Life Management

Does Islam allow Muslims in a Muslim-majority country to elect a non-Muslim as governor?

The answer to your question is that in Islam there is no absolute model for political rule. The Islamic form of government depends upon the circumstances. Government, according to Islam, will be decided by the circumstances. According to Islam, political form is not a part of belief. It is the prevailing situation that will determine the type of political form that has to be adopted. 

I am a Muslim who believes in Islam. I cannot follow the teachings of Islam such as praying five times a day. Also during fasting I get distracted into watching TV. How should I follow the teachings of Islam as required of me?

You must change your habit of getting distracted into things such as watching TV. It is very much in your power to save yourself from distractions. No other person can help you to get over your distractions. It is all about taking a firm decision to get rid of your distractions.

There is growing communalism so please advise how can we curb Hatred and Antagonism between communities?

''All kinds of communalism is a pheonmenon of reaction. Advise people not to react, thus communalism will automatically disappear. The fact is that difference is part of human life. One cannot eliminate differences. If we see some difference or something that we dislike,we should simply avoid it. This is the only option for us in such matters. Adopt the culture of tolerance, and there will be no communalism.''

What is Islamic view on Miserliness?

Miserliness is a relative term. If one pays all of his monetary dues according to Islam, and at the same time he leads a very simple life, then this is a case of simple of living and not a case of miserliness. But, if one fails to pay his monetary dues and at the same times he lives as a miser, then this kind of behaviour is unwanted in Islam. It is selfishness, and selfishness, according to Islam, is an evil behaviour.