Center for the Study of Political Islam International

The Five Principles

Islam’s Trilogy of sacred texts is comprised of the Koran, the Hadith, examples from Mohammed’s life, and the Sira, his biography. When the Trilogy is sorted and analyzed, it becomes apparent that five principles are the foundation of Islam.

  • All of Islam is based upon the Trilogy—the Koran, the Sira (Mohammed’s biography) and the Hadith (his Traditions).
  • Most of the Islamic doctrine is political, not religious.
  • Islam divides the world into Muslims and Kafirs (non-Muslims)
  • Political Islam always has two different ways to treat Kafirs—dualistic ethics. Kafirs can be abused in the worst ways or they can be treated like a good neighbor.
  • Kafirs must submit to Islam in all politics and public life. Every aspect of Kafir civilization must submit to Political Islam.

These Five Principles can be put in five words—Trilogy, politics, Kafirs, dualism and submission. These five words bring clarity and ease of learning about Political Islam.

Up until now, Islam has been hard to understand because it seemed complex and contradictory. But once you see how the Five Principles work, everything falls into place. Complexity becomes simplicity. Chaos becomes order.

All CSPII materials are based on these Five Principles.

You can read more on these Five Principles here:

  1. The Trilogy: Islam is not only the Koran – it is also the Sunna of Mohammed, found in his biography (the Sira) and his traditions (the Hadith). The Koran, the Sira and the Hadith define Islam. Islamic law is derived from these texts.
  2. Political Islam: The doctrine that relates to Kafirs (non-Muslims) and demands political (not religious) domination. The Koran devotes 64% of its text to the Kafir.
  3. Kafir: Islamic doctrine divides the world into those who believe in Mohammed and Allah (Muslims) and those who do not (Kafirs). Kafirs are subject to a different moral code from Muslims and can be robbed, murdered, tortured, enslaved, crucified and more.
  4. Dualism: All contradictory verses in the Koran are dealt with through abrogation – the later verse is better or stronger than the earlier verse. However, since they are the perfect words of Allah, all are true – thus, we have dualistic logic where two contradictory facts can both be true.
  5. Submission: Islam means submission and Muslim means one who has submitted. However, submission is political, as well as religious: Islam demands that Kafirs submit in every aspect of public life. Every part of Kafir culture is an offense to Allah.