Some people are Muslims but
they indulge in political parties, and those parties follow either Russia
or America. These parties are many and varied, such as the Progressive
party, the Socialist party, the Independence party, the Liberal party, the
Nationalist party, the Youth party, the Democratic party, and other
parties which are all more or less similar. What is the attitude of Islam
towards these parties, and towards Muslims who indulge in these parties
– is their Islam sound?
Praise be to Allaah.
has an understanding of Islam, strong faith, Islamic integrity,
farsightedness and eloquence, and is thus able to exert some influence on
the direction of the party so that it will take an Islamic direction, may
get involved in these parties or with the one which is most likely to be
more receptive towards the truth – in the hope that Allaah will benefit
others through him and guide whomsoever He wills to give up deviant
political trends and follow the just politics of sharee’ah, thus
bringing the ummah together on the Straight Path. But he should not follow
their deviant principles.
does not have such strong faith and integrity and fears that he may be
influenced by them instead of wielding influence, should keep away from
those parties, so as to avoid fitnah and to protect his religious
commitment from the same fate as they suffered, lest he fall into deviance
and corruption as they have done.