Is democracy totally incongruent to Islam? On what grounds democracy and Islam can be shown to be equal and on which grounds these are mutually exclusive? I believe that democracy is the system of West whereas khilafat is the system of Islam. Democracy on the contrary, is based on the principle of "sovereignty of the people" as is evident from its very definition. Suppose if the parliament legalizes the consumption of alcohol we can’t stop them in a true democracy. But in Islam, we cannot allow the parliament to repeal any of the Islamic injunctions. This means that we are denying the foundational principles of democracy.
Another difference between the two systems is that democracy works on the principle that majority view has to prevail. Whereas in Islam we have Shoora which implies consensus within limits of the Qur’an and sunnah.
What is the use of finding democracy in Islam? Isn’t Islam itself is a perfect religion? Why do we have to show it compatible or equalling to democracy?