Activities associated with the governance of a country or area.

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Islamic basis for a theory of government?

I just read this question which asks "What kind of government is suggested by Islam? Democracy or Kingdom or …?" However, I thought it seems a little too broad or opinion-based at such level, ...
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What is the definition of politics?

As is known, Islam is it's own politics, and we can split politics into two categories, politics which is in accordance with Sharia (سياسة شرعية) and politics not in accordance with the Sharia (سياسة ...
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How can the muslims be “forceful” and “merciful” according to the noble Quran considering the present situation of the world?

Allah, the exalted, says in the noble Quran as such: مُّحَمَّدٌ رَّسُولُ اللَّـهِ ۚ وَالَّذِينَ مَعَهُ أَشِدَّاءُ عَلَى الْكُفَّارِ رُحَمَاءُ بَيْنَهُمْ ۖ [الفتح-48] Sahih ...
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Elections and Democracy in islam

Are elections, to choose your leader, allowed in Islam? I have been reading some contradictory opinions on this, on the one hand we have the so called fundamentalists who label it as un-islamic and ...
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Poverty and islam: should we accept being poor?

I was talking with my friend last time about poverty in the world and he said: "Allah gives what he wants to who he wants, we should just accept that". But if someone exploits another via employment ...
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Living in a non-muslim country

If I'm not living in a islamic country; do I have different duties and efforts to realize than in an islamic country?
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Why does Islam mandate Sharia law be enforced by government law?

I understand that it's a doctrine of the Islamic faith and believed in Islam to be mandated by the prophet Muhammad pbuh. But this makes me curious about few things: In Islam, is a person's ...
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Should Muslims in a secular democracy try to make it an Islamic state?

Related to this question: Should Muslims who live in a secular democracy (like the United States) attempt to turn the country into an Islamic state? For example, should Muslims support ammendments to ...
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Can Jews and Christians be taken as friends?

Can Jews and Christians be taken as Awliyaa(friends) as per Quranic verse 5:51 : O YOU who have attained to faith! Do not take the Jews and the Christians for your awliya : they are but awliya of ...
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How can an Islamic leadership be established in today's time?

What are the practical steps to take or what activism is necessary to Establish an Islamic leadership on the lines of the first few leaders of Islamic Ummah namely Muhammad pbuh, AbuBakr RA, Umar RA, ...
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Is there any Islamic reason to prevent women from voting?

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 ...
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What is the appropriate response of someone outside a Muslim country during a war?

I have seen this question on the Judaism.StackExchange: What is the appropriate response of someone outside Israel during a war? Jewish people living outside Israel feel responsibility to help the ...
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What are counter arguments for those who do not admit to the laws of a secular country?

I am from a secular country; our constitution has no element of sharia law in it. Sometimes I see that our brothers do not respect and do not follow the laws of the our country. Usually these ...
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Did Muawiyah ibn Abi Sufyan become the ruler of Muslims in a legitimate way?

Muawiyah ibn Abi Sufyan ruled Islamic Caliphate from 661 till 680. Did he come to the power in a legitimate way (according to Quran and hadith)? I am only interested in the views of Sunni Muslim ...
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Must the Ummah be one in matters of politics?

I understand that the Prophet's body of believer is to be One, just as God is one. Does this extend to all matters of politics? In other words, is it a requirement that Muslims, say, vote for a ...
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is Islam a political religion or a non-political religion?

what elements in Islam make it political or non-political? please provide Quran verses about your answer. this question means does Islam has political system inside itself for governing people?