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Is it preferable that a Muslim living in a secular democracy try to make it an Islamic state, rather than move to a Islamic state?

In this question asking if a Muslim living in a democracy should turn it into an Islamic state, most of the answers seem to agree that the answer is yes, they should. But my question is, why is this ...
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Are elections, to choose your leader, allowed 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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Was Ali ibn Abu Talib elected as caliph by the Umma

After Othman ibn Affan, the 3rd caliph, was assassinated, did the ummah elect Ali ibn Abu Talib, the prophet's cousin and son in law, to be the next caliph in an election?
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What is the best way to govern a country according to Islam?

I have read elections are not allowed in Islam (for example, here: https://islamqa.info/en/98134 ). Nevertheless, I would like to have more proofs and understand why. Of course, any government must ...
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Is my statement an expression of disbelief?

I was once listening to a ruler of a non muslim nation saying that " I will give the power to the people of this country" And i said to myself that "no you will eat it up all by yourself'. Is this ...
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Is Obeying law of your country shirk?

I was reading up on shirk and came across this. http://from.the.depths.of.darkness.into.light.over-blog.com/article-answer-on-the-ambiguity-about-the-obedience-and-following-in-shirk-122974582.html ...
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What's the limit of democracy in Islam?

Suppose there is a country with Islamic government, if there was an election and 60% of the people voted for a secular government for example, would the Islamic government give up power or not?
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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 ...