Channel: Faith IQ
Can one participate in politics while living in the west?
Shaykh Yasir Qadhi asks us to weigh the pros and cons and then reach a decision. What should be the decisive factors when reaching a decision? What should and can be presumed halal and haram in these circumstances?
Shaykh Yasir Qadhi provides suitable answers.
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Can I participate in politics when I live in the West?
This is a very, very difficult question. We're gonna answer it briefly here. Obviously, for a fuller answer, we need many lectures. But the bottom line, each and every scenario has to be judged by people of knowledge. You have to weigh the pros and the cons. Certain things would be permissible. Other things would be impermissible. You need the help of a person of knowledge and to guide you through each and every step. But the the general rubric our Prophet sallallahu, Alayhi, wasallam, while he lived in Mecca, the Muslims when they lived in Abyssinia, they participated with the political frame within the political framework as much as possible, as long as it did not compromise
their principles. Our profits lesson would approach what we would call politicians what we would call ministers or MPs. And he would speak to them one on one. And certain things happen such as the boycott, that they they kick the Muslims out of Makkah, where other politicians got involved, and they supported the Muslim side and the Muslims in return, obviously, you know, did things for them and praise them. So there is indeed a leeway for Muslims to get involved in politics. And obviously, there are red lines that cannot be passed. But it is incorrect to presume that everything political is how long it's also incorrect to presume everything is valid. Get involved to the greatest extent
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