Approximately 85 years ago, on 3rd
March 1924CE a calamity had befallen mankind like no other; on this
tumultuous day the precious nest of Islam, which had encased its
citizens, Muslim and non-Muslim with justice and serenity, was
dismantled by those at war with Allah (SWT) and His Messenger Muhammad
This State of Tawheed or Islamic State
had governed countries and continents with an extraordinary execution
unlike any other political system, and for over 1300 years provided
solutions to socio-economic problems that had plagued mankind for
centuries. Places such as Andalusia (Spain) flourished under this
divine legislature to such an extent, that its rich history still
manages to captivate the minds of contemporary authors, compelling them
to disseminate volumes of books dedicated to the enchanting nature of
this golden era.
But alas, for nearly a century we find
that those golden years have been lost and that the era of darkness and
servitude to man has prolonged - the sound of oppression has become
deafening as the tyrants continue to speak.
However, there is a spark that has
ignited and its flame has become unstoppable; in recent years the world
has witnessed an Islamic resurgence which continues to gain in strength
and formidability, and whose objective of the domination of Islam
worldwide cannot be swayed.
This victorious group, hold rigidly to
the divine text i.e. Qur'an and Sunnah, knowing full well that its
prophecies must be fulfilled; and so we find ourselves in the year
2009, waiting for Rome to fall, waiting for the White House to fall and
indeed waiting for Buckingham Palace to fall.
In light of this, we at Islam4UK felt
it necessary to discuss this very important area, particularly given
the current political climate as it is. We furthermore hope that by
divulging some of these unspoken of details that it will educate the
British public about the superiority of the Shari'ah over democracy and
man-made law, and hopefully entice them to implement it here in Britain
sooner rather than later.
History of Buckingham Palace
Between 500CE - 1600CE, the area
surrounding what is now known as Buckingham Palace was part of a larger
area known as Eia or Manor of Ebury, a marshy ground, irrigated by the
river Tyburn. Ownership of this land changed several times and included
notable individuals such as Edward the Confessor William the Conqueror,
Henry VIII, James I and Mary Davies.
It was not until 1703CE that a
townhouse was built on this ground for the Duke of Buckingham, this
building was thence known as Buckingham House; on the accession of
Queen Victoria in 1837CE, it was finally transformed into what is now
famously known as Buckingham Palace, thus making Queen Victoria the
first monarch to reside in this building.
Today, Buckingham Palace is the
official London residence of the British monarch and since 6th February
1962CE has been in the possession of the current Queen of the United
Kingdom, Elizabeth II.
Buckingham Palace Under the Shariah
Indeed, Buckingham Palace is not a
stranger to architectural change, in fact in 1913 Aston Webb, a
renowned English architect seemed dissatisfied with its design and
proceeded to introduce structural improvements, which he deemed more
appropriate. Subsequently, in light of this, the following are further
possible modifications that we envisage could occur for Buckingham
Palace once the Shari'ah is fully implemented here in Britain.
has authentically been reported by Uthman bin Affan (ra) that the Final
Messenger Muhammad (saw) said, "He who builds a masjid for the sake of
Allah, seeking the pleasure of Allah, will be rewarded by Allah with a
dwelling in Paradise."
One very real possibility that we
envisage could occur in Britain when it succumbs to Islamic rule is for
Buckingham Palace to be converted into a beautiful mosque (click
picture to enlarge).
However, with that said, the mosque in
question would possess a very different role to that of contemporary
mosques found dotted all over the United Kingdom, which unfortunately
do very little to reflect the real responsibility of this central
building in Islam.
During the lifetime of the Final
Messenger Muhammad (saw) and the dawn of the first Islamic State in
Madinah, the mosque or masjid, was the starting point to the expansion
of Islamic conquests which engulfed large parts of the world.
Buckingham Masjid, would indeed
incorporate this as well as other important features including
departments and divisions such as:
1. Headquarters of the Islamic States supreme leadership
It is well known that the Final
Messenger Muhammad (saw) would meet envoys, sign agreements, judge
between disputing parties etc. in the mosque.
2. Department of Information and Culture
The mosque is regarded as an important
centre for Islamic information, since it is the scene of political,
social, cultural and ritual life. All important news relating to vital
issues will be conveyed in the mosque.
3. Judiciary Court
Judges would regularly settle disputes and arguments and this is well recorded.
4. University for Learning and Teaching
Courses will be dictated by a syllabus
grounded in the Qur'an and Sunnah and moreover be open to men, women,
Muslims and non-Muslims, free of charge.
5. Platform for oratory eloquence and poetry
It is authentically recorded that
companions of the Messenger Muhammad (saw) would regularly take to the
pulpit in the mosque and engage in exquisite poetry. Topics that would
be encouraged could include the belittlement of democracy as well as
the fallacies of man-made law.
6. Detention Centre for Prisoners of War
Imam Bukhari records that a man by the
name of Thumama bin Uthal from the tribe Banu Hanifah was taken as a
prisoner of war during the lifetime of the Messenger Muhammad (saw).
Muhammad (saw) later ordered his release from captivity, and he
7. An eating place for the hungry and poor
Ibn Majah reported that the Abdullah
ibn al Haarith (ra) said, "We used to eat bread and meat in the mosque
during the lifetime of the Messenger of Allah (saw)."
8. A place for socialising, celebrations and amusement
Bukhari and Muslim narrated that Aisha
(ra) said, "The Messenger of Allah was once covering me while I was
watching the Abysinnians play with their spears in the mosque."
9. A place of relaxation and siesta
Ahmed, Nisaa'i, Abu Dawood report that
Abdullah ibn Umar (ra) said, "During the lifetime of Muhammad (saw) we
used to sleep in the mosque and have siesta there when we were young."
At present, Buckingham Palace is
nothing more than a hollow building exploited by the rich and withheld
from any real use, under the Shari'ah this would never happen, rather
the British community would see it converted into a flourishing mosque
which would be of a great benefit, not only for those residing in
London but also the country as a whole.
British Crown Jewels
the crown jewels are currently situated in the Tower of London, due to
their prominent association to the British monarch, we felt it
necessary to make mention of their likely change of circumstances under
It is quite amazing to see that while
Britain is struggling to cope with the impact of a crippling recession,
that the divide between the rich and poor is still so large and
furthermore does not motivate the British establishment to channel
valuable resources for the welfare of its less well-off citizens.
One possibility that we foresee could
occur under the Shariah would be the melting of the crown jewels into
more appealing jewellery free from idolatrous engravings or symbols
such as crosses and human beings (click picture to enlarge).
completion, we envisage making a unique offer for the benefit of single
(Muslim) women in Britain who happen to be widows or divorcees; a
declaration could be made to all (Muslim) men in Britain, that if any
of them chose to marry a widowed or divorced woman, with her approval,
that the dowry liable to her, as her divine right, would be afforded by
the government from these re-designed crown jewels (click on picture on
right to see possible re-designed jewellery). Indeed, this would
incline many men to look after women who are unfortunate enough to be
isolated in society with very little hope of a meaningful companionship.
Trafalgar Square Under the Shariah already mentioned in a previous
article, we felt that a viable connection between it and Buckingham
Palace would be an excellent addition to demonstrate Britain's changing
landscape under the Shari'ah. One possible addition which we envisage
could be very beneficial for this area would be the conversion of Mall
Road into Masjid Road (click picture to enlarge).
Incidentally, this road would lead
directly to Buckingham Masjid and thus compliment it perfectly,
particularly as modifications mentioned previously in the Trafalgar
Square under the Shariah article included the renovation of fountains
into a ritual ablution facility.
In conclusion, with the dawn of a new
era very close, Britain's future under the Shari'ah appears to be very
bright. We furthermore would like to take this opportunity to say that
if any member of the Muslim community have any ideas on what other
alterations could occur to Britain Under the Shari'ah, that we would
welcome them in your comments.