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This is something a lot of people unfortunately indulge in. They seek to go against the law and become lawless, claiming their religion as an excuse to do this. Islam is very clear about this; everything from tax evasion to vigilantism. In the Qur'an, Allah says: O you who have believed, fulfill [all] contracts. [...] [Surah Ma'ida, verse 1]1. The ...


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Firstly, Mu'awiyah (radiallahu anhu) is considered by sunnis as first king of muslims though he was called khalifah. The word "khalifah" simply means successor. The Permanent Committee for Scholarly Research and Verdicts were asked the question: The Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wasallam) said: "The khilaafah after me is thirty years, then there will be ...


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No, there is no Islamic rule that prevents Muslim women from voting. But some eastern cultures are trying to impose their cultural limitations and cover them with fake religious causes to force people to accept those limitations.


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Can anyone tell me about the Origin of Shia and Sunni? Shia Shiite Shi’ite Shii'te Shīʿah Shi’ite Shi’ites Shias all are the same word for شيعه which means follower [of someone]/ sect. In Shia/Sunni debates means "Shia of Ali". Shia is not limited to Shia of Ali S.A. and for example Shia of Muaviyeh existed in past but later only Shia of Ali S.A. remained ...


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Shia View Imam Khomeini the leader of the Iran Islamic Revolution (who was an Jafari Fiqh Mujtahid also) said in a Fatwa: obeying governmental laws of a country is Wajib (Obligatory). Not only Islamic governments, but all governments. While he was exiled to France by Shah of Iran he did not eat meat for a long time because the meat there was not Halal. ...


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Good question(s)! The answer will depend on a number of things. Firstly, whether the question is being asked in context of an "Islamic" state, or a Muslim-majority state, or Muslims living as a minority. In the first case, politics is seen as a way of going about achieving the goals and purposes of the Islamic state, which is to legislate by what God has ...


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Islam is not a personal religion. The Islamic laws cover social issues (e.g. marriage), economic issues (e.g. permissible trades, inheritance, taxation), judicial and legal issues (punishment for crimes like murder and theft), political issues (e.g. war), and so on. Many of these laws are explicitly stated in Quran (e.g. see the second half of البقره)....


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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 ...


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It's important to recognize here that there were two major periods in Muhammad's ministry: The Makkan period, where Muslims lived under non-Muslim rule The Madinan period, where Muhammad had the power to impose Muslim rule Much of the Mekkan period was as you describe, where the state did nothing to watch over Muslim behavior (not insofar as ensuring it ...


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Before answering one must be aware that voting or not at the end is a private decision! On the meaning of 5:51 There's a relation between verse 5:51 and verses such as 3:28, 3:118 for the last verse imam al-Qurtobi in his tafsir said that scholars are in consensus that it isn't right to take the disbelievers, Jews, Christians, people following wrong ...


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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 ...


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The religion, Islam, born from the Book, Qur'an, but sects, Shi'a, Sunni and others are born from "history" of Islam. There is no debate on the Book, Qur'an, but there is a lot of debate on "history". If you wipe out whole history the religion, Islam, will stand through Qur'an but all sects will be wiped out as well. A large part history of world is ...


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Basically the definition of politics in Islam is not so much of out of Islam. But the source of laws for political laws are different. In Islam the sources of political laws are the Qur'an and authentic hadith. But in out of Islam the source of political laws are different theories made by humans. In fact in Islam the source of Islamic laws are God and out ...


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In short, yes a muslim can vote for a non muslim governor/president. For a detailed answer continue to read: The answer here would depend on many factors I'd say. Now, in your case it seems you live in a muslim majority country (Indonesia). So that would be a very hugh factor in the answer. But I am not going to answer in according to that, because I do ...


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There are a few ahadith that go ahead with the meaning you quoted: Two men from my tribe and I entered upon the Prophet. One of the two men said to the Prophet, "O Allah's Messenger (ﷺ)! Appoint me as a governor," and so did the second. The Prophet (ﷺ) said, "We do not assign the authority of ruling to those who ask for it, nor to those who are keen to ...


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In Islam there be concept of Khilafat. The only authority who can make laws is Allah, and the Khalifah is only there as custodian to enforce those laws. People must submit to these laws whether they like them or not. In democracy laws are made by the vote of the majority of people or their representatives, whatever the majority agrees upon is declared ...


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The article quotes the following verse: Men are in charge of women by [right of] what Allah has given one over the other and what they spend [for maintenance] from their wealth. So righteous women are devoutly obedient, guarding in [the husband's] absence what Allah would have them guard. [4:34] It is clear from the context that men means husbands ...


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I think your approach to politics and Islam is not right. Islam does not define a political system and it is not concerned with any particular type of system. Islam came to purify human beings. This purification is required in personal as well as social matters. This purification is required in thought, speech, and actions. Some things are common among ...


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First of all, let me present to you some other translations of the same verse: Muhammad is the messenger of Allah. And those with him are hard against the disbelievers and merciful among themselves. Thou (O Muhammad) seest them bowing and falling prostrate (in worship), seeking bounty from Allah and (His) acceptance.... -- M. M. Pickthall ...


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Refer to this verse 11:6 Allah provisions all creatures. But it doesn't mean poverty. Allah wants us to go out of the house for making money for our households from Halal ways. We have many Hadiths which show that how we can make our provision more and by what sins our provision goes less. I couldn't find the related Hadith in English. But I will put the ...


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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 ...


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They should make Dua' for them, for Dua' is a very powerful worship, those who make Dua' for their brothers and sisters while they not know it there is an Angel who will pray the same for you, Source. Other than this there is little one can do for Muslim countries at war. To clarify a bit, there is no such thing as Muslim countries only countries whos ...


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In any land where the sharia is not applied wholistically this can be regarded as secular, if you are a citizen you cannot abide by any law that contradicts Islam i.e. in France and other countries there are hijab bans this definitely contradicts Islam so you cannot abide by that law and must reject it! Similarly other laws in secular countries not so ...


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Allah SWT describes Islam as been a deen in the Qur'an, an accurate translation of which is "a way of life." To submit to Allah is to live life and worship Him the way He wants us to. As such, Islam includes directives to us about conducting ourselves as a society. Politics and government are not exactly synonyms of each other. I would say there are more ...


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