Talk 2: Classical Scholars And The Khilafah
The talk shows how the greatest minds of this ummah, the best of its scholars, saw the issue of Khilafah as absolutely critical, referring to it as being, “from the necessities of the shari’a that simply cannot be left” (al-Ghazali), “from the greatest interests of the Muslims and greatest pillars of the deen” (al-Amidi), “a pillar from the pillars of the deen” (al-Qurtubi), “one of the greatest obligations of the deen” (Ibn Taymiyya), “the most important of obligations” (al-Haskafi), among other like statements.
Our scholars remind us in these quotes about how the Sahaba gave this issue of Khilafah such an importance that they delayed the burial of the best of creation, the Prophet (saw), due to being engaged with it. They also emphasized the great dangers of not having the Khilafah, something we have seen, and continue to see, first-hand since its destruction in the early 20th century, since when the Ummah has witnessed its darkest days.
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