Electronic voting machine to elect a Caliph
Fatwa No: 84210

  • Fatwa Date:20-5-2002 - Rabee' Al-Awwal 9, 1423
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Question

With all of this technology today, why aren't there electronic voting machines to elect Ameer El Momeneen?

Answer

Praise be to Allah, the Lord of the World; and may His blessings and peace be upon our Prophet Muhammad and upon all his Family and Companions.

The body authorized to elect Ameer El-Momeneen is the influential council composed of the Muslim distinguished scholars, and notables who will be able to attend a general meeting to be held for this purpose in the concerned Muslim country. If there is unanimous agreement or the majority of them agreed to elect a Caliph for the Muslims then the citizens should endorse and approve this election. There is no need for any electronic voting machine in this regard.
Allah knows best.

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