Voting and candidacy

Q 5: Is it permissible to vote or nominate for elections, given the fact that our country is not ruled by the law revealed by Allah?

A: It is not permissible for a Muslim to nominate himself hoping to be a part of a system disagreeing with the Islamic revealed law. Similarly, it is not permissible for a Muslim to vote for anyone who will work in that government (Part No. 23; Page No. 407) unless the one who nominates himself or those who vote for him hope that their participation may enable them to change the system to act upon Shari`ah and are using this as a means to overcome the system of government. Moreover, a person who nominates himself should not accept any position after being elected except if it is in conformity with the Islamic Shari`ah.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.