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Advice to all voters

 

The Messenger of God (may the peace and blessings of God be upon him) says:

 

“Whoever is not concerned with the Muslims’ matters is not a Muslim”

 

From this basis, due to the requirements of responsibility and in order to preserve the faithfulness that will be asked about on the Day of Judgment, I am sure that there are many people for whom the righteous path that pleases God and his Messenger is important. This is the path that Islam drew for us, and following it leads us to salvation in this world and the hereafter. The straight path is the one that corrects the way of life and places it in the foremost position in the eyes of God and advances His religion in all economic and social aspects of life along with every other one.

 

When we hear others say “We want the Islamists to tell us what their electoral program is,” it should be obvious that the Islamists’ program is known and understood and no one would deviate from it except a sinner. And it is: “God said this and the Messenger said this.”

 

This is the best of programs. It is a program that takes you to bliss in this life and in the hereafter. For within Islam there is everything that is suitable for humankind. There is advancement, civilization, and an honorable life. We are now living through a dangerous period of transformation in the life of Egypt in which our country is one, our future is one, and we have only one opportunity in our hands. We must choose Islam, its principles and values, and its tolerance and protection of the rights of others and the People of the Book. These principles and values produce one people that is concerned with the affairs of the Muslims and with the beneficial, true, peaceful, legitimate way and these people support each other. The Messenger of God (may the peace and blessings of God be upon him) says: “The believer is to his brethren like a structure where each part supports the other, like interlinked fingers.” Both al-Bukhari and Muslim relate this. The Messenger (may the peace and blessings of God be upon him) says “The example of the believers in their mutual friendship, mercy, and sympathy is like the example of a single body.  If one part of it complains, the rest of the body falls ill with sleeplessness and fever.” The Islamic program guarantees the orphan’s financial and physical security, aid for the needy, social interdependence and treating the People of the Book in the best manner and guaranteeing them their rights. An Islamic state is based on fixed and firmly rooted principles that come from a firm and solid base.

 

The Qur’an is a constitution that organizes everything in life. For every large and small thing, it regulates it and sets its boundaries. It is no secret to any reasonable person that Islam contains the best for Egypt, its people, and all the Muslims and non-Muslims. It has a well-known and understood program with no falseness or deviation from the truth. It contains everything that is suitable for mankind.

 

I advise every Muslim to use his reason and choose the best for our country. We are choosing who represents us and takes us to the right path.

 

My brother, it is enough to cast your vote for a candidate that calls for the implementation of God’s Shari‘a, the Shari‘a of justice, the Shari‘a of equality, the Shari‘a of love for God, the Shari‘a of work, the Shari‘a of the pure creation and good deeds. If we counted up the advantages of this Shari‘a, we would not have enough paper to write all of them.

 

*For we are proud for Shari‘a to be our constitution and the source of our legislation*

I call on every voter to cast his vote for the candidate that agrees in his program to work on implementing Islamic Shari‘a. I advise everyone to choose what his heart tells him to do for the sake of his religion and his salvation. This is also for the sake of God’s religion as well as Egypt and its people. You have the freedom to choose.

Oh God, bear witness that I have delivered Your message.

 

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Acquired 25 November 2011

 

Translated by Hossam Abouzahr

Translation reviewed by Thomas Levi Thompson


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