Islam against Voting

Hizb ut-Tahrir spokesman Uthman Badar argues (pg 16 Crescent Times, August issue) that voting does not comply with Islamic teaching. “The reality of the secular political system is that we are asked to vote for a person or party (as in Australia) who will rule, invariably, by other than Islam – and ruling or judgment by other than Islam is definitively prohibited. In turn, voting for such an outcome is itself prohibited,” Badar writes. The Australian writer Sally Neighbour (July 2, 2010) describes Hizb ut-Tahrir as an international organisation dedicated to the creation of a transnational Islamic state governed purely by Sharia law.

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POSTED 28 Aug 2010