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Is celebrating independence day in accordance to Islam?

Assalam o Alaikum to all my Muslim brothers, Darul uloom Deoband issued fatwa and instructed all madrasas to celebrate the independence day of the country. Now, I'm just a student of knowledge so ...
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According to Sunnis, what type of government is suggested by Islam?

Nowadays we have all prevalent forms of government in Islamic Ummah Muslim-majority countries: Autocracy/dictatorship (most common... Egypt, Bangladesh, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, ...) Absolute ...
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What is the most developed islamic country without fitnah and is suitable for hijrah? [closed]

question: what is the most developed modern islamic country that does not have that much fitnah in the sense of immorality, ( dressing of girls ) and the one who goes there can practise his/her ...
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Is there a difference between taxes and customs in Islam?

هل هناك دليل شرعي يخرج الضرائب من المكوس ذات العقوبة العظيمة في الإسلام؟ هل فرض النبي أو أحدا من الخلفاء دفع مال علي المسلمين غير الزكاة؟ Is there evidence that makes taxes different than customs ...
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Under Islamic rule, which legal matters can kuffar regulate within their own community?

As far as I understand it, in an Islamic state, sharia generally applies to kuffar as well, but some legal matters are left to the kuffar to regulate within their community (I think marital and ...
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Criteria to Follow a Caliphate/Emir of an Islamic Emirate/Government

I am non-Muslim history major student. I would like to know the criteria to determine a Caliphate. I would give an example of the very recent/last Caliphate in the Islamic world, i.e. the leader of ...
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How are Unbelievers, specifically Atheists and Agnostics, treated under an Islamic State?

I have always known that Ahl-Al Kittab (people of the book) are free to follow their religion according to their laws within the Islamic State respectfully while paying the Jizya. But what about ...
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May an Islamic state legislate the death penalty for non-sharia crimes?

Countries like Saudi Arabia have a number of capital offenses, some of which seem to extend beyond sharia law; e.g. the list on Wikipedia includes "espionage" and "drug smuggling". However, I don't ...
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Are jizya and zakat/sadqa the only sources for state finances in Islam?

As far as I know the Islamic state has mostly developed in the time of the caliphs and the later dynasties. But surely there must be some sources that might have guided and inspired what we now may ...
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Limits of the legislative powers of the caliph

In a comment to this answer, user Uma states (picking up an example about fizzy water I suggested): The limits ordained by religion are that the caliph shouldn't prevent doing an obligatory ...
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Does Islam have to be political?

It seems to me that there is no country with a muslim majority where Islam is not used for political reasons. All of them have at least a few laws forbidding sex before / out of marriage, alcohol, ...
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Do we have to change the name of the food which allegedly raises doubts?

My actual question is 'How do you react when an Islamic Department or any Islamic organizations decides to change names of few foods that had been existed or known for you for decades?' Here, the ...
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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 it permissible for non-Muslim dimmis to propagate their faith in an Islamic State?

Are dimmis allowed to propagate their faith? Are dimmis allowed to debate with Muslims regarding religion?
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Is Sharia Law only applicable to an Islamic state?

I heard somewhere that the legal system an framework of Sharia Law is only applicable in an Islamic state. My questions are: Is Sharia Law only applicable to an Islamic state? If so, what defines an ...
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Why are depictions of Mohammed approved of in Iran?

It is my understanding that most Muslims disapprove of depictions of the prophet Mohammed (which may even be coupled with disapproval of all depictions of humans). But I recently heard that things ...
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Is it allowed for an Islamic state to demand ransom from non-Muslims?

Is it allowed by Islam for an Islamic state to demand ransom from non-Muslims to return others taken as prisoners? Do they need to be formally at war?
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Does Islam require that its followers enforce Islamic Government ruled by Sharia? [duplicate]

I would like to learn more about any Islamic precepts which mandate that Muslims organize their society as an Islamic state governed by the Sharia. Are there such precepts and where are they (Quran/...
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Agreement between a non-Islamic State with an Islamic state?

I understand that a non-Islamic state could come to a agreement with a Islamic state near to it. It's in Quran as I heard. So could somebody please explain more about it. What are the conditions that ...
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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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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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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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How can Shi'a Muslims know which Imam to follow?

All factions of Shi'a Muslims, despite their myriad differences, agree on the fundamental concept of Imamah: That the authority of leading the Islamic state is divinely-granted, and that not following ...
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How does Iran justify women in the police force? (Shia View)

This wikipedia article mentions that some 400 women joined the Iranian police force between 1979 and 2003. This answer gives a pretty good explanation of women working outside the home. It seems to ...
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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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What is the definition of an Islamic Country?

Is there a definition for it? What should an Islamic country's government do so that we call it Islamic? In what way is a Islamic government different from any other government?