VIDEO: Whether Re-Establishing The Caliphate Should Be The Goal Of Our Call To Islām | Shaykh Ṣāliḥ al-Fawzān
Shaykh Fawzān’s Speech Regarding Whether Re-Establishing The Caliphate Should Be The Goal Of Our Call To Islām:
The Questioner: The following questions have been posed repeatedly; the questioner here asks: “What is your opinion regarding the following claims? That the real goal behind calling to Islām is establishing the Caliphate and the pursuit of worldly authority? And secondly that the vow of allegiance (bayʿah) is for the leaders of secret groups; and thirdly…”
Shaykh Ṣāliḥ al-Fawzān: “The point behind calling to Islām is sincerely devoting one’s worship to Allāh exclusively and the establishment of Islāmic monotheism (tawḥīd). Every single messenger; the first thing that they would call their people to; they would say: ‘O my people, worship Allāh [exclusively]; you have no deity other than Him.’ [Sūrah al-Aʿrāf 7:59]
And the Prophet (ﷺ), the first thing that he called to was Islāmic monotheism (tawḥīd). He remained in Makkah for thirteen years calling to Islāmic monotheism (tawḥīd).
And when he sent Muʿādh to Yemen, he said: ‘Surely, you are approaching a community from the people of scripture so let the first thing that you call them to be the testification that nothing is deserving of worship except for Allāh and that Muḥammad is the Messenger of Allāh.
And if they obey you in this, then teach them that Allāh has made five prayers obligatory upon them. And should they obey you in this, then teach them that Allāh has made charity obligatory upon them. It is to be taken from those who are wealthy from among them…’
This is the methodology of calling to Islām. This is the methodology of calling to Islām that was established by the prophets for us. And the methodology of calling to Islām does not involve us calling to ruling or authority. We call to the religion; to Islāmic monotheism (tawḥīd) before everything else.
This is what we call to. And we call to the united body of Muslims (al-jamāʿah), to observe compliance and obedience [to the Muslim leader]; this is Islāmic monotheism (tawḥīd). And this is the call to Allāh. And this is the ruling legislated by Islāmic law. This is the Islāmic ruling. This is it. Yes.”
Translated By: Abul-Layth Qāsim Mutiva