Parliamentary or Presidential Form of Government
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Answered by Dr. Shehzad Saleem

Does Islam endorse a parliamentary form of government or a presidential form of government?


The principle guideline given by Islam in forming a government – whatever be its type, structure and nature – is that it should come into being through the mandate of the masses. A government has right to remain in existence only if it enjoys the support of he majority.

Keeping in view this principle guideline, any form government can be adopted. If this primary condition is taken care of, then the decision should be made on the basis of the experience, practice and utility of the system.

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