Ruling By Other Than Allahs Law – Shaykh Bin Baz

Shaykh Bin Baz said: “There is no Eemaan (faith – due to his major kufr (disbelief))
1) for the one who believes the laws of the people and their opinions are superior to the rule of Allaah and His Messenger
2) or that they are equal to it
3) or that they resemble it
4) or who leaves it (i.e. never rules by Allahs law at all not even in one judgement)
4) or replaces it with fabricated laws and institutions invented by people (i.e. replaces all the shariah laws in his country with man made laws and bulids institutions for enforcing and passing judgement with these man made laws) ),
even if he believes that the laws of Allaah are more encompassing and more just.” – “ Ref: Risalaat Wujoob Tah’keem Sharee’at Allaah’ Pg. 39

Shaykh Abdul-Azeez bin Baz said: “And whoever ruled by other than what Allah has revealed then he will not be in other than one of four situations:

1. The one who says: “I rule by this because it is superior to the Shariah of Islam.” Such a one is a kaafir in the sense of the major disbelief (i.e. ejected from the Religion).

2. The one who says: “I rule by this because it is like the Shariah of Islam, so ruling by it is permissible and ruling by the Shariah is permissible.” Such a one is a kaafir in the sense of the major disbelief.

3. The one who says: “I rule by this and ruling by the Shariah of Islam is superior but ruling by other than what Allah has revealed is permissible. Such a one is a kaafir in the sense of the major disbelief.

4. The one who says: “I rule by this” while he believes that ruling by other than what Allah has revealed is not permissible and who says that “the Shariah of Islam is superior and it is not permissible to rule by other than it” but he is neglectful, or treats matters lightly, or does this action due to a reason that proceeds from his rulers, then he is a disbeliever in the sense of minor disbelief which does not eject from the Religion – and it is considered one of the greatest of major sins.” Ref: Al-Hukmu bi-Ghairi Maa Anzalallaahu wa Usool ut-Takfeer pp. 71/72

Shaykh Bin Baz said (while discussing Muslim rulers ruling by secular law or any other law which is not Allahs law), “when he (the Muslim ruler) declares it lawful (i.e. halaal) to judge by the secular law, or declares it lawful to judge with such and such, and likewise, [when he makes it lawful] to judge with such and such Shariah, then he is a kaafir…”).

Shaykh Bin Baz said “If he (the Muslim ruler) does not desire making it halaal to rule with man made law but (the ruler) did it (i.e. ruled with man made law) due to some other reasons (like for money, influence or power), then this is kufr doona kufr (the minor kufr).” Ref: Hiwaar Hawla Masaa’il it-Takfeer Ma’a Allaamah ash-Shaykh Abdul-Azeez Ibn Baz” and it is found also in al-Furqaan Magazine No. 94

Shaykh Bin Baz was asked: “Is replacement (change/alteration) of the Shariah) with the secular laws (tabdeel ul-qawaaneen) considered to be major kufr that expels from the religion?”

He replied: “ …As for when he does that for specific reasons, out of disobedience to Allah, for the sake of bribery, or pleasing somebody, and knows that this is haraam, then this is kufr doona kufr (the minor kufr)…”

Shaykh Abdul-Azeez bin Baz said “kufr is of two types – kufr akbar and kufr asghar – just as dhulm (oppression) is of two types and like fisq (sinning) is of two types – akbar (major) and asghar(minor).

So whoever declares lawful (istahalla) judgement by other than what Allah has revealed, or declares lawful zinaa (illegal sexual intercourse between unmarried people), or usury (interest), or other than them from the prohibited things whose prohibition is agreed upon then he has disbelieved with major kufr, and major dhulm and major fisq.

And whoever does that without declaring them permissible – then his kufr is kufr asghar and his dhulm is dhulm asghar and likewise with his fisq….” Ref: Ash-Sharq al-Awsat 12/5/1416

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