by Masood Alam Ansari (Letters To The Editor, Crescent International Vol. 43, No. 6, Shawwal, 1435)
An important institution like the Khilafah is being mocked by the takfiris, says letter writer Masood Alam Ansari
The Khilafah is a very important institution in Islam. Its formal abolition in March 1924 severed all links with this great institution that had been established after the Prophet (saws) left his earthly abode. But we must be careful not to place too much importance on the structure that was abolished by Mustafa Kemal 90 years ago. The Khilafah was subverted when the Umawi kings grabbed power by the sword and deprived the legitimate aspirants to this position.
The takfiris today that have announced the establishment of the Khilafah in territories they have captured by force of arms are following the Umawis and are an insult to Islam. The Khilafah cannot be established through coercion or by publicly beheading people to terrorize others into submission. This is a great betrayal of Islamic principles. Willing consent of the people is essential if the Khilafah is to be revived.
Further, those that assume leadership position must be of an upright character. Thieves, mass murderers and rapists have no right to be holding this important office that is a trust. Muslims would do well to understand this and not fall for the rhetoric of thugs that are acting as agents of US-zionist-Anglo-Wahhabi criminals.
Masood Alam Ansari
Los Angeles, CA, US