Questions tagged [politics]

Activities associated with the governance of a country or area.

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What are counter arguments for those who do not admit to the laws of a secular countries?

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 our country. Usually these brothers ...
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What are the origins of Shia and Sunni division?

Can anyone tell me about the origins of Shia and Sunni division? Why were two different groups of Muslims created? Allah didn't send us to live divided. No verse of Quran or Hadith suggest that as ...
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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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Is it a sin to protest against your leader? What is the proper way to protest?

I have seen this question but it is not answered Is it a sin to protest against your leader? Because the leader is the one who is selected by Allah on nation and people have to follow him. There ...
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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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Can a Muslim vote for non-Muslim governors or presidents?

Many Muslim clerics wants to get rid Ahok, a christian governor of Jakarta. They quoted Al Maidah 51. They said that Muslims must pick non Muslim leaders. That means, they said, Muslims in Jakarta ...