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Islamic scholars say casting vote is ‘religious duty’

Staff ReportISLAMABAD: Religious scholars on Thursday issued an unanimous decree that casting votes in the upcoming elections is a ‘religious duty’ and that Islam does not prohibits women to cast votes, SAMAA reports.Chairman Pakistan Ulema Council Hafiz Tahir Ashrafi, in consultation with other Islamic scholars, issued a decree highlighting the importance of voting.According to the...

SAMAA | - Posted: Apr 25, 2013 | Last Updated: 8 years ago
SAMAA |
Posted: Apr 25, 2013 | Last Updated: 8 years ago

Staff ReportISLAMABAD: Religious scholars on Thursday issued an unanimous decree that casting votes in the upcoming elections is a ‘religious duty’ and that Islam does not prohibits women to cast votes, SAMAA reports.Chairman Pakistan Ulema Council Hafiz Tahir Ashrafi, in consultation with other Islamic scholars, issued a decree highlighting the importance of voting.According to the decree, politics is not forbidden in Islam and that casting vote is a religious duty. It said that refraining from voting is an un-Islamic act. Decree says that under the Shariah women can also vast their votes and that Islam does not prohibits women from voting. – SAMAA

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