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Cartoons, public interest, opinion of the majority (Muslim)

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Submitted by Barbara (United States), Mar 1, 2006 at 14:00

al-Qur'an was-Sunnah Society of North America.
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The Sunnah
http://www.qss.org/archives/aqeedah/ch15.html
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143. It is not permissible for a Muslim ruler to issue a ruling on a case in the public interest unless he first consults the people. Their unanimous decision becomes binding on him.

144. Deferring to the opinion of the majority by the imam, the leading man in authority, is in accordance with authentic Sunnah and is in the legitimate public interest.

At first I thought I found some good news here, Muslim rulers must consult the majority of the people (Muslim, others don't count at all) .But then I looked up the word "Deferring" .
"Deferring to the opinion"

Can anyone explain "Deferring to the opinion".
verb

intr
deferred, deferring
1. To yield to their wishes, opinions or orders.

Thesaurus: yield, submit, obey, accede, acquiesce, concede, waive, comply, give way, bow, kowtow.
Form: defer to someone (usually)
Etymology: 15c Scots, meaning ‘to submit oneself to someone': from Latin deferre to carry away.

OR this meaning...same word..

Your Query of 'deferring' Resulted in 3 Matches
From The AND Dictionary
Displaying Items 1 through 3
Definitions
defer1
verb

deferred, deferring
1. To put off something or leave it until a later time.

Thesaurus: postpone, delay, suspend, procrastinate, put off, adjourn, shelve, protract.
Derivative: deferment
noun

The action of putting something off until a later time
Thesaurus: delay, stay, postponement, moratorium, suspension, deferral, putting off, procrastination.

Etymology: 14c: from Latin differre to delay or postpone.
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Is; there is hope for the "Good Muslim",? Is it in the rule book ?
Their opinion can count.?......not really :(
Submitting....

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