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    Dear brothers and sisters, nowadays, we see that everyone do protest for their rights and people faces many problems. Is Protest Allowed in Islam??? because roads being closed, traffic jam, etc. everyone suffers from this just because of few people. Kindly, tell me is it allowed???

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    It's allowed so long as it's done for the right cause and within Islamic guidelines. So joining a protest against ban of Muslims or hijab would be a good cause whereas joining a LGBT protest would not be so, even though we see lot of Muslims joining them to have the right to engage in haram relationships.

    Allah commands us to "enjoin good and forbid evil", and the prophet (S) said if you see something evil then stop it by your hand, if not then by your mouth and if not then at least detest it in your heart. Protest is just one form of enjoining good and forbidding evil.

    A demonstration or protest is a public display of opinion. The general evidences which allow people to meet and express opinions would permit people to demonstrate their opinions as long as the opinions expressed are permitted by Islām. As such protests and demonstrations are merely a permissible style, which takes its hukm (ruling) dependent on the reasons and aims of the demonstrations; thus these must be assessed before a hukm can be given for how can a style be labelled harām without consideration of its aims and purpose? For example, if Muslims come out on a demonstration calling for the legalisation of ribā, such a demonstration would not be halāl (permissible), as it calls for something that is harām. However, if people come out to account the rulers for their oppression, and neglecting the people’s legitimate rights (given by Islām); then such a demand – whether via a letter, meeting or demonstration – is halāl, because it is regarding a matter that is not only permitted, but obliged by the Sharī’ah.

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    Quote Originally Posted by islamirama View Post
    It's allowed so long as it's done for the right cause and within Islamic guidelines. So joining a protest against ban of Muslims or hijab would be a good cause whereas joining a LGBT protest would not be so, even though we see lot of Muslims joining them to have the right to engage in haram relationships.

    Allah commands us to "enjoin good and forbid evil", and the prophet (S) said if you see something evil then stop it by your hand, if not then by your mouth and if not then at least detest it in your heart. Protest is just one form of enjoining good and forbidding evil.

    A demonstration or protest is a public display of opinion. The general evidences which allow people to meet and express opinions would permit people to demonstrate their opinions as long as the opinions expressed are permitted by Islām. As such protests and demonstrations are merely a permissible style, which takes its hukm (ruling) dependent on the reasons and aims of the demonstrations; thus these must be assessed before a hukm can be given for how can a style be labelled harām without consideration of its aims and purpose? For example, if Muslims come out on a demonstration calling for the legalisation of ribā, such a demonstration would not be halāl (permissible), as it calls for something that is harām. However, if people come out to account the rulers for their oppression, and neglecting the people’s legitimate rights (given by Islām); then such a demand – whether via a letter, meeting or demonstration – is halāl, because it is regarding a matter that is not only permitted, but obliged by the Sharī’ah.
    I know it is good to protest against LGBT and Hijjab ban etc. But, the purpose of asking this question is that the people of India and Pakistan come on the roads and blocked everything so, this kind of protest is allowed???

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    Quote Originally Posted by adeeliqbal View Post
    I know it is good to protest against LGBT and Hijjab ban etc. But, the purpose of asking this question is that the people of India and Pakistan come on the roads and blocked everything so, this kind of protest is allowed???
    Vast majority people of Pakistan and India are jahil, in that sense that not only are they illiterate but also ignorant of their deen and proper social etiquette. The burning of cars and shops and destroying everything in their path through their protest march is all unislamic. They are causing harm to those car and shop owners who are innocent in all of this. Blocking roads and streets is also causing undue hardship on the public.

    As much as we call the public protests out on this, it's also important to keep in that these days a lot of protests are paid protests. You can call some guy and tell him how many 100s of men you want for a protest and he will provide them and you can also tell him if you want a peaceful one or a violent one. So lot of protests, especially political related ones, are all staged and not genuine. At the same time, i think a bigger issue for both nations to worry about then protests is the corruption at all levels of the society.

    The Prophet (SAW) mentioned the man who undertakes a lengthy journey and is disheveled and covered with dust, and he stretches his hands towards heaven saying, ‘O Lord, O Lord,’ when his food is haraam, his drink is haraam, his clothes are haraam. He is nourished with haraam, so how can he be granted a response? [Narrated by Muslim, 1015]


 

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