the political aspect on Islam make me feel so much aggrieved. They always or mostly in one way or other teach us to become rebellious or to revolt against our corrupt leaders without mentioning the criteria as how to judge them to be corrupt. I always have found this view conflicting with traditions narrated in the Hadith books. The situation in the Arab world from today is one present example which is not more than a revolt against the leaders. Amazingly if the leaders try to resist, the rebels is considered guilty of killing, murder and tyranny but being rebellious is never considered a crime in most of the cases according to the most of the youth of the Muslims. Who really speaks for Islam? What is the view of Islam on revolting against the Leaders? If there is a right for the Leader then one should not forget the fact that the leader should be a leader in its complete sense. Who gives the rebels the right to speak that if people rebel against a leader he should not resist against the rebels? We Muslims were never in a state where we were united on one leader in any country. Why we always speak about our leaders and to revolt against them and then put ourselves behind bars or face injuries and loose our loved ones and then claim our leaders to be ruthless? Are not these we ourselves who inflict ourselves with this by revolting and making our selves killed?

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Implementation Of The Sharia’h In Pakistan

Our religious scholars frequently issue a statement that the whole Pakistani population of 150 million desire an Islamic system. Is it not an exaggeration, definitely not based on reality? What is the moral standing of this statement?

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Responsibility To Establish Islamic Political System

Mr. Ghamdi is hard at work, trying to promote Religious Darwinism. His total argument is “offer prayer, keep fast, pay zakah, do hujj and remember Allah. Do not try to establish or do not strive for an Islamic socio political economic system, but if it happens by itself then it is well and good.” This is a term like Darwin Theory of evolution that says: “Let things happen as they are happening and Islamic state may come in existence through evolution. We really do not have to interfere with social evolutionary process.” As if Mr. Iblees is sitting dormant or as if all the Socio political economic systems that have ruled the parts of the world in the past or in present came into existence on their own. It is to suppose that all the unbelievers who are milat-e wahida (singe community) will allow this natural evolution of Islamic Socio Economic Political system to happen on its own. To me this is flawed logic, basically telling the Muslims all we are required to do is to do our rituals and If Islamic state will come into existence by natural evolution then well and good, else just be it.

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Does The Islamic Law Accept Revision According To The Changing Times And Needs

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One of my peers told me that faith does not require proof or logic. So, if we agree that a particular law is ordained by Allah and/or ordained by Muhammad (sws) is the last word, the question again arises whether all the laws enforced by the Sharī‘ah are universal and everlasting, or for the Prophet's contemporary world. I am not an expert in the Sharī‘ah nor a studious follower of the tenets of Islam, I know for certain that even during Prophet's time, the laws were slowly and progressively evolved and so many changes were made by the Rightly Guided Caliphs (rāshidūn). Do you think that our practices need revision according to the changing times and needs; and should we try to segregate permanent, universal and ephemeral, local? Is any discussion on this line is on the anvil.

Example: Our Prophet had several wives but the law restricts to four. Either the law was temporary under a given circumstances or not applicable to all.

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