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The Second Resolution:  An Appeal to Rulers of Muslim Countries for the Application of Islamic Shari’ah

All Praise be to Almighty Allah.
Blessing and peace be on His Prophet Muhammad
after whom there is no prophet, and on all those
who followed his way of guidance.

The Islamic Fiqh Council during its 2nd session held in Makkah Mukarramah between 26 Rabi Al-Aakhir – 4 Jumad Al-Oula 1399H studied the painful situation of the Muslim countries and their suffering due to their disunity, lack of interest in the application of the Islamic Shari’ah, and keen desire to implement the imported laws which have no sanction of Almighty Allah.

The Council decided that it is one of its most important duties that it writes letters to kings and presidents of the Muslim countries, urging them to take appropriate initiatives to apply the Islamic Shari’ah, which would ensure them – if they adhere to it – honour in this world and success in the hereafter. It would also guarantee their victory over the enemy as well as it would ensure security and peace.

These letters would be sent according to the enclosed draft.

Chairman, Islamic Fiqh Council
Abdullah Ibn Humaid
President, Supreme Judicial Council
Saudi Arabia

Deputy Chairman, Islamic Fiqh Council
Muhammad Ali Al-Harakan
Secretary-General, Muslim World League

Members:
Abdul Aziz Ibn Abdullah Ibn Baz
General President, Research, Ifta, Da’wah and Guidance

Muhammad Mahmood Al-Sawwaf
Hasanain Muhammad Makhloof
Mustafa Al-Zarqa
Abdul Mohsin Al-Abbad
Muhammad Rasheed Qabbani
Mahmood Sheith Khattab
Muhammad Salem Abdul Wadood
Saleh Ibn Othaimeen
Muhammad Ibn Abdullah Al-Subaiel
Muhammad Rasheedi
Abdul Quddoos Hashemi
Muhammad Shadhli Al-Neifer

Letter of the Islamic Fiqh Council to Kings, Presidents and Emirs of Muslim Countries for the Application of Islamic Shari’ah

Assalaamu Alaikum Wa Ramatullahi Wa Brakaatuh

We would like to inform you that the Islamic Fiqh Council, Makkah Mukarramah held its 2nd session on 26 Rabi Al-Awwal 1399H and one of its resolutions stipulates that a memorandum is to be addressed to the rulers of the Muslim countries to remind them that the honour in this world and success in the hereafter cannot be achieved except through the application of the comprehensive and ever-lasting Islamic Shari’ah, which guarantees the success for all those who are committed to it and are prepared to follow its way.

It is well known that Almighty Allah has sent down the Islamic Shari’ah to His Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) and enjoined upon all Muslims – the rulers and the ruled – to adhere to it and apply it. For this, He promised them victory in this world and success in the hereafter. He warned them against the consequences of neglecting the Islamic Shari’ah and abstaining from its application. For this, He threatened to punish them in this world and in the hereafter. Allah says in the Glorious Qur’an: “Do they then seek after a judgement of (days of) ignorance? But who for a people whose faith is assured, can give better judgement than Allah?” (Qur’an, 5:50)

“But no, by the Lord, they can have no (real) faith until they make you judge in all disputes between them, and find in their souls no resistance against your decisions, but accept them with the fullest conviction.” (Qur’an, 4:65)

“O you who believe If you will aid (the cause of) Allah, He will aid you, and plant your feet firmly.” (Qur’an, 47:7)

“…Allah will certainly aid those who aid His (cause) for verily Allah is Full of Strength, Exalted in Might, (Able to enforce His Will). They are those who, if We establish them in the land, establish regular prayer and give regular charity, enjoin the right and forbid the wrong. With Allah rests the end (and decision) of (all) affairs.” (Qur’an, 22:40-41)

“… but if as is sure, there come to you guidance from Me, whosoever follows My guidance, will not lose his way, nor fall into misery. But whosoever turns away from My Message, verily for him is a life narrowed down, and We shall raise Him up blind on the Day of Judgement. He will say: “O my Lord! Why have you raised me up blind, while I had sight (before)?” (Allah) will say: “when Our Signs came unto you, you disregard them, so this day you will be disregarded.” (Qur’an, 20: 123-126)

It is quite obvious that the difference between Shari’ah (law) of Almighty Allah and the man-made laws is like a difference between Allah the Creator and His creature. A system that was made by the human being cannot be equal to Shari’ah, which was sent down by Allah, the King of the kings and the Most Merciful to His Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) so that it remains as a guidance and mercy for all the worlds.

The Islamic Fiqh Council, which is holding its session in vicinity of the Holy Ka’bah, Makkah Mukarramah, is appealing to you in the name of Allah, Lord of power (and rule), who gives power to whom He pleases, and He strips off power from whom He pleases, He endures with honour whom He pleases, and He brings low whom He pleases, In His hand is all good. Verily over all things, He has power – that you take initiative for the application of Shari’ah of Allah so that you and your people enjoy peace and security in its shadow, as this happened to the forerunners of this Ummah, whom Almighty Allah blessed to apply His Shari’ah and secured for them victory over the enemy and good reputation in this world. The reward and requital, which Allah has prepared for them, are better and more durable. No doubt, the humiliating situation, which Muslims are faced with, is the ultimate result of the non-application of the Islamic Shari’ah.

The Islamic Fiqh Council calls upon you to move ahead and take initiative for adopting the means of happiness. Your rational thinking and good reasoning make us hopeful that our call and appeal would attract your response and initiative, as Almighty Allah says: “The answer of the Believers, when summoned to Allah and His Messenger, in order that he may judge between them, is no other than this: They say, “We hear and we obey: It is such as these that will attain felicity.” (Qur’an, 24:51)

We pray to Almighty Allah for blessing all Muslims with honour, success and victory over their enemy.

Wassalaamu Alaikum Wa Ramatullahi Wa Barakaatuh.

Chairman, Islamic Fiqh Council
Abdullah Ibn Humaid
President, Supreme Judicial Council
Saudi Arabia

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