Surah Hajj (22) 21/11/2015


With the name of Allah Most Gracious, Most Merciful

Sura 22 (Hajj)

Responsibilities of political leadership

Verse 41: (They are) those who, if We establish them in the land, establish regular prayer and give regular charity, enjoin the right and forbid wrong: with Allah rests the end (and decision) of (all) affairs.

The opportunity of political power is a natural outcome for the righteous. We read in Sura 21 verse 105: “Before this We wrote in the Psalms, after the Message (given to Moses): My servants the righteous, shall inherit the earth”. However, when the tables turn and given the responsibility of leadership, 4 requirements are given: Establishment of Salah and a moral value system (Sura 29 Verse 45), Zakah and economic balance and lastly the code of justice where rules are implemented to ensure goodness prospers and wrongful actions are curtailed.

Continues tomorrow Insha Allah …