Questioner: What is the ruling on voting?
Dr Sharof: Voting is not permissible. This is because voting results in going against Allaah. Don’t you know? Is there anyone who was voted in and he ruled with the Sharee’ah? There is none. Also, democracy contradicts Islaam. This is the law of the people, by the people and for the people. They have nothing to do with the ruling of Allaah. I hope you understand. That is it. If you have learnt to the extent that you have any evidence which permits it, phone us and inform us about the evidence. That is it.
[Source: Question and Answer Session of the tape, “Explanation of Ma’aarijul Qabuul”; Venue: Ibadan]
Translated by Aboo Aaishah Al Odeomeey