Assalamu alaikum ya Sayedy and peace and blessings to our beloved Prophet SAW and to our beloved mashayekh,
I have a quick inquiry about voting ya Sayyedy.
In the past, I used to vote in accordance with this opinion:
It may be the case that the interests of Islam require Muslims to vote so as to ward off the greater evil and to reduce harmful effects.
This has sometimes meant supporting candidates whose views are not 100% aligned with Islamic values.
I understood from last week’s Khutba that one should not vote at all if a candidate is not mentioning Allah SWT and is not explicitly on the right path with Allah SWT. Is this the correct interpretation?
Jazakum Allahu Khayran, gratitude to our beloved mashayekh, and please forgive any inconvenience.
Wassalamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wabarakatuh.
The correct position is the warding off of greater evil.
Hajj Gibril Haddad