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Democracy in Crisis – How the Islamic Political System Ensures Good Governance

 



Political & Cultural Invasion by Salim Frederick. History has shown that the strength of empire has been built on many things such as powerful armies, efficient administration, economic prosperity and good leadership. However, one of empire’s more indiscernible means of consolidation lies with its culture. Culture governs the prevailing art, architecture, language, education, law, and philosophy of life – as well as dress sense, culinary preferences, manners and moral codes. The Greek, Roman and British Empires have shown that taking control of the predominant culture facilitates taking control of the hearts and minds of the subjects. The more recent example, of the American popular culture, has shown that the dissemination of a culture is still a significant strategy for consolidating newly conquered regions. Moreover, the ubiquitous culture Americana has served the US in much more than a mere reinforcement capacity. The export of plastic pop culture is now used to create new openings on previously untrodden territory.

 



Excerpt: The clash of civilisations is an inevitable matter. It existed in the past, exists now and will remain until the clash ends shortly before the Hour, since it does not come except upon the worst of creation. Do not be deceived, O Muslims, by the callers to the dialogue who place their heads in the sand and condone humiliation and defeat. Make the preparations required for the conflict, since the Capitalist Western civilisation has knocked you down militarily, politically and economically; however they will never defeat you intellectually. Your aqeedah is hard to defeat; and it remains alive in the souls, except that some concepts of your civilisation coming out from your aqeedah have been afflicted with some contamination and some dust has struck them. So work to purify them and shake the dust away from it by returning to the Book and Sunnah.

 

 



This book has been translated from the original Arabic version

 



Thirty Symposiums and Comments about the Effects of the Islamic Beliefs and Their Laws on Member and Society by Sh. Dr. Mohammad Hawarey

 



This booklet will explore and contrast some of the problems of the 21st century and compare the manner in which secularism and Islam attempt to solve them. It looks at how the Shari’ah texts are capable of dealing with any issue, be they social, economic or international. The book also scrutinises the applicability of the shari’ah in the 21st century through looking at a variety of 21st century issues. A comparison will be made between the Shari’ah approach to tackling issues and the secular methodology and its effects.

 



Excerpt: The struggle between the Islamic Ummah as one Ummah and the Kuffar as peoples and nations continued for thirteen consecutive centuries. The conflict between Islam as a Deen, her unique way of life and Kufr also continued throughout these past thirteen centuries. At the advent of the thirteenth century hijri (nineteenth century CE), the Capitalist system, which is a system of Kufr, challenged the system of Islam in its thoughts and emotions. It was but a short round before the Muslims fell defeated. It was an intellectual blow that was followed by the destructive political subjugation.

 



Democracy is a System of Kufr. It is forbidden to adopt, implement or call for it.

 



Politics means the taking care of the affairs of the Ummah internally and externally; it is performed by the State and the Ummah. The State takes care (of the Ummah’s affairs) practically, and the Ummah accounts the State (regarding its performance).

Political thought is of the highest types of thought. Political thought is concerned with taking care of the affairs of the Ummah. The highest level of political thought is that which is
related to man and the world from a particular point of view.

 



Geopolitics has traditionally been the study of the relationship and links between political power and geographic space. The doctrine of Geopolitics gained attention largely through the work of Sir Halford Mackinder in England and his formulation of the Heartland Theory in 1904, which in reference to the British Empire at the time explored the significance of sea power in world conflict.