what is the Islamic State?
I had just finished a workshop discussing the definition of an Islamic State. Its really facinating how a comparative study of several plitical systems came out with a conclusion that fascinated me!
After going through a lot of Quranic text and Historical events, we get to conclude that there is no political system imposed by God on muslims. We learn this from Prophet Mohammed ( peace be upon him) and from historical events that took place after his death.
His immediate successor delivered an opening speech stating that muslims should guide him to the correct actions had he taken a wrong path.
The rest of his main 3 main successors had been chosen or elected in a different method. This proves there had not been a certain methodology imposed by religion for choosing a leader.
We have to bear in mind that we are dealing with an old tribal community that knew nothing about elections. Leadership used to pass from father to son.
There are so many examples on freedom in history of Islam and in the Quran. I will get the quotes later to share it with you all.
This was a quick note and i will follow with more details later on.