Sheikh Ahmad Kutty, a senior lecturer and Islamic scholar at the Islamic Institute of Toronto, Ontario, Canada , states: “This is an issue that ought to be referred to the Muslim world council of jurists to offer a specialized ruling, and once they have done so, we are bound by their decision in such matters.
Individuals are not supposed to take certain hadiths out of context and give a general ruling based on personal reasoning, especially in matters related to governance of public affairs (siyasa).”