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Democracy and it's Islaamic Ruling

If someone asks you: “what is democracy?”

Say: it is when people govern themselves by themselves without a (revealed) Book or Sunnah.

If it is said to you: “What is its ruling?”

Say: It is major Shirk (polytheism). The proof for this is Allah’s saying:

“Verily, the rule belongs to none but Allah.” [Surah Yoosuf: 40]?

“Al-Mabaadee al-Mufeedah fit-Tawheedi wal-Fiqhi wal-‘Aqeedah” Basic Principles on the Subjects of Tawheed, Fiqh and ‘Aqeedah: Points 45 and 46. By Shaikh Yahyaa bin 'Alee Al-Hajooree Al.IBAANAH Book Publishing.
Translated by Abu Maryam Isma'eel Alarcon
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