A Meritocratic Islamic Republic rather than a Pure Democracy
The Quran does not seem to envisage a pure DEMOCRATIC POLITICAL SYSTEM based on the will of the MAJORITY but a MERITOCRATIC ISLAMIC REPUBLIC. According to the Quran, MAJORITY of the people in the world do not believe that what has been revealed by their Lord to the Last Messenger is the Ultimate Truth [11:17; 13:1]. MAJORITY of the people in the world do not have knowledge that the Ultimate Command/Rule/Judgement rests with Allah alone, and that they should serve Him alone; and that is the Right way of life/Deen [12:40]. Even the MAJORITY of those who consider themselves the Believers in Allah, are committers of some kind of SHIRK, and associate partners with Him [12:106]. Also, MAJORITY of the people do not truly believe that they have to meet their Lord one day (and will be held accountable for their deeds) [30:8]. Furthermore, MAJORITY of the people are nothing but as cattle that neither appropriately use their senses nor reason [7:179; 25:44]. Then why this cattle-like ignorant MAJORITY of the people should be allowed to impose their chosen individuals on all the people, to rule or to legislate or to ordain what is lawful and what is not lawful for all? How can opinion or choice of a philosopher or scholar or a wise man be equal to that of a layman or ignorant? When every important job in the world has some eligibility qualification, why not the legislators should have any eligibility criteria? When every important job in the world is through selection according to some criteria, why the most important job-holders should be elected by unqualified MAJORITY rather than being selected by a wise minority?