The Present Rulers and Islam
A great confusion gas arisen, either by accident or by design, in the course of discussions about the rulers of the Muslim world and their regimes. When is obedience to them required? When is it forbidden? When is patient enjoined and when is revolt obligatory? A large section of those who claim to be knowledgeable have inclined towards the rulers of our times, concealing what they know of truth and distorting discussion out of desire for this fleeting world and its wretched ephemeracy.
We shall embark then, by the grace of Allâh and His pleasure, upon a crystalisation of truth and clarification of the right path through these difficult matters, bearing thereby the responsibility which Allâh has placed upon the shoulders of the Ulema.