Unlike Islamists, the Hizmet does not divide the world into two -- dar al-harb and dar al-Islam
-- but sees it as a single entity which is dar al-Hizmet, meaning that Muslims can and actually must reside peacefully everywhere in the world and continually serve human kind by being good people and by investing their money, time, energy and endeavor into education, dialogue, media, publication, medicine and philanthropy.
Wednesday's edition of Islamic State's online French-language magazine, Dar Al-Islam
, ran an edition on the attacks in Paris and included an interview with a woman who it said was Coulibaly's wife, although her name was not given.
As a civilization and a religion, Islam envisions the optimal world order very differently -- as a caliphate, in which faith and government are united and peace prevails throughout the Dar al-Islam
, or house of Islam.
While the financial duties imposed on non-Muslims are al Jizyah - (levied on persons/ poll tax), al Kharaj (on the ground), and al 'Ushor (means one-tenth) customs duties levied on domestic and foreign trade if transmitted from one place to another in Dar al-Islam
(house/abode of Islam) .
One remarkable feature of the new scene is the dissolution of old geographical boundaries: the pursuit of Islamic sciences is no longer limited to the traditional lands of Islam; dar al-Islam
has expanded to encompass the entire globe.
The draft, in the tradition of Sudanese precedents, begins with a series of definitions: "Sudan is a united Islamic state that exercises sovereignty over all the regions within its territory, and where the dictates of Dar al-Islam
apply"; "Islam is the religion of the state, a faith, a path and a way of life"; "Arabic is the official language of the state"; "Sudan is part of the Moslem Umma and a member of regional and international organisations".
On one side is the dar al-Islam
, literally the "realm of submission," the parts of the world governed by Sharia, Islamic law as they interpret it.
750), the Dar al-Islam
would stretch from the Iberian Peninsula in the west to the Indian borders in the east.
Once the center of Dar al-Islam
(the abode of Islam), Baghdad has been a center of violent conflict since 2003 because of the ongoing Iraq war.
We, in the West, do not legislate for the Dar al-Islam
(the Muslim realm).
These arrogant boasts, like his pledges to export the corrupt political system that helped him come to power in America--he calls it "democracy"--to the Dar al-Islam
all proved to be delusions.
Cragg also has a message for Muslims, which addresses the notion--deep-rooted in the history of Islamic thought--that the world is divided into Dar al-Islam
(the Abode of Islam, where Muslims and Islam prevail) and Dar al-Harb (the Abode of War, against which jihad is licit and standard).