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  1. Asalaamu alaykum,

    What is your definition of Democracy and does it contradict the basis of Islam

  2. What do you think of an Independent Muslim running to be an MP as we see during this years election?

    Will this divide the Muslim vote instead of uniting and mobilising the Muslim vote?

  3. this is just a general question about politics so if you don’t have time you don’t need to answer it. I study politics at uni and sometimes topics regarding Islam, free speech (case study of charlie hebdo), terrorism in relation to the the current strategy use to prevent it. when these topics come up in essays or seminars i feel like I have to avoid them due to the prevent strategy and the suspicion of Muslims it creates. how would you deal with this situation if you were in my place?

  4. how important is it for young brothers and sisters to get involved in politics and not just the election

  5. due to the first past the post system a lot of brothers who i speak to that say they don’t vote say its because it doesnt make a difference. is there any evidence that voting does make a difference

  6. this is a question for shaykh haitham. is it permissible to take part in campaigning for any party?

  7. Salaams Sheikh,

    In you article “Is Voting Really Haram?” you mention ”
    Selecting one of these parties ultimately endorse their policies that are based on man-made laws (kufr law).
    This is not necessarily the case for the following reason: choosing an option means that you endorse it only if there are better options offered. But if the other choice is worse, then you are actually endorsing the difference between this option and the one that is less harmful. Take for example eating un-slaughtered meat for a starving person, he is allowed (or even obliged) to do so, yet does that mean that he is endorsing eating un-slaughtered meat?

    In this example, a person has to eat, abstaining from eating is not possible. Could you offer another example where it is permissible to do what is ordinarily haram even though you have the option of abstaining?

    ws

  8. How can participation in a democracy be allowed when the core principle behind democracy is saying that the majority opinion of the people should decide the legislation whereas Muslims believe legislation is for Allah SWT alone.

    NB: I not asking about voting in a general sense, I am asking about participation in a democracy.

  9. 1. Is it allowed to join a political party. So although many scholars have said it’s allowed to vote for secular parties does that mean it’s allowed to join these secular parties as well?

    2. Are we allowed to campaign for secular parties. Arguing for their policies and not just simply calling for Muslims to vote for a particular party because of the benefit this will accrue for Muslims?

    3. Is it allowed to stand as an mp representing one of the secular parties?

    4. Is democracy compatible with Islam. Some argue that democracy is kufr and to work to implement it would contradict Islamic shariah?

  10. I don’t believe in democracy or capitalism so what am I voting for? Or is the whole thing just strategic to choose the lesser of the two evils because we are in a such a weak positions politically?

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