Probably one of the most asked
questions to sincere Muslims who wish to establish Islamic Law in the
United Kingdom. With several books dedicated to the long history of the
British people, spanning in some cases over 15,000 years, why is it
that Muslims wish to convert the indigenous population of the UK to a
religion originating from the Arabian Peninsula? Furthermore, if
Muslims within the UK detest the British way of life so much, then why
is it that they do not â€˜go back to their own countries' and live
peacefully according to their own values?Â
To answer these questions one first
needs to look to the reality we are facing in the world today.
Undoubtedly, when one understands the current situation together with
the essence of Islam, he or she will appreciate and understand why so
many Muslims have adopted such a â€˜radical' agenda in the
Below are three fundamental reasons why Muslims in the United Kingdom have set out to establish Islamic Law on British soil:
1. Every single country in the world today is ruling by man-made law
Allah (SWT) says in the Qur'an [EMQ 5:44], "Those who rule by other than what Allah (SWT) has revealed are Al-Kaafiroon."
A common misconception held by the
average non-Muslim is that countries such as Pakistan, Kuwait or Saudi
Arabia etc. are â€˜Islamic lands' implementing the values of Islam over
Unfortunately, the reality of the world
today (including that of the Muslim lands) is that there is not a
single area where the Shari'ah is fully implemented, in reality we have
a mixture of apostate rulers governing in the east and their
disbelieving counterparts ruling in the West.
The last existing Islamic State was
destroyed on the 3rd March 1924C.E. which prior to its removal had
ruled over countries and continents for well over 1300 years with
fairness and justice.
2. The man-made law governing the
United Kingdom is oppressive and Muslims are obliged to speak out
against oppression wherever they are
Allah (SWT) says in the Qur'an, [EMQ
3:104] "Let there rise from among you groups who call to the khair
(Islam) and command good and forbid evil, and it is they who are the
Total obedience to Almighty God is of
paramount importance to every sincere Muslim and consequently he or she
will strive as much as possible to ensure that their actions are in
accordance with the Shari'ah.
Such orders include the necessity of
commanding good and forbidding evil wherever they may be. Consequently,
with Britain facing a moral decline in almost every single division in
society whether social, economic, judicial, ritual etc. a Muslim is
obliged to speak out against such matters as a manifestation of his
tawheed (belief in the Oneness of God) and moreover offer a divine
solution from Islam.
3. Islam is a universal and divine way of life sent to the whole of mankind
Allah (SWT) says in the Qur'an, [EMQ
9:33] "It is He who has sent the Messenger Muhammad (pbuh) with
guidance and the religion of truth (Islam) to make it dominate over all
other ways of life even though the disbelievers hate it."
Unquestionably, Islam and the Final
Messenger Muhammad (pbuh) have been designated by Almighty God for the
people of Britain (and the world) to follow and obey; what started off
in a small town in Makkah rapidly spread and encompassed vast lands and
empires irrespective of nationality or creed.
What is unique about the Final
Messenger Muhammad (pbuh) is that unlike all the other Prophets sent
down by Almighty God, he (pbuh) was not sent to a specific nation e.g.
Children of Israel, but rather he (pbuh) was sent to the whole of
mankind, hence it is quite common to see the presence of large numbers
of â€˜white converts' to Islam in Britain to emphasise this point.
In conclusion it is incumbent on the
people of Britain and moreover the whole of the world to submit to the
Will of Allah (SWT), and testify that there is none truly worthy of
worship except Allah (SWT) and that Muhammad (pbuh) is His Final
Messenger and furthermore implement the Shari'ah (Islamic Law) of
Muhammad (pbuh) as a matter of obedience to their Creator.