Elections are lawful practice &Islam preceded modern political systems in laying the foundations of democracy
Dar al-Iftaa emphasized that the core of democracy which embodies the Islamic political principles of choosing the ruler, shura (consultation), advice, commanding the lawful and forbidding the unlawful, and fighting injustice are all a quintessential part of Islam and does not account as disbelief as some claim them to be. This came in response to some infedilizing fatwas which deem democratic elections disbelief and prohibit participation in any democratic entitlements.
Dar al-Iftaa added that Islam does not prohibit the adoption of a theory or practical solution from non-Muslims and stressed that the various systems differ in their organization of political rights and the manner of their implementation. Moreover, Islam is concerned with achieving the intent and purpose of a matter while leaving its organization and tools of implementation to what are appropriate for every age. It added that the democracy endorsed by Islam does not renounce our firmly established beliefs and identity or make them topics of discussion. Dar al-iftaa stressed that Islam is a clear methodology that is applicable at all ages.