Student Council Elections

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by Mahmoodiyah


Is it permissible, to stand for presidency with a fellow Muslim on a College Student Council?,




If, by standing for presidency on a college student council, your friend would be required to act or pass decisions contrary to the teachings of Shari’ah, then you are not allowed to support such a cause. On the contrary, if there is benefit in holding such a position, in terms of requesting your permissible needs etc. then you are allowed to stand for presidency with your friend.

And Allah Ta’ala knows best

Ebrahim bin Zainul Abedeen Backus

Attested to as correct by:

Mufti Muhammad Ashraf

Darul Iftaa

Jameah Mahmoodiyah



09 August 2005

03 Rajab 1426

This answer was collected in 2012 from the website of Jameah Mahmoodiyah, South Africa. The original website no longer exists.

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