Absolutely they should!
Contrary to popular belief, God (through His Quran) promotes a democratic system where participation of all citizens is encouraged and facilitated (58:11). Furthermore, He requires election of officials based on qualifications and principles of justice (4:58), and consultation and representation in public affairs (42:38).
58:11 O ...
Are elections, to choose your leader, allowed in Islam?
Scholars have agreed and are not in difference, that election is 100% valid when restricted to the Ahlul Hulli Al Uqd (أهل الحل والعقد) who are the group which has the power the choose and give Bay'ah to the Imam, and take it away. Scholars have differed when it comes to election when made general for ...
elections are not allowed in Islam
In front of Allah all human are equal. Color of skin, wealth, family or any other kind of status, has no meaning in Islam. A big show of this rule can bee seen during Hajj, when millions of muslims from every cornor of the world come dressed in simple white clothing and pray side by side.
Quran clearly states ...
Ali was appointed caliph by accepting the ba'yah of the Sahabah in Medinah, similar to the appointment of Abu Bakr. Tabari records various accounts of this in his Tarikh (english translation).
If you mean 'elected' as in modern democracies, then polling the opinion of every single Muslim in the entire Islamic state would be nigh impossible at that time, as ...
In Islam, it is mandated that a person wanting to be a muslim must disbeleive and reject thaghuth (Negation) and beleive in Allah (affirmation).These are the two conditions of shahaadah also apparent by the term "Lailaha Illallah" (There is no god- negation) (Except Allah- Affirmation).
"So whoever disbelieves in Taghoot and believes in Allah has grasped ...
TL;DR: It seems awfully strict to consider it disbelief. For it to be disbelief, one would need to be convinced that God's ruling is incorrect, and have an intention of disbelief.
1. Al-Azhar University prepared The Response (pdf, URL), which discusses a fatwa in relation to this topic:
A question was asked about the rulings that contradict [the
Is it allowed?
Yes/No. Ultimately yes.
Are you allowed to choose who will be the prophet? Who will be prophet's successor? Absolutely not. Why? Because normal people can't see what's inside a person's heart. That knowledge only belongs to Allah.
وَاللَّهُ عَلِيمٌ بِذَاتِ الصُّدُورِ
And Allah is Knowing of that
within the hearts.
The problem with this question is that you created a false dichotomy between either forcefully turning a non-Muslim country into an Islamic state or moving to an Islamic country. There are two main problems with this dichotomy. Islam does not mandate that one should forcefully turn a non-Muslim country into an Islamic state. And there are no Islamic ...
First there are many Islamic opinions which consider Democracy to be Shirk.
An excerpt from the fatwa at Islamqa says:
Undoubtedly the democratic system is one of the modern forms of shirk,
in terms of obedience and following, or legislation, as it denies the
sovereignty of the Creator and His absolute right to issue laws, and
ascribes that right ...