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Is public disclosure of wealth prohibited in Islam? Is there any evidence in the sunnah?

ISLAM FORBIDS PUBLIC DISCLOSURE OF WEALTH: PAS The tabling of motion [to compel members of parliament to declare their assets] met with objections from opposition MPs. PAS deputy president ...
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Is there any concept of democracy in Islam?

As we know that Islam is a complete quote of life. I heard that there is no concept of democracy in Islam. Is it true?
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Is it mandatory to follow an Imam?

I have some question based on the following hadith from Sahih Muslim: One who withdraws his band from obedience (to the Amir) will find no argument (in his defence) when he stands before Allah on ...
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Selection of the ruler!

There is a hadith or is it Quranic ayat which says 'don't select those as ruler who have intentions to be rulers'? Please give reference.
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From the Salafi understanding of Islamic law, how was participation in the 2011-2012 Egyptian elections justified? [closed]

One of the well-known positions of the Salafi movement is political quietism - avoiding participation in politics, with some even holding that elections and democracy are prohibited in Islam. Yet in ...
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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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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 ...
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Are Islam and classless society mutually exclusive?

Are classless societies and Islam mutually exclusive? I believe that this is one of the major hurdles of communism; that the only easy way to remove socioreligious classes would be to ban religion, ...
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Am I allowed to vote a woman into power? [closed]

I have read that it is not permissible, but I have also seen many good examples of Female Political Leaders. Is there a final word on this? Perhaps an explanation of the first article that removes all ...
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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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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 Muslims be “forceful” and “merciful” at the same time?

Allah, the exalted, says in the Quran: مُّحَمَّدٌ رَّسُولُ اللَّـهِ ۚ وَالَّذِينَ مَعَهُ أَشِدَّاءُ عَلَى الْكُفَّارِ رُحَمَاءُ بَيْنَهُمْ ۖ [الفتح-48] Sahih International Translation: ...
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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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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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Are there different duties when living in a non-Islamic country?

If I'm not living in an 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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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? [closed]

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 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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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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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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Is Islam a political or a non-political religion?

Is Islam a political religion? If so, what elements of it make it political? Does Islam have a political system in itself for governing people? Please provide reference to verses of the Quran in ...