The Rightly Guided Caliphs - Ahmad Zidan
Title: The Rightly Guided Caliphs
Author: Ahmad Zidan
Publisher: Islamic Inc
Binding: Paperback, 275
Islam is a practical Religion and does not indulge in idle speculations and futile theorizations. Its concept of faith is not a mere profession of belief, but the very mainspring of life. Righteous conduct must must flow from the belief in God. The religion is something to be lived, as not an object of mere verbal eulogising and lip service. The political system of Islam is entirely different from other stems, such as democracy, communism or that of absolute monarchy. Islam is based upon the spiritual and moral foundations of Divine Revelation, however it is not a theocracy per se, in that it does not confer Divine Rights upon any elected or hereditary individual or party.
The Caliphate is essentially an entrustment whereby Mankind conduct their lives according to the Will of God and administer His Law within the limits given by God Almighty. A detailed and serious study of the lives of the Rightly Guided Caliphs enables us to understand and follow Islamic teachings to their ultimate extent. Their lives open before us a treasure of knowledge and experience about the Islamic system of life which offers the only real solution to the present and future problems of humanity.