‘million dollar question; on voting

Q: salam,

the million dollar question which i guess nobody seems to ask is what do muslims do at this state for one Islam 2 how do we deal with the current elections. muslims last time were hyped about obama but realistically Muslims get screwed either candidate they pick. who to vote for and how do we muslims actually rise as full muslims who follow the sunnah in America bc it doesnt look like its going to get any better for us.  i believe there is a hadith that states the ummah is like a body if one part is pain the rest of the body feels that pain of at least feel that pain.  our situation is bad all around what to do???

Time: Wednesday January 11, 2012 at 2:04 am

A: وعليكم السلام ورحمة الله وبركاته

While you ask a million dollar question, my billion dollar question to you is as follows: what have you done as person to make America a better and safer place for all that exist within its boundaries? There is no need to be pessimistic. If each of us did the best for our society, rest assured, the pain we feel would be much less.

Regardless, here is your answer, one shared previously.

May Allah (SWT) reward you for your concern and good actions.

Allah Certainly Knows Best.

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2 responses to “‘million dollar question; on voting

  1. worried father

    I’m just curious, exactly how did the Muslims got screwed with Obama? Are you speaking from a domestic or international perspective? In saying that, what have we done to help our situation in either circumstance? There are religious groups that have formed powerful voting blocs. In order to do that we have to first unite amongst ourselves and start paying attention to our local communities that we live in and be active in them. This might require us to step outside our cultural box and actually engage with people and issues that might be different than what we are used to.

  2. motherinislam

    As-salaam-alaikum. I am troubled brother by your discouragement as a Muslim in America. In a lot of Muslim countries we have no rights in voting because it is mostly rigged with bribery, etc. No place is perfect but, the thing about America is that anyone can become President (citizen of course, which was stupidly questioned about Obama) and if we Muslims actually came together we could make a difference. Funny, America has still not accepted a black man as President and many Muslim countries have had women as their leaders, so I always mention that as to how far America has really come and how they think we are backward. In any case, my suggestion to you is to become a delegate of a party, of course, the Democrat party is more for middle income and working people that this country was built on so, I am partial. In Utah, caucus for them is March 13th. Becoming a delegate allows you to be in the initial stage of decison making of candidates that go on from primaries and conventions that you vote in. Also, this is a way that local political leaders know that Muslims are involved in their government and thereby listen to our needs. If you want a change you have to be willing to be involved. You could always end up voting Independent if you don’t like ANY candidate but, you need to show that we Muslims to have an interest in what is going on in this country! in an effective way.