“Instead of citing the example of Yusuf (as) to justify participation in the democratic process, why not cite the example of Rasool’Allah (saw) agreeing to rule Makkah in alternating years with Quraysh in order to ease the pain and suffering of the early Muslims instead?
Surely this is a much better example of a Prophet opting for a “lesser evil” and a “greater benefit” to “prevent further harm”?
It’s not cited because it didn’t happen.
What did Rasool’Allah (saw) say to his uncle Abu Talib who made the offer on behalf of Quraysh to rule Makkah as a King, alternating leadership with the chiefs of Quraysh?
“Even if they place the sun in my right-hand, and the moon in my left-hand in return for giving up this matter (Islam), I will never stop until either Allah makes it (Islam) triumph or I die defending it.” [As-Seerah an-Nabaweyyah, Ibn Hisham (vol.1, p.265-266)]
Just saying…no beef.”
Yes, these talks are long, too long for many of us used to taking our deen in baby bite size 140 character’s at a time but still they are very beneficial.
Before any of you go out and vote I want you to watch them as they break the subject down in a way we can all easily understand, may Allah reward them, ameen
Abdur Raheem Green in his own simple way smashes the view point that Democracy is Islam or Islam is democratic and the messed up thinking of the Coca-Cola Muslims.