5/5/2013 – Malaysian General Election

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1. Don’t vote for a party just because your parents are voting for that party. 

A legal voter is at least 21 years old. I hope that person is mature enough to think for him/herself.

Allah commands us to have ihsan (excellence) with our parents. That does not mean that we nod our heads and agree with everything. There is also ihsan in disagreements if one exercises Prophetic manners.

2. Don’t vote based solely on popularity or current trend.

Educate yourself. Listen to all sides, consider them, perform istikharah (recommended), and make a decision.

3. Don’t hold any ill-feelings towards those who don’t support the same party as you do. 

What kind of environment are we creating for future generations if two people who support different parties can’t get along? What maturity are we displaying in that?

If a person wants to vote Party A, then respect his/her decision. It’s his/her right to do so. You can try to convince him/her to change his/her mind, but the final say doesn’t rest on you.

Disagreements don’t necessarily make enemies.

4. Mind your own business. 

Don’t go around asking people which party they’re voting for (or against).

That’s all.

Lets exercise our right, and lets exercise it wisely.

Bismillah.

7 thoughts on “5/5/2013 – Malaysian General Election”

  1. yeah,everyone must not make it like a trend to this issue. Like seeing in twitter many are supporters of PKR then you be their supporter too. It's wrong that way. We all have the ability to read, so read reliable sources and make your choice. Just dont be mere voters/supporters. Be wise. And whatever the outcome is now, Allah is the best planner of all. We have no power against HIS will. And remember Islam definitely wins after all. Just have faith. Peace.

  2. Nice point! But, don't you think its kinda too late for that since you are posting this ON the election day. Not before the election day? Just my opinion thou. Great post! Keep up the good work man!

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