Virtues of The Quraish Tribe
Islam will be dominant till the time of the twelve Caliphs:
Prophet Muhammad (SallAllah-u-Alaihi-wa-Sallam) said: This Khilafah will not
end until there have been twelve Khulafa among them, all of whom will be from
Prophet (SallAllah-u-Alaihi-wa-Sallam) said: Islam will continue to be
dominant until there have been twelve Khulafa, all of them will be from the
It is clear from the above ahaadith that Islam will be dominant in the era of the twelve Khulafa, the Khilafah will not end until the twelve Khulafa at least and all will be from the Quraish. This proves that the first twelve Khulafa after the Prophet (SallAllah-u-Alaihi-wa-Sallam) kept the Deen dominant as all them were from the Quraish tribe, if they were any individual mistakes they cannot be taken as proof against them.
Rule in Quraish with a Condition:
Narrated Muhammad Ibn Jubair Ibn Mut'im (RadiAllahu Tala Anho): That while he
was included in a delegation of Quraish staying with Muawiya (RadiAllahu Tala
Anho), Muawiya heard that 'Abdullah bin 'Amr (RadiAllahu Tala Anho) had said
that there would be a king from Qahtan tribe, whereupon he became very angry. He
stood up, and after glorifying and praising Allah as He deserves, said, 'To
proceed, I have come to know that some of you men are narrating things which are
neither in Allah's Book, nor has been mentioned by Allah's prophet
(SallAllah-u-Alaihi-wa-Sallam). Such people are the ignorant among you. Beware
of such vain desires that mislead those who have them. I have heard Allah's
prophet (SallAllah-u-Alaihi-wa-Sallam) saying: This matter (rule) will remain
with the Quraish, and none will rebel against them, but Allah will throw him
down on his face, as long as the Quraish uphold the Deen.
Muawiya (RadiAllahu Tala Anho) misunderstood Abdullah bin Aamr (RadiAllahu Tala Anho) as he was only narrating a hadith regarding the king from Qahtan tribe, this particular hadith can be reviewed in Sahih Bukhari, Kitab ul Fitan.
Muawiya (RadiAllahu Tala Anho) thought it to be wrong that the rule might get out of the hands of Quraish, however if he had reviewed the hadith he narrated himself that the rule in Quraish is with a condition then this misunderstanding might not have taken place.
Abu Bakr (RadiAllahu Tala Anho) said: This rule will remain in Quraish till
they keep obeying Allah and stay on His ruling.
Prophet Muhammad (SallAllah-u-Alaihi-wa-Sallam) said: This Imara was in the
Hameer meaning non Quraish then Allah snatched it from them and gave it to the
Quraish and soon it will return to the Non Quraish.
The condition once again highlighted is that they uphold the Deen. When the Quraish were not able to uphold the Deen then Khilafah went out of their hands as according to the above hadith.
The Quraish are meant to be Rulers:
Messenger of Allah (SallAllah-u-Alaihi-wa-Sallam) said: People are the
followers of Quraish in good as well as evil (pre-Islamic times).
Allah's prophet (SallAllah-u-Alaihi-wa-Sallam) said: This matter (rule) will
remain with the Quraish even if only two from them existed.
Two Conditions for Precedence:
Prophet (SallAllah-u-Alaihi-wa-Sallam) said: The tribe of Quraish has
precedence over the people in this connection (i.e. the right of ruling). The
Muslims follow the Muslims amongst them, and the infidels follow the infidels
amongst them. People are of different natures: The best amongst them in the
pre-Islamic period are the best in Islam provided they comprehend the religious
Muawiya (RadiAllahu Tala Anho) narrates that the Prophet
(SallAllah-u-Alaihi-wa-Sallam) said: People will remain followers of Quraish
in this Imara, those who were respectable in pre Islamic times will remain
respectable after accepting Islam till they have understanding (of Deen)…'
Prophet (SallAllah-u-Alaihi-wa-Sallam) said: Your father is one. Beware! No
Arab has precedence over an Ajmi, no Ajmi has precedence over an Arab, No white
has precedence over a Black and no Black has precedence over a white, there is
no precedence but on the basis of Taqwa (piety).
From the above ahaadith it is clear that Quraish cannot be given precedence over others, if others have knowledge of Deen and are more righteous.
A Slave can also be an Ameer:
Allah's prophet (SallAllah-u-Alaihi-wa-Sallam) said: You should listen to and
obey your ruler even if he was an Ethiopian (black) slave whose head looks like
Muawiya (RadiAllahu Tala Anho) addressed the people and said: Oh people you
have given baiyah to me happily and willingly, however if you had given baiyah
to an Ethiopian slave maimed and disabled, I would have came and given baiyah to
such a slave with you…
When an Ameer (leader) has been appointed we cannot go about disobeying him or try to replace him as when appointed he is to be obeyed in matters of administration.
Muawiya (RadiAllahu Tala Anho) who narrated the hadith regarding Quraish being rulers, himself accepts when baiyah is already given then such an Ameer should be obeyed whether from any background.
So it is clear that the rule should remain in Quraish if they are worthy of it, whoever tries to take it away from them then Allah will repulse such people. However when an Ameer is appointed whether of any background then listen and obey such an Ameer.
Alhamdulillah the previous Ameer of Jamaat-ul-Muslimeen 'Masood Ahmad' was from the Quraish and so is the present Ameer 'Mohammad Ishtiaq', but they weren't made Ameer because they belonged to Quraish, but because of their knowledge of Deen and Taqwa, Allah is the best judge.
Unfortunately as there have been more then 1400 years since Prophet
(SallAllah-u-Alaihi-wa-Sallam) left us so there isn't a possible way for
verifying anyone's claim of being Quraishi until such a person is a relative of
Imam Mahdi who is yet to be seen.
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