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Question # : 297

United States of America

Next year the elections will take place in USA. One of the candidates might be a lady and the other one may not be good to vote for. So in Islam is it jaiz to vote for a lady? And how about this situation, does it change anything?

Answer : 297

Published on: May 3, 2007

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

(Fatwa: 431=425/B)


There is a Hadith in Sahih Bukhari Sharif:

لن یفلح قوم ولّوا امراةً (بخاري)

It means that a nation can never succeed which chooses a woman as its ruler. Now, you yourself can decide in view of the Hadith.

Allah knows Best!

Darul Ifta,
Darul Uloom Deoband

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