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Question # : 2476


What's the proof for living under the law of the country you live in as long as it does not contradict Shariah? And which laws of the Mushrikeen-e-Mecca did our beloved Prophet Muhammad (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) obey to?

Answer : 2476

Published on: Jan 21, 2008

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

(Fatwa: 702/686=L)


It is narrated in Hadith: المسلمون عند شروطھم (او کما قال علیہ السلام), Muslims should keep the agreements they make. And we have been prohibited to revolt: ونھِینا عن غدر و غلول (الدر المختار: 6/212) (We have been commanded to refrain from rebellion and cheating.) Therefore, one should abide by the law of one?s country until it contradicts the Shariah.


(2) First, there was no government. Secondly, had there been any tribal system, then you should point out the examples which were in opposition with Shariah and the Prophet (peace be upon him) did not oppose it.

Allah knows Best!

Darul Ifta,
Darul Uloom Deoband

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