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While women are welcomed to vote in many Islamic countries, it seems some Islamic countries still do not let women to vote.

I believe allowing women to participate in making decision about their future is essential according to the Islamic justice.

What is the reasoning of the countries preventing women to vote? Is there any Islamic reason to prevent women to vote, or it's just a cultural/political issue?

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Which countries? I just know Saudi Arabia. – rowman Nov 28 '12 at 17:16
I did not mention any specific country to keep the question general. – Ali Nov 28 '12 at 17:36
It should be cultural, I guess. – owari Nov 28 '12 at 18:29
A better form of the question would be... why in Islam should women be allowed to partake in government? – Hanif Nov 28 '12 at 20:07
@Hanif Your title contains an answer implicitly, while I am asking if it is allowed or not. – Ali Nov 28 '12 at 21:16
up vote 6 down vote accepted

No, there is no Islamic rule that prevents Muslim women from voting. But some eastern cultures are trying to impose their cultural limitations and cover them with fake religious causes to force people to accept those limitations...

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Those who ban women voting must have some logic. – muslim1 Jan 16 '13 at 21:40
What is the logic of preventing some humans and allowing others? – Drycola Jan 16 '13 at 22:14
@Drycola here we only accept answers that have citations. Please provide your citations. – مجاهد Jan 16 '13 at 22:22
@Drycola in your book, it might be non Islamic but they might have some logic to ban women voting. Unless you provide strong evidence that you are correct. – muslim1 Jan 16 '13 at 22:24
@Drycola You may complete your answers by providing some Ayah or Hadith about similar rights for men and women. – Ali Jan 16 '13 at 23:18

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