Sunday, August 2, 2009

Is Democracy Islamic?

So, I was thinking about if democracy is really Islamic. And I came to know that it is not and it is clearly stated in the History.

RasooluLLAH (Sal-ALLAH-o-Alaih-e-wa-Sallam) was very ill, so ill that He (P.B.U.H) couldn't lead the Ishaa prayer. So, He (P.B.U.H) ordered Sahabah (R.A) to ask Abu-Bakr(R.A) to do the Imamat.

Sahabah couldn't find Hazrat Abu-Bakr (R.A) so they asked Hazrat Umr (R.A) and said their prayers after him (R.A).

When RasooluLLAH (Sal-ALLAH-o-Alaih-e-wa-Sallam) learnt that Hazrat Umr (R.A) has lead the prayer. He ordered Sahabah (R.A) to say their Ishaa prayer again and after Abu-Bakr (R.A) (In imamat of Abu-Bakr (R.A)). So Sahabah said that Ishaa prayer again and now in the Imamat of Hazrat Abu-Bakr (R.A).

When we look closely, this way, RasooluLLAH (Sal-ALLAH-o-Alaih-e-wa-Sallam) had not only informed us about His (P.B.U.H) khalifah but also negated democracy. (i.e. he refused to the majority of people and kept His (P.B.U.H) order).

So, from this we learn that Democracy is discouraged in Islam. ALLAH knows better. May ALLAH show us and keep us on the right path. A'meen!