False Elections Promises and the Holy Quran

17:02 - 2024/06/07

The promise of lying in the election to get more votes is one of the ugly election tactics that should be taken care of when choosing the right person.

False Elections Promises

False Elections Promises and the Holy Quran

The promise of lying in the election to get more votes is one of the ugly election tactics that should be taken care of when choosing the right person. During the elections, one of the most challenging debates that happen among the people is who to vote for and who is the best among the other election candidates?! Referring to religious texts, such as the Qur'an and hadiths, can be helpful in choosing the right election and guide us in making the right choice.

One of the criteria to recognize the right person from among other candidates is to see who uses lies to reach and obtain a position or not. Because it is not appropriate for a believer to use lies to achieve his goals. Futile and impossible promises during elections can also be classified as lies. Because these promises are also displeasing to God. The Holy Qur'an reproaches people who make false promises and says:

“O you who have faith! Why do you say what you do not do?”[1]

We should always be careful who we vote for. Are the promises of this person that we want to vote for him, in the way of God's pleasure and satisfaction? Because in addition to the fact that empty and useless promises are considered lies, they also cause God's anger and displeasure. The Holy Quran says in this regard:

“It is greatly outrageous to Allah that you should say what you do not do”.[2]

As a result, during the election period, one of the criteria for choosing a candidate is honest promises that distinguish him from people who make false promises.[3]

 

[1] Quran [61–2] يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا لِمَ تَقُولُونَ مَا لَا تَفْعَلُونَ

[2] Quran [61–3] كَبُرَ مَقْتًا عِنْدَ اللَّهِ أَنْ تَقُولُوا مَا لَا تَفْعَلُونَ

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