Q: The presidential elections will take place in France in May. Is it permissible for the Muslims to participate in the voting or not? Some say that it is not allowed to vote because the people who will be in power will not apply the laws of Allah? What are our dalail for this? And also, is it permissible for a Muslim to take part in the no-Muslim political party?
And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.
Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)
This answer was collected from MuftiOnline.co.za, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.