Muslim Participation in Non-Muslim Governments

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Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Question: Is it permissible to take part in non-Muslim governments with the intention of letting the Muslims have a voice in domestic and foreign politics?

Answer: In the name of Allah, most merciful, compassionate

Walaikum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh

Yes, it is not only permitted but praiseworthy and practically needed. However, such participation should be part of a larger vision for the Muslim community in the particular area or country.

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