When it is said that all differences of opinion in
an Islamic state shall be settled by a majority vote, it does not mean at all
that the opinion which is ultimately accepted shall necessarily be correct. It
only means that just to run the affairs an opinion has been enforced until the
time a stronger opinion emerges to take its place. This is only a way of
settling differences of opinions and is no criterion for the correctness of a
viewpoint. Only reasons and arguments decide what is right or wrong, and a
majority or a minority opinion has no say in this regard.