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Is Islam compatible with democracy: Are Islam and Islamic societies incapable of adopting gender-equality as a principle, and thus incapable of becoming truly democratic?

Is Islam compatible with democracy: Are Islam and Islamic societies incapable of adopting gender-equality as a principle, and thus incapable of becoming truly democratic?
  • Islamic law is not compatible with democracy.



    Islamic law is diametrically opposed to democracy. Islamic law is very strict and has laws for
    everything. There are laws about food,
    laws for women, and laws for men. In
    many Muslim nations, there is no separation between church and state. I don’t think that Islam and democracy are
    compatible. You have to have one or the
    other, but not both.


  • Yes, i agree that Islam, and islamic societes are incapable of becoming democratic.

    I believe that Islam, and Islamic societies are incapable of truly becoming democratic because, the culture of the society is not set up that way. The Islamic culture is based on a set of beliefs, or religion. A set rule of the way things should be. As opposed to America, which is always morally evolving. I also believe the Islam, and Islamic societies should have the right to have their own beliefs. America should not force it's way of thinking on Islam, and Islamic societies.

  • Islam and Democracy are two different sides of the same coin

    Islam supports the democratic way of life. Rather, Islam is the democratic way of life. We can see this example from the Holy Prophet (S.A.W)'s example itself that he used to decide matters with consultation of his companions. Islamic law or Sharia is derived from 4 sources i.E Quran Sunnah Ijama and Qiyas. Ijma is the mutal consultation between highly knowledged people or sometimes normal people about an issue (Depends upon the issue). The definition of democracy is as follows: a system of government by the whole population or all the eligible members of a state, typically through elected representatives. As stated by 'eligible members of state' and by 'whole population'.Islam asks a ruler to be just and hear what the people living under his rule have to say. Hazrat Umar (R.A) had created two assemblies, i.E Assembly which directly advised him on every issue and the second one The Assembly of the people who took care of daily life problems of the people. Another misconception is that Khilafat is like the ISIS style. That is a big no.A Khalifa is elected rather than selected like Abu Bakr al Baghdadi. Secondly the holy prophet (s.A.W) said 'If i ever hear a zimmi/Zimmni( non muslim living in a muslim state) complain about you on the day of judgement,You will find me against you on the day'. This goes on to show that Islam truley is democratic. Secondly according to the evolution or morals and other stuff, Islam gives the perfect example of how 1400 years later a religion is being proven right by morals and science. Islam give general rules to follow in daily life, but allowed modification in some rules where it is necessary. For example it does not allow men to drink or consume alcohol but if needed in a dire situation, he can. The ISIS issue is like a Doctor giving a prescription, the patient not following it and dying, and then the people blaming the doctor for the wrong prescription.


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