Shaykh Muḥummad Ibn Hādi al-Madkhalī:
“There is a group on this website which writes on the behalf of Dār Al-Ḥadīth in Dammāj. Ignoramuses who are upon compounded ignorance and they are liars.
As for the ignoramus that is upon compounded ignorance, he doesn’t know, and he doesn’t know that he doesn’t know. An ignoramus that is ignorant to his ignorance.
Alas, Yaḥya al-Hajūrī supports their writings. Because in all reality he doesn’t know the linguistics of knowledge. And I will mention to you one of them, I don’t know him nor have I heard of him until a few days ago. Who is called the ‘al-Sawarī’, this is how it is exactly pronounced. So this (al-Sawarī), I have not seen anyone more ignorant or a greater liar than him. And if you may allow me on this harshness.
The wall asked the chock, “why are you jagging me”? He (the chock) said, “ask who is hammering me”.
I have seen from him (al-Sawarī) an article that was brought to me, a writing (that read) “The refutation of the elector Muḥammad Ibn Hādi”, me, ‘I am an elector’.
So he quoted a fatwa of mine, and Alāamdulilāh he quoted it in its entirety, and that is, I was asked about the elections. So I said; and now I will not adjust a letter from what I said the first time, yet InshāAllāh, I will not leave out anything. I said these elections are not from Islām.
This is one thing. The other thing, both the Muslim and the kāfir vote (in the elections) in the countries of the kufār. The third thing, the unwelcome participate in it.
If the elections were in the Muslim countries, and the minority were the kufār. The kāfir enters it, the man, the woman, etc.
Also a fourth thing, I said the one that is elected is brought to take an oath and swears to obey and follow the constitution, his commitment is to the constitution. Then afterwards I said, meaning a fifth thing, I said it is harām. Harām, it is not permissible. Harām – (I said it) with all honesty.
Then I said, yet some of our Scholars – May Allāh have mercy upon those who died from them, and preserve and give success to those who remain, issued fatāwa permitting it in case of necessity and in case one is being forced to. If a kāfir or one who is infatuated with protesting and wants to wage war against Islam.
So in this situation they (Scholars) said the elections are permissible to block this person from being elected, only in case of necessity. Thus, I repeated, and I confirmed this, and so they allowed it in case of necessity. And they never made it permissible. These are my words in which he conveyed in its entirety.”