Taqlid – Trusting a mujtahid

Islām is like a fortress, or castle, that is guarded continuously by armed sentinels, within its many-feet thick walls that are impenetrable, save for one heavily protected gate and drawbridge that opens by falling over a crocodile-infested moat, that is many metres wide, and cannot be crossed nor overcome. How do you destroy such a people who are so aggressively protected by revealed laws and sincerely adopted rules, yet are themselves so pure of presence, serene of spirit, modest of manners and content of custody?


The above pretty well express my opinion and the opinion of the muslim traditionalists.


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2 Responses to “Taqlid – Trusting a mujtahid”

  1. Andrew Brehm Says:

    Well, yes, but the problem is not that the west believes that democracy is the correct system.

    The problem is that western philosophers have arrived at the conclusion that democracy is not the best but one of the worst systems. It just happens to be better than all the others.

    Nobody says that a just ruler appointed by G-d should not rule instead of the people. The problem is that those people are not easily found and are rarely identical to those that manage to come into power.

    Democracy is not the ultimate truth. But democracy is the best means we have to make sure that the ultimate untruth does not rule instead.

  2. abuskander Says:

    This is about taqlid on a particular mazhab, not on democracy. I think you commented on the wrong post.

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