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Quran and Hadith support that all ruling powers are from Allah whether they are from Muslims or non-Muslim countries

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in response to reader comment: The word, Muslim, is defined in the Book of Hadith to exclude those believers that would kill Muslims.

Submitted by zuma (Singapore), Oct 4, 2014 at 21:05

Book #52, Hadth #203, 'Narrated Ibn 'Umar: The Prophe tsaid, "It is obligatory for one to listen and obey (the ruler's orders) unless these order involve one disobedience (to Allah); but if an act of disobedience (to Allah) is imposed, he should not listen to or obey it,"

As the phrase, it is obligatory, is mentioned above with the phrase, obey (the ruler's roders), it implies that the book of Hadith demands all Muslims to obey the rulers. The phrase, unless these order involve one disobedience (to Allah), as mentioned subsequently implies that Muslims need to obey the rulers unless the order is against the words of Allah.

The same is mentioned in the book #020, Hadith $4524,

'It has been narrated on the authority of Abu Huraira that the Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him) said: It is obligatory for you to listen to the ruler and obey him in adversity and prosperity, in pleasure and displeasure, and even when another person is given (rather undue) preference over you.'

The book of Hadith supports that all governments are Allah's appointment to rule over countries whether trom Muslims or Non-Muslim countries. The following is the extract:

(book #020, Hadith #4500)-Sahih Muslim:

'It has been narrated on the authority of Hasan who said: Ubaidullah b Ziyad visisted Ma'gil b Yasir Al-Muzani in his last illness. Ma'qil said (to him): I am narrating to you a tradition I heard from the Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him). If I knew that I am to survive this illness. I would, not narrate it to you. I heard the Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him) say: If GOD APPOINTED ANYONE RULER OVER A PEOPLE and he died while he was still treacherous to his people, God would forbide his entry into Paradige.'

The same is mentioned in the Book, Hadith #264:

Narated Ma'qil: I heard the Prophet saying, 'ANY MAN WHOM ALLAH HAS GIVEN THE AUTHORITY OF RULING some people and he does not look after them in an honest manner, will never feel even the smell of Paradise.'

The book of Hadith supports that authority of ruling for Quraish, the pagans or non-Muslims, shoudl remain there. Or in other words, the book of hadith supports that Allah allows authority of ruling even among non-Muslim countries. The following is the extract:

Book #56, Hadith #704-Sahih Bukhari:

Narrated Muhammad bin Jubair bin Mut'im: That while he was with a delegation from Quraish to Muawiya, the latter heard the news that 'Abdullah bin Amr bin Al-As said that there would be a king from the tribe of Qahtan. On that Muawiya became angry, got up and then praised Allah as He deserved, and said, 'Now then, I have heard that some men amongs you narrate things which are neither in the Holy Book, nor have been told by Allah's Apostle. Those men are the ignorant amongst you. Beware of such hopes as make the people go astray, for I heard Allah Apostle saying, 'AUTHORITY OF RULING WILL REMAIN WITH QURAISH, and whoever bears hostility to them, Allah will destroy him as long as they abide by the laws of the religion.'

The phrase, authority of ruling will remain with Quraish, as mentioned here implies the govermental power among non-Muslim countries should remain there. As the phrase, authority of ruling will remain with Quraish, is mentioned here with the phrase, whoever bears hostility to them, it implies that the book of hadith forbids Muslims to stir up hostility among non-Muslims governments. The phrase, Allah will destroy him, as mentioned him forbids Muslims to create chaos among non-Muslim countries.

The book #46, hadith #730 even supports that the ruler who has authority over people is a guardian and is responsible for them.

Quran 2:165 (Moshin Khan translation), "And of mankind are some who take (for worship) others besides Allah as rivals (to Allah). They love them as they love Allah. But those who believe, love Allah more (than anything else). If only, those who do wrong could see, when they will see the torment, that ALL POWER BELONGS TO ALLAH and that Allah is Severe in punishment.'

The phrase, all power, could refer to all the authority of ruling from Muslim or non-Muslim countries. Thus, the phrase, all power belongs to Allah, implies that all the authority of ruling comes from Allah.

Quran 2;165 (Yusuf Ali translation):

'Yet there are men who take (for worship) others besides Alalh, as equal (with Allah): They love them as they should love Allah. But those of Faith are overflowing in their love for Allah. If only the unrighteous could see, behold, they would see the penalty: that TO ALLAH BELONGS ALL POWER,, and Allah will strongly enforce the penalty.'

The phrase, to Allah belongs all power, as mentioned here implies to Allah are all the power that belong to. Or in other words, all authority of ruling, whether they are from Muslims or non-Muslims, comes from Allah. Or in other words, Allah gives the right of auhority of ruling among countries to rule.

Jihadists, i.e. ISIS, act the reverse. They condemn all authority of ruling from non-Muslims whether their ruling does not go against the words of Allah. Don't they know that Allah is the one that gives the authority of ruling to all countries to rule! They have disrepected the authority of ruling that Allah has given to non-Muslim countries.


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