An Islamic Conceptualization of Political Obligation

Lily Yulyadi,


This paper attempts to delinate the concept of obidience in relation to political obligation from an Islamic perspective. By means of analytical approach from the Qur 'an and Hadith as well as the traditional practices of the piuos caliphs, this paper argues that citizens have poliiicial obligation to obey those who are in authority. This obligation is dynamic, in the sense that Islam acknowledges obedience to people in authority with a condition they comply to the shari'ah.

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