VIDEO: How To Live Under The Leadership Of Non-Muslim Rulers In Western Lands | Shaykh Sulaymān Ibn ʿAbdullāh Abā Al-Khayl

Shaykh Sulaymān Ibn ʿAbdullāh Abā Al-Khayl On How To Live Under The Leadership Of Non-Muslim Rulers In Western Lands:

The Questioner: [The questioner] says, al-Salāmu ʿalaykum wa raḥmatullāhi wa barakātuhu.

Shaykh Sulaymān Abā al-Khayl: “.Wa ʿalaykum al-salāmu wa raḥmatullāhi wa barakātuhu.”

The Questioner: I thank the esteemed Shaykh Professor Sulaymān ibn ʿAbdullāh Abā al-Khayl. I have a question regarding the khuṭbah. You mentioned in the khuṭbah that Ḥudhayfah ibn al-Yamān; that the Messenger (r) advised him to adhere to the united body of Muslims (al-jamāʿah) and their leadership and that he listen and obey. So us for example in the western democratic nations; our presidents are not Muslims. How should we remain compliant to them? And should we listen and obey them and how can they be like Imāms for us? This is what I wanted clarified.

Shaykh Sulaymān Abā al-Khayl: “This question is insightful and… what is your name?”

The Questioner: Sūsā.

Shaykh Sulaymān Abā al-Khayl: “Did you get that? Good. Thank you. The person who lives in a non-Muslim land… listen… listen… listen… The person who lives in a non-Muslim land or in a Muslim land that does not apply Islāmic law; then for this individual it is upon him to observe the statutes and laws that are applied in that land.

And it is not lawful for him under any circumstances to rebel against the ruler; it is not lawful for him under any circumstances to rebel against the ruler because rebelling against the ruler involves in the way of corruption and evil what has been warned against by Allāh and His Messenger… and what has been documented in history as well as what we are witnessing today from the painful events that lead to destruction and the spilling of blood and the destruction of crops and livestock in a manner that we have witness and we hear about.

So it is upon an individual to know this and not be overcome by emotions and zealousness and thus embark upon a matter that will harm him, his family and his community and particularly if he was living in tranquility and the affairs of his religion, worldly life and livelihood were progressing smoothly, then he should remain committed to that. Yes.”

Translated By: Abul-Layth Qāsim Mutiva

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