SALAAM, LET ME SHARE A BEAUTIFUL POST FROM A LONDON BASED WEBSITE (www.hizb.org.uk)
Electing is giving the power of attorney (authority) to someone to do things on your behalf and is halaal (permitted) in general....
However, in secular democracy electing or voting means to give someone – man or woman – the authority to make laws instead of Allah, denying His (swt) sole right to make laws that manage our lives. This is categorically forbidden (haram).
La Ilaha Illa Allah means Worship, Legislation, Ruling, Obedience, Loyalty and friendship are only with Almighty Allah (swt) alone. No one worthy of worship except Him, no one worthy of obedience except Him, no one has the right to legislate except Him, no rules worthy of implementation except His Divine Rules, we’re only loyal to Him and no one is our friend except Him alone (swt) and the Believers.
“Indeed legislation (ruling, judgment, command) is only for Allah; He has commanded that you shall not serve aught but Him; this is the right religion but most people do not know” (TMQ 12:40)
“Or have they partners (of Allah) who have made lawful for them in religion that which Allah allowed not? (TMQ 42:21)
To legislate or make rules by other than what Allah (swt) has revealed is absolutely forbidden. Allah (swt) gives His law the superiority, and commands that it should be implemented to rule between people and solve their problems. Furthermore, He (swt), the Supreme, describes those who do not rule by His Shariah to be the disbelievers, oppressors or transgressors.
“And whoever did not judge by what Allah revealed, those are they that are the disbelievers …oppressors… transgressors” (TMQ 5:44,45,47) )
In addition, our Iman is not complete unless we seek judgment and ruling by that which the Prophet (saw) has brought from Allah (swt)
“But no! by your Lord! they do not believe (in reality) until they make you a judge of that which has become a matter of disagreement among them, and then do not find any straitness in their hearts as to what you have decided and submit with entire submission” (TMQ 4:65)
By voluntarily voting in a democratic system based on a secular constitution we willingly choose and authorise humans to legislate and legalise evil (Munkar) and rule according to it. We authorise –willingly and happily- humans to implement a system that is known for its corruption in all aspects of life; political, economic, social, educational…etc. Not only that, but we also –willingly- authorise and request them to protect and preserve this kufr (man-made) system and this way of life!
Accordingly, based on clear cut evidences from the Quran, participation in the general election is a clear Haraam act, as it compromises the foundation of the Islamic Aqeedah.
O’ Muslims, in addition to this, we came to say something else. This is a deceptive plan where elections are attempts to integrate Muslims – encouraging us to vote and assimilate into the prevailing western culture.
O’ Muslims, although some of us may be mistakenly seeking to vote as a means of “helping” or “benefiting” the Muslims who live in Britain or elsewhere, the fact remains that a Haraam action brings no true and lasting benefits according to the Islamic criteria of Jannah and Jahannam. Voting for the man-made laws is clearly Haraam and contradictory to “politics” illustrated in the noble Sunnah of the Prophet (saw).
O’ Muslims, we must protect and strengthen our loyalties to each other as a Muslim Ummah that is “distinct” and “unique” from all the rest of mankind. Each Muslim must preserve his/her loyalty and alliance exclusively for Allah (swt), His Messenger (saw), and the Believers among the Muslims.
“And the believers, men and women, are protecting friends (allies) one of another” (TMQ 9:71)
“And incline (or accept) not to those who do wrong, or the Fire will seize you; and you have no protectors other than Allah, nor shall you be helped” (TMQ 11:113)
O’ Muslims, we must ask ourselves some tough questions about voting and other forms of participation in the upcoming elections:
1. How can a Muslim choose a LEGISLATOR or any other human being over Allah thereby disqualifying Him (swt) as the sole Ruler and Legislator?
2. How can a Muslim who claims to believe in Allah (swt) and follow His Messenger (saw) abandon the noble Sunnah of The Prophet (saw), to support the corrupt secular capitalism?
3. How many more times will Muslims choose the “lesser of two evils” and continue producing the Blairs and Browns of this world who mercilessly bomb and brutalize our brothers and sisters overseas?
4. How much longer will the Muslims claim to “show the good of Islam” and “give dawah” by voting for the kufr and corrupt system rather than conveying the noble Message of Islam according to the method of The Prophet (saw)?
O’ Muslims, we must refuse to legitimize these Haraam (forbidden) activities of supporting “evil” or “more evil” candidates to rule by kufr. Moreover, we must insist on saving ourselves and our society by shifting all of our attention, energy, loyalty, and money toward the struggle to make Islam supreme.
This can be done by following the Sunnah of The Prophet (saw) to strengthen ourselves and our families with clarity, confidence, and conviction about protecting our Islamic identity, strengthening the Muslims, teaching our children and family about our way of life, supporting Islamic activism, joining the “political” work to resume the Islamic way of life and all the other blessed actions ordered and rewarded by Allah (swt).
O’ Muslims, the only way we can guarantee our true benefits, in this life and the next one, is by adhering to the divine Sharia rules, as it will be the criterion on the Day of Judgment. Nothing and no one could harm us except by the will and decree of Allah (swt).
We will continue to engage in this Da’wah work for the resumption of the Islamic way of life in this so-called “mother of all democracies” and invite you to join this work so we may be successful in this life and the hereafter.
“O you who believe! Answer Allah (by obeying Him) and (His) Messenger when he (saw) calls you to that which will give you life” (TMQ 8:24)