Comments on: King Abdullah replaces head of Saudi Arabia’s Islamic religious police Religion, faith and ethics Sat, 23 Apr 2016 23:25:07 +0000 hourly 1 By: diogenesusa Fri, 13 Jan 2012 20:33:13 +0000 This article opens the way for questioning the manner that the birthplace of Islam has changed since Muhammad led the umma.
The primary question is; what form of government is favored by Islam? The Qur’an itself lays down the form of government. A government with a council has been emphasized. At the same time,Islam did not forget to place one man at the supreme command, responsible for efficient administration of the country. The man is elected by the umma for the people with the widest franchise. It did not lay down provision for a king, or that the son of the king would inherit ruling authority distinct from the common people. Muhammad did not select his successor. Abu Bakr was elected to be the first Caliph of Islam. After Abu Bakr’s death, Omar was elected and assumed the title Ameerul-Mu’menin. The Qur’an, Hadith and Fiqh gave a complete code of laws. To the true Muslim, a perfect code. The leader, including Muhammad had a council of ministers to advise him on Sharia Law. The King’s use of muhabarat (secret police) may well be the undoing of the House of Saud. Perhaps the Arab Spring is not over.