Shirk of Democracy and Voting




Surah An-Nisa’-4:60. 

Have you seen those (hyprocrites) who claim that they believe in that which has been sent down to you,

and that which was sent down before you, and they wish to go for judgement (in their disputes) to the Taghut (false judges, etc.) while they have been ordered to reject them

But Shaitan (Satan) wishes to lead them far astray.



What many believe?

Many Muslims believe that it is an obligation to vote for a secular state and support the parties and institutions which promulgate the laws of that state. Such acts reflect the support for democracy,  its institutions, and its laws


Tawheed Al Hakamiyah

The act of voting, pledging alliance, allegiance and support for any system, ideology, rule of law, other than what Allah subhana wa taala has revealed, and what Sunnah has prescribed is SHIRK !

Tawheed al Hakamiyyah means acknowledging that legislation is for Allah subhana wa taala alone.

Thus Shariah (Quran and Sunnah) is what governs the life of a Muslim.


Surah Al An’am 6:114.

[Say (O Muhammad salalahu alayhi wasallm)]

Shall I seek a judge other than Allah while it is He Who has sent down unto you the Book (The Qur’an),

explained in detail.”

Those unto whom We gave the Scripture [the Taurat (Torah) and the Injeel (Gospel)]

know that it is revealed from your Lord in truth. 

So be not you of those who doubt.






Surah At-Taubah 9:23-24

O you who believe!

Take not for Auliya’ (supporters and helpers) your fathers and your brothers if they prefer disbelief to Belief.

And whoever of you does so, then he is one of the Zalimun (wrong-doers, etc.)


If your fathers, your sons, your brothers, your wives, your kindred, the wealth that you have gained, the commerce in which you fear a decline, and the dwellings in which you delight … are dearer to you than Allah and His Messenger,

and striving hard


fighting in His Cause,

then wait until Allah brings about His Decision (torment).

And Allah guides not the people who are Al-Fasiqun (the rebellious, disobedient to Allah).






Surah Al-Baqarah-2:256.

There is no compulsion in religion.

Verily, the Right Path has become distinct from the wrong path.

Whoever disbelieves in Taghut and believes in Allah,

then he has grasped the most trustworthy handhold that will never break.

And Allah is All-Hearer, All-Knower.



What is Tawheed ?


What is Kufr bi Taghut ?




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