Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Leadership, Justice and Politics

1.             A Leader in a society is a servant for them. (HR. Accounts of Abu Na'im)

2.             There will never be a success for a society that elects a woman as a leader. (HR. Accounts of Bukhari)

3.             Whoever insults Allah's ruler on the face of the earth, then Allah will insult him/her. (HR. Accounts of Tirmidzi)

4.             Rasulullah SAW said to Abdurrahman son of Samurah, "Dear Abdurrahman son of Samurah, don't you demand a position. Truly if it is given because of your ambition, then you will be responsible for all the burdens. But if mandated without your ambition, then you will be assisted in overcoming it." (HR. Accounts of Bukhari and Muslim)

5.             When Allah wishes for goodness to a society, then there will be leaders who are wise, and there will be scholars who handle courts and justice. Also, Allah will provide wealth in the hands of those who are generous. But, if Allah wishes for something bad to a society, then He makes leaders from the low morale individuals. He would put fools to handle court of law and justice, and wealth will be in the hands of the thrifty. (HR. Accounts of Ad-Dailami)

6.             we will not appoint those who are ambitious for a position. (HR. Accounts of Muslim)

7.             There are three issues that are considered as devastating calamities, they are: (i) A ruler who is ungrateful towards your good actions for him/her, and when you make mistakes s/he will not forgive; (2) A neighbor who, when seeing your kindness, hides your good act (conceals it / stays silent) but when seeing your flaw s/he will spread; (3) Wife who bothers you when she is around (with tactless words and actions) and when you are away (going someplace) s/he will betray you. (HR. Accounts of Ath-Thabrani)

8.             Allah condemns bribery (bribe giver), acceptor and what creates opportunity for bribery. (HR. Accounts of Ahmad)

9.             There will come after me rulers who command you. Above the podium they give directions and teaching with wisdom, but when stepping down the podium They conducts deceit and theft. Their heart is more decayed than a corpse. (HR. Accounts of Ath-Thabrani)

l0.      Title (position) is at first regret, in the middle is misery (unpleasant for the heart) and in the end is punishment on judgment day. (HR. Accounts of Ath-Thabrani)

It happens when s/he misuses the position by tyranny and deceit (corruption, etc).

11.         I heard Rasulullah SAW concern his followers with six issues: (1) appointment of children as leaders (rulers); (2) too many security guards; (3) bribery in laws; (4) discontinuing silaturahmi (ties/relationships) and despising murders; (5) new generations that turn Al Qur'an into songs; (6) They prioritize or put forwards one who does not understand fiqih (regulations) nor the one with most contributions, but just the one who masters arts of literacy instead. (HR. Accounts of Ahmad)

12.         Whoever is mandated with powers upon human matters, but then avoids (refrains from) serving the weak and the ones in needs, then Allah will not notice him/her on judgment day. (HR. Accounts of Ahmad)

13.         The biggest betrayal is when a ruler sells out his people. (HR. Accounts of Ath-Thabrani)

14.         Bribery in the matter of law is kufur (acts of denying religion). (HR. Accounts of Ath-Thabrani and Ar-Rabii')
15.         Whoever dislikes any issue from the acts of the rulers, then one should be patient. Truly those who deviate (desert) from the assembly even if it is only a little, then his/her death will be considered as jahiliyah (resistance). (HR. Accounts of Bukhari and Muslim)

16.         Do not dispute. Truly those who disputed before you (quarrelling, conflicting) faced their demise. (HR. Accounts of Ahmad)

17.         Ka'ab son of 'Iyadh Ra asked, "Dear Rasulullah, When one loves his/her society, is it considered as fanatics?" prophet SAW replied, "No, fanatics (Ashabiyah) is when one supports (backs up) the society upon tyranny." (HR. Accounts of Ahmad)

18.         Muslim society is united and solid when facing others. (HR. Accounts of Asysyihaab)

19.         The powers of Allah are with jama'ah (entire society). Whoever deserts then s/he deserts to hell. (HR. Accounts of Tirmidzi)

20.         All of you are leaders and responsible for the leadership. An imam leader (emir) is a ruler and responsible over his people. A husband is a leader in the family and responsible over his leadership. A wife is a leader and responsible over the use of her husband's wealth. A servant (employee) is responsible over his/her masters' wealth. A child is responsible over the use of the father's wealth. (HR. Accounts of Bukhari and Muslim)

21.         Whoever submits to an imam (leader) and gives his/her heart and handshakes, then s/he should fully obey the fullest content. (HR. Accounts of Muslim)

22.         It will be loosening (someday) the ties (powers) of Islam, tie by tie. Every time one tie loosens, then people will hold on to others. The first one to come loose is law and the last one will be shalat prayer. (HR. Accounts of Ahmad and Al Hakim)

23.         You should listen, obey and submit (to your leaders), in time of happiness (ease and bounty), in times of difficulties and restrictions, in your activities and when facing unpleasant conditions even though the circumstances are to your disadvantages. (HR. Accounts of Muslim and An-Nasaa'i)

24.         Truly my followers will not unite in deceit. Therefore, if there are disputes then follow the most votes. (HR. Accounts of Anas son of Malik)

25.         Two persons are better than one and three are better than two persons, and four people are better than three. You should stay in the assembly (jama'ah). Truly Allah Azza wajalla will not unite my followers except with guidance (hidayah) (HR. Accounts of Abu Dawud)