Minute with a Muslim #139 – Allah Is The Ultimate Sovereign BUT
Channel: Tom Facchine
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it's true that Allah subhanaw taala is the ultimate sovereign, that is completely true law says no Koran that at hokhmah is only only belongs to Allah subhanaw taala. But how we interpret that statement, and that idea is very, very key, right? So just because all sovereignty sovereignty means ultimate authority, okay? It doesn't talk about the delegation of authority, right? If you're the ultimate authority, you can delegate authority to another power, right? If I'm the ultimate authority in my household, for example, I step out of my house, I leave my oldest son in charge, right? I say, hey, while I'm gone, I want you to do this, do that do that, right. I'm the ultimate
authority. He derives his authority from me, and I've delegated that to him. Okay. So when it comes to even the idea, or laws or different things, yes, I lost power data is the ultimate authority. The idea is the ultimate authority, but it can also delegate authority to other places, right? So for example, if we take the idea of Kanoute, right, that there are laws that exist and should exist that can't be found on the city, okay, stop signs, right? Traffic lights, you know, speed limits, these sorts of things. They are done for most law, they're done for the benefit of people, they do not contradict the city, and yet they are not to be found anywhere in the city. Okay, is this offending
against the last panel? Tada? Is this taking away from his sovereignty or his ultimate authority? No, it's not because he has delegated that authority to us as His Khalifa, to make additional laws and statutes and regulations and ordinances that serve human benefit and human. And so this is a really important point to understand is a lot of people misunderstand this. They look at somebody and they say, Oh, my God, there's these laws that people are making and applying, and they're not from the city. So that doesn't mean anything by itself. Do the laws contradict the city? Right? Can every single law that we can possibly make be sourced specifically from the Shediac This is not
something that even the full effect or she didn't write the full of her or she didn't, they generated our noon and they generated laws, in addition to what they had from the city, because the city delegates that authority to them to be able to do it, right. A lot of times, people rely on this sort of ambiguity in order to kind of make a political statement or support certain political movements or to try to tear down other political movements. But the wise Muslim has to understand that we have the Shediac and Allah Spano Tata has the ultimate authority and that the city has the ultimate authority that means the ultimate check, he gets to veto power to say that this is right,
this is wrong, we can keep it or we can leave it but then there is a delegated authority to people to be able to increase or to formulate laws and regulations that are in adherence to the Shediac that are acceptable to us pound to Allah insha Allah and that are serving human ends.