Islamic Khilafah


Is it Fardh, Waajib or Sunnat to establish an Islamic Khilafat?

Will we be sinful for not actively attempting to establish a Khilafah?

If a Darul Islam is established, will it be Fardh to make Hijrat towards this area?


1)     It is Waajib to establish an Islamic Khilafah, due to the consensus of the Sahaaba Radhiyallahu Anhum. 

2)     We will not comment whether not actively attempting to establish a Khilafah is a sin or not, due to not finding a proof in this regard. But what we can say is Allah Taa’la has promised to bestow it upon the believers, provided that they are firm on Deen and do good deeds. Allah Ta’aala says in the Holy Qur’aan;

وَعَدَ اللَّهُ الَّذِينَ ءَامَنُواْ مِنكُمْ وَعَمِلُوا الصَّلِحَتِ لَيَسْتَخْلِفَنَّهُمْ فِي الْأَرْضِ كَمَا اسْتَخْلَفَ الَّذِينَ مِن قَبْلِهِمْ وَلَيُمَكِّنَنَّ لَهُمْ دِينَهُمُ الَّذِي ارْتَضَى لَهُمْ وَلَيُبَدِّلَنَّهُم مِّنْ بَعْدِ خَوْفِهِمْ أَمْنا يَعْبُدُونَنِي لَا يُشْرِكُونَ بِي شَيْئًا وَمَن كَفَرَ بَعْدَ ذَلِكَ فَأُوْلَئِكَ هُمُ الْفُسِقُونَ.

Allah has promised those of you who have Imaan and who do good actions that He will definitely make them successors (rulers) on earth just as He had made those before them successors. And He will certainly grant (great) strength to the Deen that He has chosen for them and will certainly replace their fear with peace (on condition that) they worship Me and do not ascribe any as partner to Myself. Those who are ungrateful after this are sinful indeed.”(Surah An-Noor-55)

The above mentioned verse clearly indicates that in order to be successors, get the upper hand and have Khilafah, true Imaan and righteous deeds are required. For that reason, we see the Tableeghi Jamaat making great effort on people’s Imaan and giving them encouragement toward good deeds. Once the Imaan of  the Muslim Ummah becomes strong, Insha-Allah we will be given back Islamic Khilafah. Thereby every one of us should ask ourselves what am I doing to help the situation? As for now, we should make an effort on our Imaan and the Imaan of our families and the entire Ummah. Together with that we should have a burning desire for Khilafah to come back and lot of Du’aa is required for this. 

3)  It will not be Waajib to make Hijrat toward Darul Islaam as long a person can protect his Deen, his life, his honour, his family and his wealth.

Checked and Approved By:

Mufti Muhammed Saeed Motara Saheb D.B.


اعْلَم أَيْضا أَن الصَّحَابَة رضوَان الله تَعَالَى عَلَيْهِم أَجْمَعِينَ أَجمعُوا على أَن نصب الإِمَام بعد انْقِرَاض زمن النُّبُوَّة وَاجِب بل جَعَلُوهُ أهم الْوَاجِبَات حَيْثُ اشتغلوا بِهِ عَن دفن رَسُول الله صلى الله عَلَيْهِ وَسلم.
(الصواعق المحرقة/ج1/ًص25)

وَأَجْمَعُوا عَلَى أَنَّهُ يَجِبُ عَلَى الْمُسْلِمِينَ نَصْبُ خَلِيفَةٍ وَوُجُوبُهُ بِالشَّرْعِ لَا بِالْعَقْلِ
(شرح النووي على مسلم/ج12/ص205)

امارت کا قيام مسلمانوں کا شرعی فريضہ اور ان کی منصبی ذمہ داری ہے
(قاموس الفقہ/ج2/ص215)

(جديد فقہی مسا ئل/ج4/ص48-49)

 (فتاوی محموديہ/فاروقيہ/ج4/ص639)

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