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Question # : 5024


Asalamwalakum , sir i have many question regarding politics for that i want fatwa as per holy Quran, Hadish and sariet . My question is given below 1. what is the meaning of voting ? 2. can we vote for a criminal, drinker ( Sarabi ) and rapist ? 3. if a party have theier constitution on the basis of Gandhi , Lohia Or other people , we can vote for them ? 4. if a party have their constitution on the basis of Holy Quran ,we can vote for that party? 5. We have many party for vote in election out of one is on the basis of Holy Quran and other on the basis of other historical people ( Hindus ) , which is right for vote . 6.If a person know the activity of Bhartiya Janta Party and he is giving their vote for B.J.P. he is Muslim , Munafik or non muslim ? 7. we have two people for voting one is from the party which is on the basis of Holy Quran but this people is non muslims but he is saying that i will work as per holy Quran and other people is muslim which is from othet parties and the history of these parties is anti muslims which person is right for vote? please give Fatwa as soon as possible.

Answer : 5024

Published on: Aug 11, 2008

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

(Fatwa: 1176/149=B/1429)  


India is not an Islamic country but it is a democratic and secular country. Hence it is out of place to look its politics in Islamic perspective and test the parties and political leaders on the principles of the Quran and Hadith. This method would bring nothing except disturbance and confusion. However, one should vote to the party and leader who is better in the favour of Muslims and the country. The status of vote is as testimony and witness; so it is the responsibility of every Muslim should utilize it as much as possible correctly. The vote should not be kept back.

Allah knows Best!

Darul Ifta,
Darul Uloom Deoband

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