Samir Khan, Former Senior Media Official, Summer 2011

Samir Khan

“Democracy to the Muslims is shirk (sin of idolatry in Islam) because, quite frankly, how can anyone vote on whether or not to establish the law of Allah? Allah’s shari‘ah is the sole valid law as He says: ‘The rule is for Allah alone’ [12: 67]. The principles of democracy are laid upon what the majority desire. What if the majority are sinful and vote against the shari‘ah? Does that mean we abandon shari‘ah for man-made laws?... Muslims are required to reject the modern day idol of democracy just as Prophet Ibrahim, peace be upon him, rejected the idols of his time.”Samir Khan, “Sadness, Contentment & Aspiration,” Inspire Magazine 6 (2011): 49-50.

Samir Khan