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Is it jaiz to live in a country which is not ruled by shariah law, or make hijrah to it? Which are the countries that are at present ruled by shariah law?

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1. Is it jaiz to live in a country which is not ruled by shariah law? 2. If a country does exist which is ruled by shariah law, is it fardh to make hijrah to it? 3. Which are the countries that are at present ruled by shariah law?

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Respected Brother-in-Islam

Assalaamu Alaykum Wa Rahmatullaahi Wa Barakaatuhu

1. Kindly refer below
2. Refer below
3. Afghanistan

and Allah Ta’ala Knows Best

Mufti Ebrahim Desai
FATWA DEPT.

Q: Are Islamic laws applicable in a non-Muslim country?
A: If the internal and external affairs of a country are run by a non-Muslim
government, and the government has not appointed a Muslim leader or judge
for its Muslim subjects, then it is incumbent upon the Muslims of that
country to appoint a leader for themselves if they are free to practice
Islam in that country. However till they do not unanimously decide on a
leader, it is permissible for them to appoint a Muslim judge (or body), with
whom the people are pleased, to handle their affairs according to Shariáh.
(Iezaahun-nawaadir, p. 120)

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