Democracy is a form of government that exists in numerous countries around the world, especially in the West. Is democracy compatible with Shari’ah? Can the Shari’ah still be in place with democracy around it?
The Shari'ah does not prescribe a specific mechanism of government. There are ways we can reconcile aspects of democracy with aspects of the Shari'ah. It is permissible for people to come together to vote for issues where voting is allowed. There is no one Islamic means of government.
Shaykh Yasir Qadhi explains and further answers the question.
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