We gave a speech a few weeks ago with the same title as above and we received many comments on Facebook and via email claiming that the concepts and examples we gave were outdated and no longer relevant.
Rather then reply to each comment we decided to re-visit this topic, so once again we present Chapter 4, verse 59 of The Holy Quran and give recent, modern day examples of how relevant this verse is to life today
4:59 O you who believe, obey Allah and obey the Messenger and those in authority from among you; then if you quarrel about anything, refer it to Allah and the Messenger, if you believe in Allah and the Last Day. This is best and more suitable to (achieve) the end.
These are the three aspects of law in any society. Allah guides us as to morality and based on that the Holy Prophet (s) taught us what is legal and what is not and those in authority teach us how to put that into practice. Without the element of morality or obeying Allah we cannot have the correct law or apply its application correctly.
The Muslim year starts from the day when the Holy Prophet Muhammad (s) migrated from Makkah to Medina. Each religion begins its calendar with a momentous event, usually the birth of some personality. However, Muslims do not start their calendar, from someone’s date of birth, but an event with which Islam started to make progress in the world.