The astounding advise given to Shaykh Dr. Abdalqadir as-Sufi by Shaykh al-Fayturi upon his emergence from khalwa,
“Where is there to go after Mecca, except Madina,”
The Deen, as it is declared in a renowned Hadith, is MU‘AMALAT. In other words Islam while making supreme governance Khilafa, as categorically insisted on by Imam al‐Qurtubi, leaves the issue of local governance an open matter. What is non‐negotiable is the Deen itself. And the Deen is Mu‘amalat.
Islam is transactional.
All ‘Ibada, the first half of the Deen, is expressed in fiduciary metaphor, debt, profit, gain, loss – all these indicate the spiritual transaction.
All Fiqh regulates every single fiduciary event as a spiritual metaphor.
It is in its totality a socio‐financial system devoid of usury, abhorring stored wealth, inviting expenditure, and looking on debt as dreadful. He, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, supplicated to Allah: “O Allah, I seek refuge with you from all wrong actions, and from being in debt.” Someone remarked: “How often you seek refuge from debt.” He said, “When a man is in debt, he will speak and lie, promise and break his promise.”
The present kafir system of banking capitalism has plunged the whole world’s population into debt.
The text of a series of discourses delivered by Shaykh Dr. Abdalqadir as-Sufi in Tucson, Arizona and later in Madrid, Spain on this ‘Root Islamic Education’ in the Madhhab of Madina, the Madhhab of Umar, which was recorded by Imam Malik in his great text the Muwwata, as well as several other important articles, books and papers have been made available to read below.