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Question #: 2884

December 11, 2021

Which country is called islamic country? Where Muslims are in majority or where muslim government is present? At the moment, there is hardly a country where islamic rules or government is established then how we will say that it is islmaic country? Even Crimes and sin ratio is less in non islamic country, then whta is the criteria?

Answer #: 2884

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

An Islamic country is one in which Muslims are predominant, and their Ruler is also a Muslim, and he has the power to enforce Islamic rules, even if he does not enforce Islamic rules due to his weakness, negligence or any other reason.   

(Jawahir ul-Fiqh: 5/207, Ahsan ul-Fatawa: 6/21)

And Allah knows Best

Mufti Muhammad Abu Bakr Siddiq

Dar Al-Iftaa, Mahad ul Faqeer Al-Islami, Jhang

Checked and approved by

Mufti Abdul Wahab DB