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It is the duty of Islamic governments to return to the Qur’an and the Sunnah of the Messenger


From the Fatawa of Allamah Ibn Baaz (rahimahullah): It is the duty of Islamic governments to return to the Qur’an and the Sunnah of the Messenger (peace be upon him)

Praise be to Allah Alone, Who promised the righteous people to ultimately prove successful! Peace and blessings be upon Allah’s Servant, Messenger, Khalil (beloved Servant), and the one entrusted with His revelation and the best of His creatures our Prophet and Imam (leader) and Master Muhammad ibn `Abdullah, his family, his Companions, and those who follow his path and are guided by his teachings till the Day of Judgment.

I thank Allah (Glorified and Exalted be He) for granting me this chance to meet my Muslim brothers the members of the Constitutional Council of the League and our honorable guests, near the House (Ka`bah) to discuss Muslims’ affairs, offer advices, and invite them to all that brings about their happiness and prosperity.

On this occasion, I would like to welcome my brothers. I ask Allah (Exalted be He) to guide us all to what benefits the Ummah.

I ask Allah (Exalted be He) to make us among those who are rightly-guided and are guiding others and to set right the affairs of all Muslims everywhere.

May Allah grant them comprehension of the religion, entrust them to pious rulers, and reform their leaders! Surely, He (Glorified and Exalted be He) is the Most Generous, the Most Noble.

The afflictions that Muslims are undergoing nowadays in different regions are known to everyone. For example, [the Muslims suffer] in Palestine, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Somalia, Philippines, and elsewhere. They all suffer great evil in several regions.

They are in dire need for support, help, and assistance against the enemies of Allah. We have heard the word of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques which conveys a sufficient message to support and care for their affairs. May Allah reward him greatly for his important and beneficial word!

I declare my support to his words in respect of the obligation of Muslims’ solidarity and cooperation in doing good and pious deeds. May Allah grant him success! They should be united against the enemies, adhere to the Qur’an and the Sunnah of the Prophet (peace be upon him), and invite all Islamic governments to rule according to the Shari`ah in all of their affairs. This is the only way to attain victory over enemies, unity, and cooperation in righteousness and piety.

The early righteous predecessors followed the Prophet (peace be upon him) and those who came after them adhered to the Shari`ah, so Allah (Exalted be He) granted them victory over their enemies Khosrau (Kisra) and Caesar.

They ruled the world and led people to goodness under the law of Shari`ah. This is the reason why Allah granted them victory.

There is no way to victory and unity of Muslim except through returning to the way of the Salaf. They used to keep steadfast on the right course of Allah’s religion, support His religion, and rule according to His Shari`ah.

The Islamic governments should pursue their path. Scholars should advise them sincerely for the sake of Allah and His servants to rule according to the Shari’ah of Allah among His servants.

They should oblige Muslims to remain steadfast on the Religion of Allah in their actions, sayings, and beliefs. They should be all in agreement upon backing the truth and guidance and helping their Muslim brothers wherever they are.

The Islamic countries, people in charge, and all Muslims should support their fellow Muslim brothers as much as they can and with all means in Palestine, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Somalia, India, Philippines, and everywhere. Muslims, especially the Islamic governments and presidents, should cooperate in righteousness and piety, exert their efforts to rule according to the Shari`ah, and help their brothers in faith until they obtain victory over their enemies, unite, and retain their rights.

The Muslims are one body and the believers are brothers. They should support each other against their enemies. We should cooperate in righteousness and piety in all of our affairs.

The Prophet (peace be upon him) said in an authentic (Sahih) Hadith, “A believer to another believer is like a wall of bricks supporting each other.”

He (peace and blessings be upon him) also says, “The similitude of the believers in their mutual love, their mutual mercy, and their mutual affection, is like a single body. If any part of it complains of an injury, the entire body responds with sleeplessness and fever.”

The Prophet (may Allah’s Peace and Blessings be upon him) also says: “A Muslim is the brother of a fellow-Muslim. He should neither commit oppression against him nor give him up to an enemy.” i.e. he should not betray him but he should help him adhere to the Truth and overcome his enemy who oppresses him.

I advise Muslims everywhere, all Islamic countries, and Muslim leaders to fear Allah, support His Religion, rule according to His Shari`ah (Islamic law), and keep their people abide by it.

This is the way to honor, dignity, unity, and victory over enemies. I advise them to fear Allah and support their fellow Muslim brothers everywhere with money, weapons, and Mujahids (persons fighting in the Cause of Allah) in Palestine, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Somalia, Philippines, India, and everywhere. Muslims should support them as much as they can.

So keep your duty to Allah and fear Him by supporting and helping your Muslim brothers against their enemies.

May Allah guide Muslims to that which pleases Him! I also ask Him to set right their affairs and fix their hearts and deeds.

I ask Him to grant victory to His Religion, make His Word superior, guide the rulers of Muslims to adhere to the Truth, rule according to His Shari`ah (Law), and sincerely invite people to it. I ask Him also to set right the affairs of all Muslims and grant them comprehension of His Religion.

May Allah guide our rulers headed by custodian of the Two Holy Mosques! We ask Allah (Exalted be He) to guide them all to that which pleases Him, support the Truth through them, guide their retinue, and help them to every good. Surely, Allah (Glorified and Exalted be He) is the Most Generous, the Most Noble.

Peace and blessings of Allah be upon His Messenger and slave; our Prophet Muhammad, his family, his companions, and those who follow him in righteousness.

 Ibn Baz Fatwas > Volume 7 > It is the duty of Islamic governments to return to the Qur’an and the Sunnah of the Messenger (peace be upon him)

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