‘Ali ‘Abd al-Raziq’s Secular Heresy and the Orthodox Response

“In 1925, ‘Ali ‘Abd al-Raziq (1888-1966), brother of Mustafa, published a work on Islam and the bases of political authority. Like his brother, he had studied at the Azhar and had then come to Europe, but to Oxford and not Paris...The immediate problem with which ‘Abd al-Raziq is concerned is that of the caliphate. In … Continue reading ‘Ali ‘Abd al-Raziq’s Secular Heresy and the Orthodox Response

Shaykh Muhammad Bakhīt Al-Muti‘ī on The Caliphate [Mufti of Egypt 1915 – 1920]

“The claim of the extinction of the Caliphate in Islam is not correct, and rather the only thing that has become extinct is the presence of the Caliph, and as for the Caliphate it still remains obligatory upon the Muslim nation” [Shaykh Muḥammad Bakhīt Al-Muṭi‘ī, Ḥaqīqat al-Islām wa Uṣūl al-Ḥukm (The Reality of Islam and the … Continue reading Shaykh Muhammad Bakhīt Al-Muti‘ī on The Caliphate [Mufti of Egypt 1915 – 1920]