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Voting is not Islamic Shuraa – Shaykh Saalih Fawzan

November 4, 2012

Voting is not Islamic Shuraa
Explained by Shaykh Fawzan


O noble Shaykh, may Allah give you success. Is it permissible to participate in elections and voting that are based upon democracy and man-made laws?

Shaykh Fawzan:

This is not from the actions of the Muslims. The action of the Muslims is for the scholars firm in knowledge to give the pledge of alliance to the one who is suitable to be the leader and by this he becomes the leader. And the people follow their decision; the people follow the decision of the scholars who are firm in knowledge, from the scholars and judges. It is not a must that everyone has a vote. This is the system of the west not the system of Islam.

Translated by Rasheed ibn Estes Barbee

Video Courtesy: Eesa Ibn Roy

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