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What is the Islamic view on democracy?

From his [= the Prophet's ] time, democracy has consisted of a "shura" or council. With "shura", people sit together, consult with one another and decide on one person to represent them. From the beginning, Islam has mandated democracy through a "shura". The biggest evidence of democracy in Islam is what happened when the Prophet ﷺ passed away without appointing anyone to succeed him. Sultans and kings appoint their elder sons as their successors, but the Prophet ﷺ didn't appoint anyone and left it for the Muslims to decide.

Hajj Gibril ©


see also:

•  Kingship in islam?




latest update: Thu, 12 Feb 2009
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