بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
The Ruling for Presidential Elections (Translated)
On 9/7/2014, presidential elections will be held for the people to directly elect a President and his Deputy. The presidential elections are different in their reality from the parliamentary elections where representatives for the people are elected, but in the presidential elections, the head of the executive authority is elected, which represents the people's exercise to their power, and the ruling of appointing a ruler depends on two issues: the issue of characteristics and conditions, and the issue of the system he will apply.
As for a person who has the legitimacy to state leadership, he must fulfill seven conditions: Muslim, male, mature, sane, a freeman from slavery, just, and the ability to carry out the loads and responsibilities of the Khilafah "Caliphate", if he has any one of these conditions missing, then this person is not qualified to the post of a state leader from the viewpoint of the Shariah Rulings.
As for the system, he needs to implement the system of Islam in its totality, because this is the role of the leader, and the people have to be sure that he will apply the legislations of Allah in all their details, since he will pledge to apply the provisions of Islam openly and unequivocally, it becomes permissible to elect him, and of the provisions of Islam that must be implemented is the announcement of the system of the Khilafah "Caliphate", uniting the lands of the Muslims under the shade of the Khilafah "Caliphate" State, liberating the lands of the Muslims from occupation and the influence of the Kuffar in all walks of life, and carrying the message of Islam to the world.
The one who discerns the candidates for presidency clearly perceives that no one from the candidates announced that he will apply to Ahkam of Islam, and to declare the return of the Khilafah "Caliphate" which is the obligation of Allah, and the source of our glory, neither has anyone declared to cleanse the lands from the effects of foreign occupation, or restore to the Ummah its resolutions, unity and wealth. Therefore, it is not permissible Islamically to elect any of them as a State ruler, because indulging in their elections, while they abide by the secular constitution, and are committed to maintaining the republican secular system, and pledge to it... This participation in electing any of them means maintaining the man-made system, maintaining the foreign Kaffir influence, preserving the widespread corruption in the country, and helping the leaders in ruling by other than what Allah has revealed, as Muslims are commanded to rule by what Allah has revealed, Allah (swt) said:
((إِنِ الْحُكْمُ إِلَّا لِلَّه))
"The Ruling is for none but Allah" [Al-An'am: 57]
((وَأَنِ احْكُمْ بَيْنَهُمْ بِمَا أَنْزَلَ اللَّهُ وَلَا تَتَّبِعْ أَهْوَاءَهُمْ وَاحْذَرْهُمْ أَنْ يَفْتِنُوكَ عَنْ بَعْضِ مَا أَنْزَلَ اللَّهُ إِلَيْكَ))
"So rule between them by that which Allah has revealed, and follow not their desires, but beware of them in case they seduce you from just some part of that which Allah has revealed to you" [TMQ 4:49]
And the ruler who believes in Islam, but does not rule by it is an oppressor (Thaalim) and an evil doer (Faasiq),
((وَمَنْ لَمْ يَحْكُمْ بِمَا أَنْزَلَ اللَّهُ فَأُولَئِكَ هُمُ الظَّالِمُونَ))
"Whosoever does not rule by that which Allah has revealed, they are the thaalimoon (oppressors)" [al-Maidah: 45]
((وَمَنْ لَمْ يَحْكُمْ بِمَا أَنْزَلَ اللَّهُ فَأُولَئِكَ هُمُ الْفَاسِقُونَ))
"Whosoever does not rule by that which Allah has revealed, they are the fasiqoon (evil doers)", [al-Maidah: 47]
as for not ruling by Islam by denying it, and that it is invalid for ruling, then this is Kufr, we seek refuge in Allah from it.
((وَمَنْ لَمْ يَحْكُمْ بِمَا أَنْزَلَ اللَّهُ فَأُولَئِكَ هُمُ الْكَافِرُونَ))
"Whosoever does not rule by that which Allah has revealed, they are disbelievers (Kafiroon)." [al-Maidah: 44]
Oh Muslims: The matter is in your hands, to take the correct step in announcing Indonesia a nucleus for the second Righteous Khilafah "Caliphate", which was promised by our Prophet (saw) «ثُمَّ تَكُونُ خِلَافَةً عَلَى مِنْهَاجِ النُبُوَّةٍ» "Then there will be a Khilafah "Caliphate" on the method of Prophethood", and its time has come by the will of Allah (swt), and the Muslims all throughout their lands, especially the Muslims of Indonesia yearning to be ruled by Islam, and to live an Islamic life.
Oh Muslims: You are the owners of authority, so declare it blatantly and loudly, on the occasion of the presidential elections, that you will not accept other than Islam as an alternative, and will not accept to be ruled by man-made laws, but you want it purely Islamic, a Khilafah "Caliphate" on the method of Prophethood.
((يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا اسْتَجِيبُوا لِلَّهِ وَلِلرَّسُولِ إِذَا دَعَاكُمْ لِمَا يُحْيِيكُمْ))
"Oh you who believe, answer the call of Allah and the Messenger when He calls you to that which gives you life." [al-Anfal: 24]
H. 22 Sha'aban 1435
M. : Friday, 20 June 2014