Quote Originally Posted by abumusab View Post
This is a false analogy from its premise.
Democracy would be like Pig - whatever you did to it, it would not change its essential characteristic.
Cake on the other hand, like all material objects, is universal and not restricted by belief and the ingredients of the cake will determine if it is halal. The exception to the universality of objects would be those objects which Allah has made haram such as Alcohol and those which result from another belief such as a christian cross or jewish skull cap.
Democracy, on the other hand, is not an object but a ruling system which is not from Islam. When it comes to action, Muslims are restricted to taking only that which our Nabi (saw) has brought:
Take what the messenger brings you and abstain from what he forbids you. Be mindful of Allah, Allah is severe in punishment (59.7)
This verse means that whatever the Nabi did not bring in terms of rules (let alone an entire ruling system), we are not allowed to take it.... not to mention the countless verses which order that sovereignty belongs to Allah and not subject to man's whims and desires, which is what results when you attempt to conjure up a so-called "Islamic-Democracy" - ie law of man mixed in teh equation of law of Allah.
“Verily the Hukm (ruling) is for none but Allah” (Yusuf 40)
“And rule between them by what Allah has revealed and do not follow their desires and beware of them that they may seduce you away from some of that which Allah has revealed to you” (Al-Maa'idah 49)