Q&A Faqs Some parties endorse the killing of civilians as they pay taxes and vote for the governments who oppose the Muslims. Is this right?

Q: Some parties endorse the killing of civilians as they pay taxes and vote for the governments who oppose the Muslims. Is this right?

A:
Such views are inaccurate. The collection of government taxes from their people is not a new practice. Neither is the involvement of the general public in government policies. In a tribal system that dominated the people before, the leaders of the tribes often involved their members in important issues, which affect them. Democratic ideas and its practices have also been carried out by the Greeks and the Romans. Yet, Prophet Muhammad(pbuh) strictly prohibits the killing of ordinary citizens in war.