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26 Ramadhan

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

The Role of the Elected Representatives in the Khilafah

Shariah has granted permission to choose representatives for taking care of the affairs of the Muslims. RasulAllah (saaw) said on the occasion of the Second Bayah of Aqabah,

أَخْرِجُوا إلَيّ مِنْكُمْ اثْنَيْ عَشَرَ نَقِيبًا، لِيَكُونُوا عَلَى قَوْمِهِمْ بِمَا فِيهِمْ

“Bring out to me twelve leaders that they may take charge of their people’s affairs.”

In the Khilafah, the Majlis of the Ummah’s representatives are elected, not appointed by the Khaleefah. Like the Khaleefah, the Majlis cannot decide what is right and wrong, because Sovereignty is for the Shariah. Rather the Majlis firmly accounts the Khaleefah and provides consultation in the looking after the affairs of the people. The Khaleefah goes to the Majlis of the Ummah for consultation regarding the affairs of the people. However, this consultation can never make the halal, haram or the haram, halal.